We are talking here about the cost of a PCX 5750 card based on bridged Geforce 5750 core. At that time, a few months back, the GPU chip itself cost $58 and that was by far the most expensive part of each graphic card.
The PCB (printed circuit board) in this case cost $13.40, but the most expensive stuff is the memory. In this case Nvidia used 128 bit memory clocked at 500MHz and it used 8Mx16 chips. The total number of chips is eight, and each chip costs $3.50 so that's $28.
In total this card's BOM cost $99.40 and there will also be money spent on cooling the thing. Nvidia's partner has to pay for the shipping, bundle, and cables but Nvidia suggested a retail price of $199 back then. So there is still some money to be earned from selling these cards.
You still have to bear in mind that Nvidia spent $400 millions to develop the Geforce generation of cards for example all the Geforces, Quadros and mobile cards, from a low end Geforce 6200 to a top end 6800 Ultra. So this R&D, taping out, wafers and software development costs quite some money and someone has to pay it. Partners and end users are the ones to cash in on it. µ
But it's not yet available here in Blighty
We're not sure this is what The Maybot had in mind
Typical politicians - meme, meme, me
But it keeps the juicy details firmly under wraps