Redshift Benchmark Results (Updated)

Redshift Benchmark Results (Updated)

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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!


marco camacho

Y porque no hay información sobre las rx de amd?


Hi Alex, Here i am sharing my existing PC config details. if i want to replace with new GPU RTX 2080 ti with existing PC. What all parts would be compatible to use further and what all should i consider to replace to get best performance for my day to day Houdini with redshift rendering use.

Bellow is my Existing PC config. in that, i like to replace GPU card RTX 2080 ti:

– CPU – i7 – 5820k 6 Core
– RAM – G.SKILL – 2400Mhz – DDR4 Ram (16GB x 4 = 64GB) ( Quad Channel )
– .Mother Board – As-Rock x99e-itx – with 4 Ram Slots o9n board
– SSD Hard Drive – 250 GB ( for OS and Softwares )
– 2tb sata Seagate ( for Storage )
– Nvidia m /4000 ( this would like to replace with RTX 2080 ti) or is it good to use anyways !!!!
– .800w SMPS corsair

Hey Kalesha,

Thanks for asking!

Upgrading your GPU to an RTX 2080 Ti will definitely bring an increase in performance in terms of GPU rendering with Redshift but if you want to get the best performance and have the means for it, my suggestion is for you to start from scratch and come up with a new build.

If I may ask, what’s your budget like?

Also, the site’s PC Builder Tool at will give you build recommendations based on your budget and use case scenario so you may want to check that out.



Hi Alex, Thank you for your reply. If i have to build from scratch, My budget would be around $4000. which includes 2 x 2080 ti card.

Hi Kalesha,

If you have a budget of around $4,000, I suggest that you go with a build like what I put together below:

Your Custom GPU Rendering Build: (

Parts List:
CPU: Intel i9 9900k 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($474.99)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 1151 ($89.95)
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z390-A ATX 1151 ($179.99)
GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2080TI 11GB – Asus Turbo ($1149.99)
GPU #2: NVIDIA RTX 2080TI 11GB – Asus Turbo ($1149.99)
Memory: 64GB (4 x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 CL16 ($319.99)
Storage SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5″ Solid State Drive ($139.99)
Power Supply: be quiet! Straight Power 11 1000W ATX 2.4 Power Supply ($199.90)
Case: Corsair Obsidian 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($204.99)

Total: $3909.78

Generated by CG Director PC Builder on 30/9/2019 @ 21:40:6

The total of the build comes up to around $3909.78 and which leaves you around $90 and some change which you can still use for other parts of your build like extra storage.



Alex Thank you for giving me good PC Built . here few points like to ask you. By Tweaking my budgets a little bit. what if i make few changes ? if i do that. how much difference will it be in my Houdini and Red shift workflow performance.

1) CPU : AMD Ryzen 9 3900X ( instead of – Intel i9 9900k 3.6GHz )
2) Motherboard: MSI Prestige X570 CREATION _ E-ATX ( instead of ASUS Prime Z390-A ATX 1151 )
3) Memory: ( i wonder if i can get 32Gb x 4 Kit 3200 mhz) 128GB ram ( instead of – 64GB )
4) SSD : Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1GB ( instead of – Samsung 860 EVO 1TB )

Please help me ,if its good this way or is there any better advise .
Thank you.

Hi Kalesha,

Changing your CPU to the Ryzen 9 3900X will not bring significant increase in your Redshift and Houdini workflow performance. In fact, the i9-9900K might even be around 2% snappier than the 3900X but the Intel platform is not that future proof with its limited upgrade path.

The same goes with choosing the MSI Prestige X570 CREATION _ E-ATX over the ASUS Prime Z390-A ATX 1151 for that matter. Both motherboards support up to 128GB of RAM but the challenge is getting 32GB x 4 RAM kits as these are hard to come by, not to mention only a couple come with speeds of 3200MHz or higher. If you go for the MSI Prestige X570 CREATION _ E-ATX motherboard, the fastest 32GB RAM stick in its QVL list is the VENGEANCE® LPX 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C16 with model CMK64GX4M2D3000C16 ver3.40.

As for the SSD, I suggest going for the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1GB as an NVMe SSD is a little faster than the Samsung 860 EVO 1TB. Be advised though that the increase in performance is not much of a game-changer, so to speak.



Hi Alex, Thank you very much for being so helpful..
One last thing i want to ask.

1) As i am planing to place GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2080TI 11GB – Asus Turbo x 2 of them. in one machine. So power supply of 1000W, will it be goo enough ??

2) I have observed there are different brands of RTX 2080 ti GPU’s. But you have suggested RTX 2080ti 11Gb Asus Turbo. ( which i can blindly trust you, it must be good one, and indeed i am going ahead with your suggestion ). But for my curiosity, if you can say in short and sweet., How to make best choice from various GPU’s 2080 ti brand as per our needs!!!

Thank you once again for guiding me trough helpful knowledge. 🙂


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