nVidia has, for some time, been producing faster and faster graphics cards, usually accompanied by higher and higher prices. The GeForce 2 Ultra is the best example yet, with blazing speed and retail price over $500. Check out Hercules' version of the card, the 3D Prophet II Ultra, and see if it's worth your cash.
Personally I'm waiting for the release of the NV20. Which I'm thinking will be an early 2001 release. The Ultra is really just an example of more money being thrown at a problem (memory bandwidth) rather than new technologies.
With the NV20 NVIDIA will finally be going some way to render images more effishently, using HSR or tile based rendering, along with the Z-buffer compression the latest detonator drivers have brought to the table.
Anyways, who wants a DX7 card, when DX8 has been released
The performance of the ultra isnt marginally above that of the GeF2. I don't think that 10fps is worth $350 more. I'm just going to order a GeF2 GTS DDR while they're moderately cheap. As for the next generation of cards, well I dont want to wait till 2001, my TNT2 is really ticking me off.