If you have $829 you have absolutely no idea what to do with, you can now plunk it all down on a single video card. Nvidia has announced they upcoming release of the GeForce 8800 Ultra, an incredible expensive unit that clocks in at 612MHz GPU, 1080MHz memory. For your investment, you'll receive a more or less across the board increase of 10 to 15% in performance, as made clear by various benchmarks around the web. Much like we've come to expect with new iterations of the GeForce series, performance gains are not coming in leaps and bounds but in small increments. That said, the card is an outstanding performer – at an obscene price. Even so, that isn't helping AMD any, who is way late on the R600.
The 8800 Ultra will be available for retail around May 15th.