While the 9800 GTX might not be the revolutionary jump that we had hoped for, it's still a very good card for someone looking at buying a new graphics card with this kind of budget. The first retail 9800 GTX we're going to look at comes from ASUS and doesn't carry with it any extra acronyms such as TOP.
It's a basic stock clocked model with the normal ASUS take on the bundle. Pre-overclocked 9800 GTX cards still seem to be a bit few and far between at the moment, with the card having been out for two weeks.
Let's have a look at what ASUS has done with the 9800 GTX bundle before we get into the card itself.