Originally Posted by speedcap
There's no question that now that it is out with a lot of good actual pictures and reviews most would agree it's better than our first take. What I cannot understand is that there seems to be no excitement about the 1730. E.G. just look at the posts on this forum. Is it because of the looks, the price, or that it only comes right now with the 8700?
Probably the 8700 which kind of relates to the price. Paying that much, you'd expect some performance leap the way the 7950 had. But it doesn't. At high resolutions, it can get beat by a single 7950 and overwhelmingly spanked by 2 7950's. Only way there will be loads of reviews and pics is if the 65nm G92 that went into the 8800GT make their way to the mobile parts. It was unfeasible to make a comparable mobile GPU based on an existing 8800GTX but I think with the gains in power consumption and heat from the 8800GT, it's very feasible.