Octanebench Benchmark Results (Updated Scores)

CG Director Author Alex Glawionby Alex Glawion   /  Updated 

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 R23, 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 V2020.1 Benchmark Results

GPU NameVRAM (GB)OctaneBench ScorePrice $Performance/Dollar
8x RTX 2080 Ti1127339592
2x RTX 40902425873198
4x RTX 30801022032796
4x RTX 2080 Ti1114334796
1x RTX 40902412721599
4x RTX 2080 Super811002880
4x RTX 2070 Super810572200
4x RTX 2080810173196
4x RTX 2060 Super89611260
1x RTX 4080169521199
4x GTX 1080 Ti118372800
1x RTX 4070 Ti12710799
1x RTX 4070 SUPER12704599
2x RTX 2080 Ti116932398
1x RTX 3090 Ti246921999
1x RTX 3090246611499
1x RTX 3080 Ti126481199
1x RTX 407012641549
1x RTX A6000486285000
1x RTX A5000245932250
1x RTX 308010559699
2x RTX 2080 Super85411440
2x RTX 2070 Super85141100
2x RTX 2060 Super8485840
2x RTX 207084821000
1x RTX 3070 Ti8454599
1x RTX 4060 Ti8410399
1x RTX 30708403499
2x GTX 1080 Ti113821400
1x Quadro RTX 6000243804400
1x RTX 3060 Ti8376399
1x Quadro RTX 8000483655670
1x RTX Titan243612499
1x RTX 2080 Ti113551199
1x Titan V123323000
1x RTX 306012289329
1x RTX 2080 Super8285720
1x RTX 20808261620
1x RTX 2070 Super8259550
1x RTX 2060 Super8240420
1x Quadro RTX 40008232950
1x RTX 20708228500
1x Quadro RTX 5000162222100
1x GTX 1080 Ti11195700
1x RTX 2060 (6GB)6188360
1x RTX 30504179249
1x GTX 980 Ti6142300
1x GTX 1660 Super6134230
1x GTX 1660 Ti6130280
1x GTX 16606113230
1x GTX 980494200
1x RTX 6000 Ada4810946800
1x RTX 5000 Ada328164000
GPU NameVRAM (GB)Octanebench ScorePrice $Performance/Dollar

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 R23 (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

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.

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  • Mont

    Im just curious about some of these prices, an RTX 3080 for 700? Id love to know where to buy those at that price 🙂

    • Alex Glawion

      Hey Mont,
      These are MSRP Prices. GPUs are heavily price inflated currently, but at normal market rates, that’s the price Nvidia suggests a 3080 should be sold for.

      If we’d use actual prices with the current stock situation, the table would fluctuate strongly every day / week.

      Hope this helps.


      • Mont

        Hey Alex,

        Yeah i can understand that, i thought for a moment that there was some magical site where all these cards had dropped 80%.

        But nay.

        Thanks Anyways

        • Alex Glawion

          I’d love to have such a magical site!! 😀

  • Laki

    What do you mean new RTX cards have small performance increase for the price? 3080 is almost 4×1080 for 800-900$ and also has rtx technology and more vram

    • Alex Glawion

      Hey Laki,
      You are absolutely right. I’ll be updating this article soon, there have been a lot of changes with the RTX 3xxx Series.


  • md2020

    Just an FYI the listing for the 980 Ti for Octane 2020 looks wrong at 256. Otoy has the GTX 980 Ti listed at 142 for the 2020 benchmark. I think what you have listed is more like the 2x 980 Ti number. I just almost bought 2 used cards based on this before double checking it was too good to be true! 😉

    • Alex Glawion

      Hey MD2020,
      Sorry about that, and thanks for the heads-up – fixed! 🙂


  • 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

    • Alex Glawion

      Great Article Idea, will get on something like that! Actually, there is a difference.

      High clocking cpus generally perform better in gpu rendering, mostly because there are some processes involved in rendering a scene that are handled by the cpu, namely mesh / texture processing, getting the scene ready to send to the gpu’s vram.

      Stuff like that can be marginally sped up on a CPU with high clocks.

      The thing is, the longer your bucket rendering phase, the less important this preparation phase gets. If you are rendering lots of short images (like <3min per img) then a high clocking cpu might make somewhat of a difference, if you are rendering a long time per img, then this preparation time (which is more or less the same amount of time per frame, no matter how long it renders in bucket phase) is not as important.

      In the end it is usually more important to keep an eye out for pcie lanes per gpu, and HEDT CPU'sthat tend to clock lower just support more of those.


      • Mau

        Thanks man. This was clarifying. Looking forward for your tests on this issue. I’m always questioning myself how to better balance CPU and GPU powers (considering how much to spend on each) for a Lookdever’s workflow.

  • 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

    • Alex Glawion

      Hey Phil,
      The Quality is the same, you’ll just see much longer render times than with higher tier gpus.


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