Caution High Temperature Parts - Ya think?
Let's see, 450MHz GPU with 352 unified shaders and 2GB of memory, Intel Core i7 940 quad-core processor at 2.93GHz; it's no wonder the cooling setup in this thing looks like the inside of a 1U rack-mount server. It's safe to say it will run Crysis, it will blend (though perhaps with just a little lube and persuasion) but what sort of benchmark prowess are we really talking about? Here's a quick sneak peek before we get into the nitty-gritty detail of our full review, coming soon, real soon...
The Core i7 720QM in the Asus G73 listed here is at a bit of a disadvantage versus the full-fledged Core i7 940 in the D900, though CPU clock speeds are within a 100MHz of each other or so. That said, this is a GPU-intensive benchmark and it's safe to say the new GeForce GTX 480M is going to bring-it in a big way, battery life be damned. Stay tuned in the week ahead for guts and the glory.
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