Nvidia has announced its next GPU platform, called Pascal, which will dramatically rearchitect the traditional graphics card by replacing the PCI Express bus and combining it with a new 3D memory technology. 

Nvidia also announced what it calls the Iray VCA (right): a £30,000 virtual computing appliance for rendering 3D scenes using Nvidia's intensive Iray rendering engine. This uses modelled photons to produce photorealistic images at up to 60 times the speed of today's Nvidia-powered workstations.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to learn more about Pascal and the Iray VCA.