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 30601205.38350
1x RTX 2060 SUPER806.31350
1x RTX 2070806.28400
1x RTX 2070 SUPER806.12450
1x RTX 3060 Ti804.26450
1x RTX 30701003.57500
1x RTX 2080806.01600
1x RTX 2080 SUPER805.47650
1x RTX 30801003.07850
2x RTX 2070 SUPER803.03900
2x RTX 2080803.101200
1x RTX 2080 Ti1104.271200
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 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 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.


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Hi Alex! Do you plan to add the nVidia RTX A4000 & A5000 to the Redshift chart when they become available (hopefully next month)? The A4000 with 16GB for only US$999 is very compelling… it will have the same CUDA cores as the 3070 Ti but be clocked slower. I also need to know how loud the blower fan will be when the card is at 100%… I tried to search for info on the A6000 for comparison but couldn’t find anything.


It would be great to have AMD cards as a reference too. I’m surprise how well the 5500M in my MacBook Pro works. Even compared to my 3080 workstation.

antonio pepe

RTX 2080 TI + RTX 2080 TI – 1950x threadripper – 64gb ram – 2.20 min

antonio pepe

RTX 3090 24gb – Ryzen 9 5900X windows -64gb ram – 2.42 min


Well, Its really hard time to get any Nvidia graphics cards nowadays & if you can find usually its overpriced. What do you think about new grapchic cards as RTX 3060 and RTX 3060ti is it good for GPU rendering? I heard that its perfect for gaming but how is going with rendering on GPU?
Thanks you