Intel Pentium M 780: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Pentium M 780
Intel Pentium M 780
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Year of release 2005
Performance 4.83


Intel started Intel Pentium M 780 sales on July 2005. This is a 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 2260 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


of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-13950HX.

Intel Core i9-13950HX Core i9 13950HX

General info

Pentium M 780 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1829
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesPentium M
Architecture codenameDothan (2004−2005)
Release dateJuly 2005
(17 years old)
Current price$113 of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores1 (Single-Core)
Base clock speed2.26 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2.26 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
Bus support533 MHz
L1 cache32 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache2 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography90 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size84 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors140 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support-
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range1.26V-1.404V


Information on Pentium M 780 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketPPGA478, H-PBGA479
Thermal design power (TDP)27 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium M 780. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States-
Demand Based Switching-
PAE32 Bit
FSB parity-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium M 780's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

ECC memory support-

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium M 780. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Pentium M 780 4.83
  • 3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Pentium M 780 933

Is Pentium M 780 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium M 780 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

Intel Pentium M 780 100
AMD A4-3305M 99.59
AMD FX-9800P 99.38

Pentium M 780 AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium M 780 from AMD is A4-3305M, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD A4-3305M A4 3305M

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Pentium M 780:

Intel Pentium M 780 100
AMD A4-3305M 99.59
AMD FX-9800P 99.38
AMD A4-3300M 97.72

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD Turion 64 ML-44 Turion 64 ML-44
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52 Turion 64 X2 TL-52
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-66 Turion 64 X2 TL-66
Intel Pentium M 715 Pentium M 715
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 Turion 64 X2 TL-56
Intel Pentium M 760 Pentium M 760

Best GPUs for Pentium M 780

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Pentium M 780, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Pentium M 780 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 7 configurations based on Pentium M 780 in our database.

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