Redshift Benchmark Results (Updated)
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Redshift Benchmark Results (Updated)

CG Director Author Alex  by Alex   ⋮   ⋮   70 comments
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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:

Redshift Benchmark Results

GPU(s)OSCPU ThreadsCPU GHzTime (Minutes)
8x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows322.101.57
RTX 2070 8GBWindows322.112.50
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows32 2.103.25
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 1070 Ti + 1x GTX 1070Windows123.206.12
2x TITAN Xp 12GBLinux16 3.206.16
2x GTX 1080 8GBWindows123.207.26
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
Quadro M6000 12GBLinux12 3.514.23
GTX 980 4GBWindows12 3.523.21
GTX 1070 8GBWindows123.517.11
Quadro M6000 24GBWindows12 3.515.42
GTX TITANX 12GBWindows12 3.515.40
Quadro M6000 24GB TCCWindows12 3.514.33
GTX 970 4GBMacOS12 3.527.22
GTX TITANX 12GBMacOS12 3.514.25
2x Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows12 3.505.55
Quadro P6000 24GBWindows12 3.512.30
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GBWindows12 3.511.59
Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows12 3.511.31
4x GTX 1070 8GBWindows12 3.504.15
2x Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows12 3.504.25
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GB TCCWindows12 3.510.54
Quadro GP100 16GBWindows12 3.509.57
2x Quadro GP100 16GBWindows12 3.505.04
2x Quadro P6000 24GBWindows123.506.28
Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows12 3.508.43
RTX 2060 6GBWindows83.615.04
RTX 2060 Super 8GBWindows163.612.17
GTX 1060 6GBWindows83.623.11
GTX 1660Ti 6GBWindows83.624.53
RTX 2070 8GBWindows6 3.611.35
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows12 3.603.07
RTX 2070 Super 8GBWindows163.611.17
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.

Alex from CGDirector - 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!



Hello alex, I wonder where the quadro rtx4000 ll be in this benchmark?
I m building a tower and I need your help, should I.give the extra 350€ to go with the quandro or I should I pick the rtx2070?? Also I dont care about gaming, I care only for pure performance on c4d, after effect etc

Richard @renderboxes

Hey Alex, with 4 x 2080Ti Hybrid GPU’s (standard clock) with can pull 2m, 21 but this is using x16,x8,x16,x8 PCIe configuration.
We’ll be submitting results with 4 water-cooled, all x16 slots with the Xeon W-32XX series of CPU’s shortly.

This is going to hopefully get us under 2m on the benchmark for Redshift! For all interested, we have found that 4 way GPU is the optimal for Redshift, we build 7 and 11 way rigs and they just don’t scale up correctly unlike in Octane.


Hey Alex. This benchmark has been super helpful in both work and planning out a personal CPU.

My build will eventually have two 2080Ti’s and a 1950x threadripper, I intend to get into heavier rendering and I am wondering if the Noctua NH U14s tr4/sp3 fan is going to be enough to keep it cool? If not what would my options be? Id prefer not to use water cooling unless its the only way.


Hi Alex! Thanks for the info! We are trying to build a render farm at an optimal price to render our 3D animation, which has 30fps, trying to render a 5-7 minute animation in 5 days max. We rendered 2-3 minutes per frame on GeForce GTX 1070 (the entire animation had 4076 frames). What are our best options? Thank you so much!


Hi, I’m a CGI student and new to redshift and GPU rendering stuffs.
I’m planning to build a new PC with these specs
Ryzen 3900X CPU
MSI Gaming Plus X570 Motherboard
RTX 2070 Super
Corsair 2x 16GB 2666Hz RAM
intel 760P 500GB NVMe SSD
Thermaltake 750W PSU
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5RGB case.
That’s as far as my budget can go.

Do you have any better recommendations for the price/ value? Thanks


It shows 2 RTX 2070 cards. How is it possible, when SLI is not supported for RTX 2070?

2x RTX 2070 8GB Windows 16 3.0 06.29



This entry seems a little off
RTX 2070 8GB Windows 6 3.6 11.35

since most report results closer to
RTX 2070 8GB Windows 32 2.1 12.50


Zotac GeForce GTX1060 3gb will redshift C4d work with it, just for learning purpose


CPU: 24 threads, 2.60 GHz, 64 GB ram
GPU: Quadro k5200 8gb
time 00h:38m:50:s



So it seems like 2×2070 would actually be better than 1x2080Ti, do I get that right?
That is if you stay withing the 8GB of memory of the 2070.
Just wondering because 2×2070 even comes out cheaper than 1x2080Ti.