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 Rendernode with lots of GPUs.

When you build a new PC or Rendernode 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 3.0.26 Benchmark Results [RTX ON]

GPU(s)VRAMTime (Minutes)PricePerf / $
1x GTX 1080 Ti1108.56300
1x RTX 2060 SUPER806.31350
1x RTX 2070806.28400
1x RTX 2070 SUPER806.12450
1x RTX 2080806.01600
1x RTX 2080 SUPER805.47650
1x RTX 30801003.07850
2x RTX 2070 SUPER803.03900
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
4x RTX 2080 Ti1101.074800
8x RTX 2080 Ti1100.499600
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 11GBWindows32 2.103.25
8x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows322.101.57
8x RTX 2070 8GBWindows322.101.56
8x GTX 1080 8GBWindows40 2.202.26
4x GTX 980 Ti 6GBWindows56 2.304.48
Quadro K5200 8GBWindows242.638.50
2x GTX 1060 6GBWindows32 2.611.07
RTX 2080 8GBWindows36 2.610.59
RTX 2080 Ti 11GBWindows36 2.608.38
GTX 1080 8GBMacOS8 2.916.00
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows36 2.3503.21
GTX 960 2GBWindows4 2.6844.56
8x Tesla V100-SXM2 16GBLinux642.7401.03
GTX 780 3GBWindows8 2.8131.05
Titan V 12GBLinux122.9007.06
2x GTX 1080 Ti 11GBWindows16 2.9906.15
2x RTX 2070 8GBWindows163.006.29
Quadro RTX 6000Windows203.108.47
2x GTX 1080 8GBWindows123.207.26
2x TITAN Xp 12GBLinux16 3.206.16
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 3GBWindows12 3.425.58
GTX 1080 Ti 11 GBWindows12 3.411.44
GTX TITANX 12GBWindows12 3.515.40
Quadro M6000 24GBWindows12 3.515.42
2x Quadro P6000 24GBWindows123.506.28
4x GTX 1070 8GBWindows12 3.504.15
GTX 1070 8GBWindows123.517.11
GTX TITANX 12GBMacOS12 3.514.25
GTX 980 4GBWindows12 3.523.21
GTX 970 4GBMacOS12 3.527.22
Quadro M6000 24GB TCCWindows12 3.514.33
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GBWindows12 3.511.59
Quadro M6000 12GBLinux12 3.514.23
Quadro P6000 24GBWindows12 3.512.30
2x Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows12 3.504.25
Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows12 3.511.31
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GB TCCWindows12 3.510.54
Quadro GP100 16GBWindows12 3.509.57
2x Quadro GP100 16GBWindows12 3.505.04
2x Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows12 3.505.55
Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows12 3.508.43
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 8GBWindows6 3.611.35
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows12 3.603.07
RTX 2080 Super 8GBWindows163.610.15
2x RTX 2080Ti 11GBWindows163.804.28
GTX 1070 8GBLinux12 3.815.05
4x RTX 2080Ti 11GBWindows16 3.802.28
GTX TITAN X 12 GBLinux12 3.7814.07
2x GTX 1070 8GBLinux12 3.7907.39
2x GTX 1070 8GBWindows8 4.008.06
2x GTX 1080 Ti 11GBMacOS8 4.0006.30
4x GTX TITANX 12GBLinux12 4.103.36
2x GTX 980Ti 6GBWindows20 4.307.35
4x GTX TITAN X 12 GBWindows16 4.304.28

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 seems to work 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.

This list is also available on the Redshift Forums, where some of these Scores originate from, so head on over if you have an account and get a good 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.


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

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Alex Glawion - post author

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

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Great comparison, Alex!
On the Redshift 3.0.26 Benchmark Results, there is no 2060, wondering what is your opinion on it’s perf/$?
The 2060 is around CAD $400 but the 2060 super and 2070 super are both around $600-700 which are, unfortunately, out of my budget unless REALLY REALLY worth it and necessary.


Any ETA on 3090 and 3080 benchmarks?


Hello dear
How to fix 8 gpus, i have 2 gpu 2080ti
and i am planning to go for two more 3080

But I don’t know how it can fix, no space for them!
How people fix 8 gpu?


I assume these RTX scores above are bests, rather than averages? Thanks!

Here are my scores…via a watercooled 3970x:

Redshift 3.0.28 (Windows)
CPU: 64 threads,3.70 GHz, 127.89 GB
[GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB 0.040ms (RTX ON)]
[GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB 0.038ms (RTX ON)]
Time: 00h:02m20s

Daniel Kojo Abban

Alex am using rtx 2060 8b but it seems it doesn’t support octane and redshift.. no cuda error

Vedran Klemen

Hello, Do you think it will be possible to have two rtx 2070 super connected with nvlink and one 3070 with 16 gb of memory? Thanks.

David Goetsch

Here’s a RS Benchmark I just ran today. Looks like it will fit at the top of your list. =)

Redshift 3.0.27 (Linux)
CPU: 128 threads, 4.41 GHz, 251.64 GB
[GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB 0.006ms (RTX ON)]
[GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB 0.006ms (RTX ON)]
[GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB 0.006ms (RTX ON)]
[GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB 0.006ms (RTX ON)]
Time: 00h:01m:03s

Benchmark Pic Here:

My Rig Here:

Vedran Klemen

Hello, Do you manage to keep all 4 cards with nvlink? Because i was reading that you cannot do that anymore with new nvidia drivers? Thanks.

Vedran Klemen

I read that on Pudgetsystems. That you cannot have two nvlinks on one motherboard.

Angel Canales

This thread is getting outdated so fast, that all the results here are oudated. The entire core of redshift is different nowadays that a single 2060 super can beat the titan volta from this benchmark.

The 8x 1060s is not here. the brand new RTX Scores are absent (The latest core update made all RTX cards perform so damn well now)

Even my own scores with 1060s are absent which are way faster than what are already here.

I know it takes time to update these, buy this chart has slowly become misleading to what RS is capable of nowadays.

… and people systems actually.


Where is the 8×2080 TI?

Angel Canales

Does this thread update according to the redshift forums or is it manually updated?

I posted a while ago my benchmark with a 1060 6g crushing the current 1060 (19 Minutes vs 23) minutes and this says it was updated some days ago, and there are multiple setups that i dont see updated.

Someone also did a x8 1060s with a 3 minute benchmark thats also not added

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