Until now, if you wanted to get a workstation-class graphics card based on Nvidia's latest tech - the Pascal architecture - you'd have to spend at least £1,600 on the Quadro P5000 (or its big sister, the P6000). Less expensive boards used the older Maxwell tech, or its predecessor, Keplar.

Today, Nvidia has launched a full set of boards based on Pascal that the company says offers up to twice the performance of previous cards. There are two boards aimed at mainstream users of tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator, the Quadro P400 and P600.

For more demanding users of those tools - or entry-level users of video or animation software such as 3ds Max, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Maya or Nuke, there are the P1000 and P2000. Above this comes the P4000, which has 'VR Ready' certification for powering the likes of Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive (including creating content for those platforms).

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