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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!



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.

Matt D

I just ran my latest test on a windows machine. Seems pretty ideal for the cost of the three cards.

Windows 10
CPU: i7 3930K (3.2Ghz 6 core / 12 thread)
32GB Ram (DDR3 2133)

2x 1070 Ti + 1070

Time: 6m 12s

Thanks again for maintaining this useful list!

Nikhil Shahapurkar

Hi. Just ran benchmark:
CPU: 32 threads. 3.39 GHz AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1050X
128 GB RAM
GPU: GeForce GTX Titan X 12 GB

Time: 17m:33s

Just have a few queries:
• Is it fine to use a GDDDR5 and a GDDDR6 cards together to render redshift and cycles 4D
• Is it logical to use a normal card for displays and the existing Titan X along with new RTX 2080 ti card for rendering? In that case will it utilise the GPUs better and render faster as against having the displays connected to Titan X card and having second card as RTX 2080 ti
• What is width: 2 slot

Hope to hear from you soon. I am planning to buy the RTX 1080 ti to help me render faster. What do you think?

Matt D


Just ran the benchmark on my 6 core 2012 Mac Pro with a 1070 and 1070 ti

6 core (3.33ghz) 2012 Mac Pro (High Sierra)
32gb ram
1070 + 1070 ti

Time: 8m 17s


Hi Just to add our bench as its not listed yet:
OS: Windows 10
CPU Threads: 32
CPU GHz: 2.1
x1 2070: 12m 50s
x8 2070: 1m 56s


the 2x 1060 seems to be the best bang for buck, well at least for me.