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.
So let’s take a look at the current OctaneBench Benchmark Results before we get into the specifics further down below:
Octanebench Benchmark Results
|GPU Name||VRAM (GB)||OctaneBench Score||Price $|
|GPU Name||VRAM (GB)||Octanebench Score||Price $|
|GTX 1080 Ti||11||185||700|
|GTX 1070 Ti||8||134||450|
|GTX 980 Ti||6||130||300|
|GTX 780 Ti||3||90||150|
|GTX 1060 (6GB)||6||85||300|
|GTX Titan Black||6||82||480|
|GTX 1060 (3GB)||3||79||200|
|GTX 1050 Ti||4||51||160|
|RTX 2080 Ti||11||240||1199|
Some interesting Octanebench Scores findings
Let’s take a look at some of those Octanebench Scores:
What becomes obvious right away, is that the performance and price doesn’t really seem to correlate all that much.
If you look at the top 3 Results, the GPUs Titan V, RTX 2080Ti and Tesla P100 all have more or less the same Octanebench Score, but the Price difference is HUGE.
Why is this so?
The main reason is, that the different Graphics Cards are meant for different use cases. A RTX 2080Ti is clearly meant more for Gaming than a Titan V or Tesla P100, and Gaming Cards, for our benefit, just happen to be great for Octane Rendering.
Also, The Titan V and Tesla Cards have more VRAM, optimized Drivers for stable performance, 10bit Displaying and lots more.
These Features though do not improve the Octanebench Benchmark Results. The Scenes are fairly small, and the VRAM is not an important aspect in the Benchmark.
Another extremely important thing to note is, the GTX 1070 Ti and the GTX 1080 scoring 134 vs 135 Octanebench Points. And this even though the GTX 1080 is 100$ 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.
We will have to wait and see though if the Octane Team implements any kind of optimizations for NVIDIAs new RTX Generation, as these are still extremely new Graphics Cards that might not have full support of all features yet.
So stay tuned for this.
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 assignes OctaneBench Points depending on your overall Rendering Performance.
100 Octanebench Points are equivalent to the speed of a Nvidia GTX 980.
Octanebench Points scale linearly. This means a Nvidia TitanXp with 200 Octanebench Points will render a given Scene twice as fast as a 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.
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 GTX 1070 with 8GB of VRAM has the lead in most GPU Render benchmarks, when you are looking for best performance per dollar.
What Graphics Card do you want to buy?