Redshift Benchmark Results (Updated)

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Redshift Benchmark Results (Updated)

Redshift Benchmark results are not easy to find, that is why I compiled a list for everyone to take a look at. I myself use Redshift for Rendering Projects on a daily basis and recently purchased a new Render node with lots of GPUs.

When you build a new PC or Render node for Rendering, there is no way around digging deep into benchmarks.

Cinebench Scores are great for comparing CPU Rendering performance, but if you use Redshift heavily, these benchmark results will be invaluable:

Note that there are new Redshift versions coming out every couple of weeks, which might perform better or worse than the scores you can find in the following lists.

Unless there are major feature updates, the relative performance between GPUs should stay roughly the same, though.

Redshift 3.0.45 Benchmark Results [RTX ON, Nvidia GPUs]

Please note, for Price / Value calculation we are using MSRP. Given the current market situation, many GPUs might not be available at MSRP.

GPU(s)VRAMTime (Minutes)PricePerf / $
1x GTX 1080 Ti1108.56300
1x RTX 2060 SUPER806.31350
1x RTX 30601205.38350
1x RTX 2070806.28400
1x RTX 3060 Ti804.26450
1x RTX 2070 SUPER806.12450
1x RTX 30701003.57500
1x RTX 3070 Ti803.27599
1x RTX 2080806.01600
1x RTX 2080 SUPER805.47650
1x RTX 30801003.07850
2x RTX 2070 SUPER803.03900
1x RTX 3080 Ti1202.441199
1x RTX 2080 Ti1104.271200
2x RTX 2080803.101200
2x RTX 2080 SUPER802.581300
4x RTX 2070801.561600
1x RTX 30902402.421750
4x RTX 2070 SUPER801.421800
2x RTX 2080 Ti1102.182400
4x RTX 2080801.362400
4x RTX 2080 SUPER801.322600
1x RTX Titan2404.162700
2x RTX 30902401.154000
4x RTX 2080 Ti1101.074800
4x RTX 30902400.458000
8x RTX 2080 Ti1100.499600
GPU(s)VRAMTime (Minutes)PricePerf / $

Redshift 3.0.45 Metal Benchmark Results [AMD GPUs, MAC/Apple Silicon]

We are keeping these results separate from the Nvidia / CUDA Results for now, as Redshift Metal isn’t as mature as Redshift CUDA yet, and the benchmark runs were done on eGPUs and/or beta macOS versions. Take these scores with a grain of salt. They’ll stabilize and improve over time.

Do note that value is more difficult to calculate, as many of these GPUs are either a mobile GPU, built into an eGPU, or integrated into a CPU as an iGPU. We are using the cost of the entire system (the cheapest we can find with that particular GPU) here to calculate price / value.

Please note, for Price / Value calculation we are using MSRP. Given the current market situation, many GPUs might not be available at MSRP.

GPU(s)VRAMTime (Minutes)PricePerf / $
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 641612.01499
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT1606.13649
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT1605.26999
Apple M1 (Mac Mini)1038.251000
Apple M1537.211000
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M425.291000
2x AMD Radeon Pro Vega II3203.5811199
4x AMD Radeon Pro Vega II32/6402.2116799
GPU(s)VRAMTime (Minutes)PricePerf / $

Redshift 2.6.53 Benchmark Results

GPU(s)OSCPU ThreadsCPU GHzTime (Minutes)
8x RTX 2080Ti 11GBWindows322.101.29
RTX 2070 8GBWindows322.112.50
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows322.103.25
8x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows322.101.57
8x RTX 2070 8GBWindows322.101.56
8x GTX 1080 8GBWindows402.202.26
4x GTX 980 Ti 6GBWindows562.304.48
Quadro K5200 8GBWindows242.638.50
2x GTX 1060 6GBWindows322.611.07
RTX 2080 8GBWindows362.610.59
RTX 2080 Ti 11GBWindows362.608.38
GTX 1080 8GBMacOS82.916.00
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows362.3503.21
GTX 960 2GBWindows42.6844.56
8x Tesla V100-SXM2 16GBLinux642.7401.03
GTX 780 3GBWindows82.8131.05
Titan V 12GBLinux122.9007.06
2x GTX 1080 Ti 11GBWindows162.9906.15
2x RTX 2070 8GBWindows163.006.29
Quadro RTX 6000Windows203.108.47
2x GTX 1080 8GBWindows123.207.26
2x TITAN Xp 12GBLinux163.206.16
2x GTX 1070 Ti + 1x GTX 1070Windows123.206.12
GTX TITANX 12GBWindows323.317.33
1x GTX 1070 + 1x GTX 1070 TiMacOS123.308.17
GTX 780Ti 3GBWindows123.425.58
GTX 1080 Ti 11 GBWindows123.411.44
GTX TITANX 12GBWindows123.515.40
Quadro M6000 24GBWindows123.515.42
2x Quadro P6000 24GBWindows123.506.28
4x GTX 1070 8GBWindows123.504.15
GTX 1070 8GBWindows123.517.11
GTX TITANX 12GBMacOS123.514.25
GTX 980 4GBWindows123.523.21
GTX 970 4GBMacOS123.527.22
Quadro M6000 24GB TCCWindows123.514.33
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GBWindows123.511.59
Quadro M6000 12GBLinux123.514.23
Quadro P6000 24GBWindows123.512.30
2x Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows123.504.25
Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows123.511.31
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GB TCCWindows123.510.54
Quadro GP100 16GBWindows123.509.57
2x Quadro GP100 16GBWindows123.505.04
2x Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows123.505.55
Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows123.508.43
GTX 1060 6GBWindows83.623.11
RTX 2060 6GBWindows83.615.04
GTX 1660Ti 6GBWindows83.624.53
RTX 2060 Super 8GBWindows163.612.17
RTX 2070 Super 8GBWindows163.611.17
RTX 2070 8GBWindows63.611.35
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows123.603.07
RTX 2080 Super 8GBWindows163.610.15
2x RTX 2080Ti 11GBWindows163.804.28
GTX 1070 8GBLinux123.815.05
4x RTX 2080Ti 11GBWindows163.802.28
GTX TITAN X 12 GBLinux123.7814.07
2x GTX 1070 8GBLinux123.7907.39
2x GTX 1070 8GBWindows84.008.06
2x GTX 1080 Ti 11GBMacOS84.0006.30
4x GTX TITANX 12GBLinux124.103.36
2x GTX 980Ti 6GBWindows204.307.35
4x GTX TITAN X 12 GBWindows164.304.28

Some interesting findings are, that Different OS’s have an impact on rendering performance.

Linux, for example, seems to be doing somewhat better than Windows. These benchmarks are also great in analyzing what CPU is best for GPU Rendering in Redshift and how low the Clock Speed can go before major performance impact is inevitable.

Multi-GPU Scaling works quite well in Redshift, though with those 1-2 minute Results the benchmark probably is just too short to make good use of all that power.

You might find Benchmarking scores run on more recent Redshift Versions on the Redshift Forums, so head on over if you have an account and talk with all of the great Users.

If you are thinking about getting a new GPU Rendering Computer altogether, be sure to check out this article on what hardware to get for the best GPU Rendering Workstation.

I’ve also written an in-depth article on building your own Renderfarm, which might very well be something you should be doing for faster Redshift Rendering.

If new hardware is not in your budget right now, check out our Guide on how to Render Faster, which could cut your rendertimes in half with just some minor time investment on your end.


Missing any GPU Benchmark Results or having trouble with one of your builds? Let me know in the comments.

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!

Also check out our Forum for feedback from our Expert Community.


Any chance you’re looking at benching the apple m1 Max soon? Cheers


Hey Alex,
Is it worth upgrading from a GTX 1080 to RTX 3060?

Alex Glawion

I’d say so, yes. You’ll likely see about twice the performance with a RTX 3060, not just because it’s a newer card but also because it has raytracing cores that can speed up some redshift features considerably.

You also get more VRAM that comes in handy if you work on more complex scenes. It’ll depend on the price you are currently paying, too, of course, as most GPUs are still pretty price-inflated.

You could even think about using both the GTX 1080 and RTX 3060 in your PC, but beware that you would have to do some tweaking to how you render your frames as the older GPU would bottleneck the newer in terms of feature support and VRAM capacity. (e.g. use a rendermanager to render multiple frames simultaneously).

That said, be sure your PSU is strong enough for your endeavors.



Thanks for the answer, usually I render on the farm, so the main reasons for the update are the render view and the setting of the render settings for the final render on the several stills
I feel that I waste time with 1080. If 3060 will be twice, will 3060ti x4 the performance for my tasks?

Alex Glawion

The 3060Ti is not 2x as fast as the 3060. You’ll need a RTX 3080 or better 3080Ti for 4x your current performance.



Hey Alex,
Firstly can I say thanks for the advice on my PC build a couple of years ago, I have directed countless colleagues to your site
Can I ask I work mainly in C4D with Redshift, I currently have an RTX 2080 graphics card and can say I have pushed it about as far as it wants to go, If I add another card does it have to be another 2080? and what do you think would be the best to give me some extra power

Alex Glawion

Hey Ben,
You’ll have to check a few things first: What kind of CPU and Motherboard do you have? How strong is your PSU?

You don’t necessarily have to add a second 2080, you can add any kind of GPU. Just beware that in most gpu render engines, if you render a single frame on both GPUs simultaneously, you’ll likely be bottlenecked by the GPU that has less VRAM.

You can circumvent this by rendering two frames at once with a rendermanager (e.g. thinkbox deadline), one frame on each of the GPUs.



Hi Alex
Thanks for the reply and apologies for the rather late reply
Here’s a couple of answers to your questions

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING Motherboard
I actually have a NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 8GB Graphics Card and not a 2080
Power Supply: Corsair RM650x 80 PLUS Gold 650W PSU

Any tips on how I can maximise or upgrade would be great

Alex Glawion

Well, you won’t be able to add a second GPU with that kind of PSU. You’ll need 850 – 1000 w for a dual GPU setup. You could swap out your current RTX 4000 for something like a RTX 3080 and gain some performance but that would also leave a lot on the table.

The Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING supports dual GPUs at x8 pcie-lanes from what I can tell, so you could just add a second GPU if you also bought a stronger PSU.




I am looking at your 3060 Ti results and I see that this card is fast as 2080 Ti. But every othe website shows that this card is slower than 2080 Ti. Why is that?

Alex Glawion

What other Benchmarks are you looking at? This redshift Benchmark benches Rendering Performance only. Things like CUDA Cores are important here.

Octanebench for example has similar results, where the 3060Ti has an even greater lead over the 2080Ti.


Vedran Klemen


Yes, i was looking too much gaming results… 🙁

Timucin Ozger

Redshift 3.0.35 (Linux)
CPU: 32 threads, 2.79 GHz, 125.73 GB
GPU(s): [NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB 0.005ms (RTX ON)], [NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB 0.005ms (RTX ON)]
Time: 00h:01m:46s

Alex Glawion

Hey Timucin,
I am not sure if I understand you correctly. Our tests show the speed of 2x RTX 3090 to be at 1:15 min.

Your comment is showing 3090+2080 both times.


Timucin Ozger

Yep , corrected, my bad, ignore