Nvidia's GeForce 7950 GX2 was a dual-GPU video card released on June 5, 2006 According to a 2006 ExtremeTech article, "Nvidia did not release a suggested price for the card, a quick survey of online retailers revealed prices ranging from about $635 to $720." Taking inflation into account, $699 USD in 2006 would be $898.37 in 2020. That is a cumulative rate of roughly 28%. It's clear Nvidia's approach towards flagship products & flagship pricing has changed & it's unlikely they'll ever release a quantitive explanation breaking that down. Meaning if a flagship product were to cost 2K now, one would surmise the difference of $1,102 is apparently being factored in per card to account for R&D which is an umbrella for a litany of other subcategories etc... There is another possibility; it's a bullshit price tag settled on from God knows where and greed.