Intel Pentium M 740: specs and benchmarks

Intel Pentium M 740


Intel started Intel Pentium M 740 sales on January 2005. This is Dothan architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 1 core and 1 thread, and is based on 90 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1730 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is PPGA478, H-PBGA479 processor with a TDP of 27 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 5.13 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Pentium M 740 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Pentium M
Architecture codename
Release date
January 2005

Technical specs

Pentium M 740's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium M 740's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
1.73 GHz
Bus support
533 MHz
L1 cache
32 KB
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
2 MB
of 8 (FX-8350)
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
Die size
84 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
140 million
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
VID voltage range


Information on Pentium M 740 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
PPGA478, H-PBGA479
Power consumption (TDP)
27 Watt
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium M 740. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost
Idle States
Demand Based Switching
32 Bit
FSB parity

Security technologies

Pentium M 740 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium M 740 are enumerated here.

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium M 740. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


3DMark06 CPU


Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium M 740 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium M 740 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium M 740 from AMD is Ryzen 3 3200U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

User rating

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