While enthusiast have been salivating over the power of
the Pentium M processor, motherboard manufacturers have been focusing on totally
different aspects of computing. Most have been releasing highly integrated small
systems for specialty use (like home theatre PC, media PC's and silent PC
With this in
mind, testing of Pentium M processors will commence on a AOpen Mini PC MP915-B Super Multi. There
will be no overclocking evaluations. Let's see how the Pentium M processor stacks up against
the competition now.
Prelude to Benchmarks - Test
Over the following page we'll be running the socket 479
Intel Pentium M 740 processor though PCSTATS standard set of productivity
processor benchmarks. There are a wide variety of office and synthetic
benchmarks here to illustrate what kind of performance boost users can expect
from the Pentium Mobile processor.
The specific details of how the Intel Pentium M 740
processor test system was configured for benchmarking - including the hardware,
software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions - are indicated below.
Please take a
moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the
individual benchmark results on the next several pages.
|PCSTATS Test System Configuations|