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Octanebench Benchmark Results (Updated Scores)

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Octanebench Benchmark Results (Updated Scores)

OctaneBench is the currently most popular GPU Rendering Benchmark. It scales beautifully across multiple GPUs and has a series of rendering tests built in.

The OctaneBench Benchmark Rendering Results are assigned linearly scaling OctaneBench Points.

It is the popular GPU pendant to the well-known CPU Benchmark Cinebench R15, for which you can check the Results here.

Both benchmarks are crucial in finding the best Hardware for GPU Rendering, and ultimately the best Computer for Rendering.

So let’s take a look at the current OctaneBench Benchmark Results and keep an eye on the performance/dollar column:

Octanebench V4.00 Benchmark Results

GPU NameVRAM (GB)OctaneBench ScorePrice $Performance/Dollar
8x RTX 2080 Ti1124419592
8x GTX 1080 Ti1116735600
8x RTX 2070816234000
4x RTX 2080 Ti1111764796
4x RTX 208088743196
4x GTX 1080 Ti118532800
4x RTX 207088032000
2x RTX 2080 Ti115882398
2x RTX 208084411598
2x GTX 1080 Ti114291400
2x RTX 207084091000
Titan V123963000
2x RTX 20606392720
Quadro GV100323599800
RTX Titan243262700
RTX 2080 Ti113041199
Quadro GP100162847000
Titan Xp122501300
RTX 2080 Super8233720
RTX 20808226620
GTX 1080 Ti11222700
RTX 2070 Super8220550
RTX 20708210500
RTX 2060 Super8203420
RTX 2060 (6GB)6170360
Titan X121601200
GTX 980 Ti6156300
GTX 1070 Ti8153450
Quadro M6000241523849
GTX 10808148550
Quadro P5000161451600
GTX 10708133400
GTX 1660 Ti6132280
GTX 780 Ti3117150
GTX 16606117230
Quadro P40008115750
GTX 9804112200
GTX Titan Black6108480
GTX 970495170
GTX 1060 (6GB)688300
GTX 1060 (3GB)387200
GTX 1650478150
GTX 1050 Ti454160
GTX 1050245125
Quadro RTX 8000483165670
Quadro RTX 6000243044400
Quadro RTX 40008188950
Quadro RTX 5000161862100
Titan RTX243222800
GPU NameVRAM (GB)Octanebench ScorePrice $Performance/Dollar

Some interesting Octanebench Scores findings

Let’s take a look at some of those Octanebench Scores:

What becomes obvious right away, is that the performance and price don’t really seem to correlate all that much.

If you look at some of the top Results, the GPUs: Titan V, RTX 2080Ti, Quadro GV100 and RTX Titan, they all have more or less the same Octanebench Score, but the Price difference is HUGE.

Why is this so?

The main reason is, that the different Graphics Cards are meant for different use cases. An RTX 2080Ti is clearly meant more for Gaming than a Titan V or Tesla P100, and Gaming Cards, for our benefit, just happen to be great for Octane Rendering and score well in the Octane Benchmark.

Also, The Titan V and Quadro Cards have more VRAM, optimized Drivers, 10bit Displaying and lots more.

These Features though do not improve the Octanebench Benchmark Results. The Scenes are fairly small, and the VRAM is not an important aspect in the Benchmark.

Another extremely important thing to note is the GTX 1070 Ti and the GTX 1080 scoring 153 vs. 148 Octane Benchmark Octanebench Points. And this even though the GTX 1080 is 100$ more expensive.

It almost seems as though NVIDIA has not differentiated enough between those two cards.

The new RTX Cards are still somewhat too expensive for the small performance increase they offer.

A 1080Ti you can get for 700$ and it has 11GB of VRAM compared to a similar scoring RTX 2080 with only 8GB of VRAM.

What is Octane Render

Octane is a currently extremely popular GPU Render Engine that is supported by most modern and popular 3D Softwares such as Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Blender, Houdini, Modo and more are being added.

What is Octanebench

Octanebench is the GPU Render Benchmark based off of Octane Render.

It renders several pre-packed scenes on your hardware and assigns OctaneBench Points depending on your overall Rendering Performance.

100 Octanebench Points are equivalent to the speed of an Nvidia GTX 980.

Octanebench Points scale linearly. This means an Nvidia TitanXp with 200 Octanebench Points will render a given Scene twice as fast as an Nvidia GTX 980.

Octane Render supports CUDA GPUs only and no OpenCL meaning it supports NVIDIA GPUs only.

In Octanebench you can select if Octanebench should run the Benchmark on all of your built-in Graphics Cards or only on one or on a number of selected GPUs.

This is great for analyzing your Multi-GPU scaling which should be near 100% effective in Octane Render.

Download Octane Benchmark Octanebench

You can download OctaneBench for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux here.

Other Popular Benchmarks

For testing your GPU Rendering Performance, Octanebench is certainly one of the most popular Benchmarks out there. Another popular GPU Render Engine is Redshift and Vray-RT.

For benching your CPU, you will definitely want to go get Cinebench R15 (Up-to-date Scores here).

It is the most popular CPU Rendering Benchmark. It can bench your CPU on Multiple Cores or Single Cores.

This is great for finding CPUs that are snappy for actively working on the computer as well as finding the best CPUs for Rendering.

What GPU to get for Octane

Now, there are certainly lots of extremely fast GPUs that can get you a very high Octanebench Score. These GPUs though usually come at a huge performance premium, price-wise.

If you would like to find the best GPU for the money, I wrote an in-depth article on finding the best budget hardware for GPU Rendering here.

To summarize that article, the NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super with 8GB of VRAM has the lead in most GPU Render benchmarks when you are looking at best performance per dollar.

What Graphics Card do you want to buy?


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Alex Glawion - post author

Hi, I’m Alex, a Freelance 3D Generalist, Motion Designer and Compositor.

I’ve built a multitude of Computers, Workstations and Renderfarms and love to optimize them as much as possible.

Feel free to comment and ask for suggestions on your PC-Build or 3D-related Problem, I’ll do my best to help out!

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Mau

Hey Alex, great article.

I would love if you could point me to an article that compares the performance of different processors with the same GPU. Is it such a marginal difference that no one cares to make this review? LOL

Phil

hey alex,
wanted to ask, just how good is a gtx 1060 or gtx980m with octane (on a laptop) is there a drop in final image quality or just a way more increased render time. i’m on a very tight budget and i need to get a temporary pc for work so i’m looking into that

devenjames

I just want to add that I have 8x980Tis and I have a score of around 1,144. That puts my setup just below one with 4x2080Tis. Quite an old card at this point but when you put enough of them together they are still a great value.

Ulukbek

RTX 2060 Super or RTX 2070 Super ? better

Cris

What should I do? I have an AMD VEGA 56 video card. I want to do rendering in Cinema 4D?
It is true that it is better to replace with video cards from NVIDIA?

Ulukbek

Hello
I want to start processing in cinema 4D Redshift – Octane render. Please tell me which video card to choose ? RTX 2060 Super or GTX 1080 Ti.
My Ryzen 3600 processor

Fernando Cesar Costa Augusto

Alex, which setup would work best for Octane? I already have one 1080ti.

1- Ryzen 3800x
2x 1080ti
32gb 3000mhz

2- Ryzen 3900x
1x 1080ti
64gb 3000mhz

3- Ryzen 3800x
1x 2080 ti
32gb 3000mhz

Thanks for the help!

clarance dsilva

Hey Alex, Im in the process of building a Pc from used parts. Already got a 3800x , x570 gaming X mobo, hx1000 corsair psu, 3600 cl18 32gb ram, AORUS AIO Liquid Cooler 280 and some rgb fans and DB-77 evga case. I want to inves in a best bag for buck GPU, should i go for a new 2070 super (789 cad) or a 8 months used 1080ti (675cad) ? My basic applications will be – revit , rhino , photoshop, Vray, Lumion , D5 render (the only application which uses RTX).

Please help 🙂

Nate B

These octane scores were very useful. Thank you Alex! But I’m a bit confused and forgive me if this is a stupid question. How do I use 8 2080ti cards on a single board? All the motherboard articles here show boards with 4 long pcie slots at most.
Is there a post or feature I’m missing somewhere?

Alex Glawion
Alex GlawionCGDIRECTOR

Hey Nate,
You can get up to 7 GPUs working on consumer boards (such as the Asus ws x299) but the 8x GPU benches were taken on rack-mounted server boards such as this one here: https://lambdalabs.com/products/blade

The added price though is usually not worth it for single artists or small studios. Better to get consumer priced hardware.

If you are starting a Rack though and need lots of performance, something like that could be interesting.

Cheers,
Alex

Nate

Makes sense! Thanks for the link. I’ve been playin around with the idea of a Ryzen 3950x PC for my work (Nuke and ZBrush). Any plans to maintain benchmarks for these apps? I have no clue if this new build is going to be an upgrade or downgrade from my Mac. I’ve spent almost a month researching parts and this is what I came up with:
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CPU: Ryzen 3950x
GPU: Quadro RTX 6000
RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) 3600M DDR4
Motherboard: MSI X570 Tomahawk or X570 Unify
Cooler: Dark Rock Pro 4
———————————————–
Oh by the way – thank you for the benchmark lists and memory and motherboard articles. Even though I was familiar with PC hardware, the information helped fill in the gaps nicely making it easier to pick stuff.

Alex Glawion
Alex GlawionCGDIRECTOR

Hey Nate,
Both zbrush and nuke are on my list of articles that have to be written, and I’ll also see if there are any official benchmarks available, though if I recall correctly, although zbrush has an inbuilt benchmarking feature, this benchmark is not very demanding and tells you nothing much about the performance of your pc.

Might have to create some new scenes for those two apps?

You’ve picked some great parts! You probably have your reasons for going wiht a quadro rtx 6000 too? Need lots of vram?

Cheers,
Alex

Nate

That sounds great! Please do add them, I’m sure many people dabbling in VFX would find data for Nuke especially helpful. Yes, I can suggest some scenes if you’d like to get started with these apps. Been working with them a long time so I’m very familiar with what sort of stuff turns out to be the most taxing for a computer.
also, yes, Quadro is mandatory for me as I work for a pretty well-known movie studio and they mandate only PCs with Quadro or only Mac devices for some reason. Not sure why. The extra VRAM is helpful so I’m not one to complain!

GAO

I added two 2070 supers. When I render 4K images, the rendering time of one 2080ti is faster than the rendering time of two 2070ti. Two 2070 super renders scored 440, and 2080ti only had 308. Why is the 2070 Super rendering slow?

Alex Glawion
Alex GlawionCGDIRECTOR

Hey GAO,
That’s not slow at all, that is exactly what we measured too. 2x 2070 Supers also just cost half as much (each) as a 2080ti so this can be expected. In the end it’s the CUDA cores that matter, and those are pretty on par with what the scores for 2080ti and 2x 2070 supers are.

Cheers,
Alex