Just got this in the mail....(i say got what I mean is read)
Could this indicate it's not looking good for mr9800? Though respect to David for giving more info then any of the sales reps have ever done.
We are currently working on the ATI mobility RADEON 9800, but
unfortunately, ATI changed the spec when they brought it back on the
roadmap. It is a larger chip, hotter and requires a module board
It is also not Pin-to-Pin compatible and it may exceed our electrical,
power and thermal ceilings.
We are currently working with ATI to make it work and hopefully
will have good news soon.
However, until I have confirmation by my team and a Prototype in
my hands, I cannot guarantee that it will work.