Here's a piece of advice for you. If you haven't ordered one yet, then don't order the WUXGA. Why you ask? Simple. WUXGA is more or less meant for graphics editor, those who do intense digital imaging(ie. Photoshop, 3D work, AutoCAD) because of the fine resolution, images can be displayed at an extremely smooth and accurate state. Or... for some, just bragging rights.... I usually turn then down with the following reason when they brag.
It is bad for gaming in my humbly opinion. Simply because the games now a-days are getting MUCH more demanding. The mobility radeon 9700 is beginning to show its age. Translation, the mobility radeon 9700 will not be able to run new games at high resolution. What that has anything to do with the LCD? As you may have noticed. LCDs are best used at their NATIVE RESOLUTION. That's when EVERYTHNG is displayed NICE AND CRISP. Any other resolution will be blurry, and the more it deviates from the native resolution, the more blurry it gets.
Conclusion? WUXGA + MR9700 + new games = blurry texts and images at playable gaming resolution.
This was also the reason why I had chose the WSXGA+.... Even at 1680 x 1050, I was unable to use the native resolution on nearly ALL recent games.(most of the time, I run it at 1280x800, which is the second up from 1680x1050)
Example: I ran Half Life 2 at 1680x1050 with everything high no AA with modded Catalyst 4.11 and I get about 30-40 frames when there's nothing going on..... and about 10-20 frames when encountering 2 or more enemies. Then I sacrifice some blurry texts and images(not bad, just slightly noticeable) by running the game at 1280x800, the lowest frame rate I get is around 20 frames(that's when all hell broke lose on the screen
) and at times, hit up to 130+ frames. The game runs normally at around 35-40 frames. Also, the stress test ran at 1280x800 yields 48.25 fps average.
My point for the post? Yes, the 3790 is a gaming beast. No questions there, but if you are a gamer, WUXGA is not for you, WSXGA+ is a better choice.
This is just coming from a gamer's perspective.
You seem to worry about load times. That will be solved if you have a 7200rpm hard drive and 1GB ram with that 2Ghz processor. That's the fastest configuration for the 3790 considering the load time.
Hope you enjoy you 3790 as much as I do when you get it. Oh yea, cross your fingers and smash some bannanas for no dead pixels!!!
@conspir8t - I don't understand your question, but the 4.11 offers all resolution that supports widescreen. Also, the widescreen resolution will only be available when a game allows it..... or.... you can go to widescreen gaming forum and find tweaks for it... but be warned, do it at your own risk
EDIT: I definitely agree w/ the poster above me. 1GB ram is a must now a-days...