I made some correction to the quote below..
Originally Posted by kbdrand
I just got this from an inside source at Dell:
The NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 7800 GTX Ultra(there is no such thing as a 7800 ultra) is a member of the new GeForce 7 series of notebook graphics processing units (GPUs). This new generation of GPUs redefines the standards for high performance and low power. The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 Ultra is positioned as a high performance notebook GPU, and supports next generation Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, high quality integrated video processing technology, and advanced power management capabilities with NVIDIA PowerMizer™ technology.
Key features include (Click term to view/hide description):
CineFX™ 3.0 Shading Architecture - A superscalar architecture with up to 8x shading performance over previous generations
- Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0
- 64-bit floating point texture filtering and blending to empower high dynamic range lighting effects Intellisample 3.0 Technology - Advanced 16x anisotropic filtering and rotated grid antialiasing algorithms provide a new level of graphics image quality.
- Fastest antialiasing and compression performance
- Support for advanced lossless compression algorithms for color, texture, and z-data at even higher resolutions and frame rates
- Fast z-clear
- High-resolution compression technology (HCT) increases performance at higher resolutions through advances in compression technology Advanced Engineering - Fast GDDR3 memory and a 256-bit memory interface deliver extremely fast frame rates at high resolutions and antialiasing/anisotropic (AA/AF) filtering settings.
- A native PCI-Express interface provides a full, bi-directional 4GB/sec. of bus bandwidth for both upstream and downstream data transfer.
- Advanced thermal management and thermal monitoring Advanced Video and Display Functionality - On-chip video processor for high-quality digital media encode/decode.
- Advanced adaptive de-interlacing
- High-quality video scaling and filtering
- Integrated NTSC/PAL TV encoder supporting resolutions up to 1280×768 without the need for panning with built-in Macrovision® copy protection
- Microsoft Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) supports multiple video windows with full video quality and features in each window
- Full NVIDIA nView™ multi-display technology capability NVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control™ (DVC) 3.0 Technology - Color controls
- Image sharpening controls
Field Installed Upgrade Option
In addition to this card being factory installed, a field upgrade may be offered for sale to Customers who purchased the lower performance video card(This means the 6800 go Ultra) with their new system. The field upgrade will include both the new card kit (Video Card, SW CD, Label and/or techsheet) and an onsite installation by an authorized Dell service provider. In no case can the customer purchase only the card and install it themselves. This would void their warranty. The driver details shown below are for the CD included in the upgrade kit. If the driver is obtained by web download or backup media, it may not have the user screens shown. The customer should be directed to dell.com (under XPS) or to S&P sales for information on purchasing the upgrade.
I just got another email that confirms that it will be Sept 29th when it goes on sale.