The ASUS Radeon 9800XT is positioned for the enthusiasts market especially for keen gamers and those looking for a complete solution for the 3D and video applications. Utilising ATI’s top-end Radeon 9800XT graphics chip, the ASUS card incorporates technologies such as the SmartShader 2.1, SmoothVision 2.1, Hyper Z III+, VideoShader and the support for the Microsoft Directo X 9.0 and Open GL. Comparable hardware specifications include 256Mb DDR video memory, 412MHz engine clock speed, 730MHz memory clock speed (365MHz DDR) and 400MHz RAMDAC. The ASUS Radeon 9800XT is available bundled with a coupon that allows the customer to download the Half Life 2 game for free once it is released. The game is scheduled for release mid-2004. ASUS graphic products are distributed by Achieva, Cassa, Ingram Micro and Synnex.