Just when you thought graphics cards couldn't get any more ridiculously expensive, and just before ATI seemed to stem the tide with its sub-$450 HD 2900 XT, Nvidia releases a GPU that retails for around $800.
The GeForce 8800 Ultra is certainly powerful; nobody's arguing that. But are frame rates worth that much money? Can any graphics card that won't also cook your dinner and wash your car be worth that kind of scratch? And with DirectX 10 not exactly wowing us, is a first-generation DirectX 10 card worth any money at all?