Thousand dollar graphics cards? Is he talking about like...2 8800 Ultras in SLI mode or something? I can't think of a single card that costs over $1000 with the exception of maybe this one PNY card I saw, but I don't think it was for gaming. Could be wrong though. *shrug*
Yeah, he was specifically referring to SLI type solutions of "More Money = More Performance" with the same generation of hardware.