Sorry i'd hit the wrong link in the story and didn't realise it was......
NOW Watercooled........The most powerful graphics board of this series; the Gainward FX PowerPack! Model Ultra/1600 XP ?Golden Sample?TM features a hand selected GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, 256 MB of carefully qualified 900 MHz DDR. The product is bundled with an IEEE 1394 FireWire card and a 5.1 PCI sound card with analogue and optical connection.Key features include :
When I left the industry in the UK, in 1986, we were marketing graphics terminals (no computer included - except for doing the graphics work) - for use in CAD/CAM and related applications - with much less power than this, and priced from $25,000 to $60,000.
Puts it into a sort of perspective that they're even within reach of a home user now.