Originally Posted by steele
They were comparing an XPS Gen 2 with and XPS Gen 1. This is the reason why they are stating that the two cards are not swappable between the two systems.
They are comparing an XPS2 to XPS1. NOT XPS2 to 9300.
Yeah the Sullivan refers to the 9300 (the 9200 being the Gilbert half of the equation as revealed to us by he who knows all that is Dell, Dellbert
Saying that, I am with Sonicwind here in thinking that this is purely marketing. The form factor and chassis are identical between these 2 models, the 9200/9300 even have a space for insertion of the radiator from the second heat pipe behind the existing CPU radiator on the left hand outlet.
However, it is entirely up to Dell whether they will supply this part to us as it definitely is a proprietary item in this form factor and thus they have control over who they supply it to. I would think however that if one got there hands on the spare part numbers for the card and the cooling apparatus, that one may be able to purchase said items. If this was possible, there is definitely an excellent chance that these parts will fit and be fully functional in the system.