Amazon just pushed my ship date back to the end of June. I might have to cancel and order through Adorama, but I need to make sure of the return policy first. I'm pretty busy with work this week and next week anyways so I might just wait it out and see if it ships early.
My 9800xt can run HL2 perfectly smoothly at 1680x1050 with my FX-51 and 1GB of reg ecc PC2100 with everything set to highest but no AA or AF. If the 9800xt can, more modern cards shouldn't even break a sweat.
I would like to note that it is in fact still just a Pentium 4 6XX chip, and not an EE chip. Even though the specs seem to line up, there is a difference between the 2MB prescotts and the 90nm EE chips. IIRC its cache latencies or something.
from looking at that picture, I would say it will fit. The reason the All-in-wonder cards are listed as incompatible, is because they traditionally have large silver casings for the coaxial input which interferes with the heatsink and would require modification to the waterblock. The x800xt AIW...
that has a mobility radeon 9000, which should have support for monitors up to 2048*1650 or whatever the max is, at least thats what the thinkpad my buddy has with a mobility 9000 supports.. maybe dell did something to them :confused:
its entirely possible that they are talking about all-in-wonder 9800 and down cards. From what I've seen, the AIW x8xt has the same hsf as the normal x800? Take a picture of the card with the heatsink off, showing the mounting holes and I can tell you if a block will fit.