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Redshift Benchmark Results (Updated)

CG Director Author Alex  by Alex  โ‹ฎ   โ‹ฎ   26 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 Scoresย 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
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows32 2.103.25
8x GTX 1080 8GBWindows40 2.202.26
4x GTX 980 Ti 6GBWindows56 2.304.48
RTX 2080 8GBWindows36 2.610.59
RTX 2080 Ti 11GBWindows36 2.608.38
2x GTX 1060 6GBWindows32 2.611.07
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
GTX 780Ti 3GBWindows12 3.425.58
GTX 1080 Ti 11 GBWindows12 3.411.44
GTX 970 4GBMacOS12 3.527.22
Quadro M6000 24GBWindows12 3.515.42
Quadro M6000 24GB TCCWindows12 3.514.33
GTX TITANX 12GBMacOS12 3.514.25
Quadro M6000 12GBLinux12 3.514.23
Quadro P6000 24GBWindows12 3.512.30
GTX 1070 8GBWindows123.517.11
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GBWindows12 3.511.59
GTX 980 4GBWindows12 3.523.21
GTX TITANX 12GBWindows12 3.515.40
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GB TCCWindows12 3.510.54
2x Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows12 3.505.55
Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows12 3.511.31
Quadro GP100 16GBWindows12 3.509.57
Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows12 3.508.43
4x GTX 1070 8GBWindows12 3.504.15
2x Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows12 3.504.25
2x Quadro GP100 16GBWindows12 3.505.04
2x Quadro P6000 24GBWindows123.506.28
GTX 1060 6GBWindows83.623.11
RTX 2060 6GBWindows83.615.04
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows12 3.603.07
RTX 2070 8GBWindows6 3.611.35
GTX 1660Ti 6GBWindows83.624.53
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
4x GTX TITAN X 12 GBWindows16 4.304.28
2x GTX 980Ti 6GBWindows20 4.307.35

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 am Alex, a Freelance 3D Generalist, Motion Designer and Compositor.

I have 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!



Any chance to add RTX 2060 on this list? I wonder is there a huge difference between 2070.


Got my hand on a Quadro RTX6000 recently, the bench result is close to a single RTX 2080ti … 8:47
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Robert Paynter

Not listed. My 2 x RTX 2080Ti score is 4:28

Robert Paynter

Intel 9800x 8 core 16 threads
Windows 10 pro

Liam Shiveral

Hi Alex,

I am a first timer, planning a 3D Animation and Rendering workstation with the intention of multi-GPU scaling in Redshift. After reading through your articles, I would greatly appreciate any feedback you could offer regarding the build.

AMD – Threadripper 1920X 3.5 GHz 12-Core Processor
be quiet! – DARK ROCK PRO TR4 59.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Corsair – Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Samsung – 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Western Digital – Red Pro 4 TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
NVIDIA – GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card
Fractal Design – Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair – 760 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Thank you,

Liam Shiveral

After a moment of clarity, I am now aware the RTX 2070 does not support NVLink SLI. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Tyler Britton

That would be awesome if you could add the Price/Performance column like you did in the other articles. I know it would take some times to look up the current prices but it would be very helpful especially for the new cards. You could probably set up a spreadsheet that will calculate it for yo after entering the new prices.


Thank you for updating this!


Why is the 1070ti not listed in the benchmarks? I only see the 1070…


Hi there, quick question from me as well!

I could not find the GTX 1060 6gb in the Benchmark. I am currently trying to decide between GTX 1060 6gb and 1070 8gb.

Does GTX 1060 6gb perform so much lower that it is not even on the list? Or was it not tested?
I’m more concerned about real-time renders (c4d – Octane) and how well GTX 1060 6gb could handle those in comparison to the 1070 8gb.

Pardon if the question is silly.


Where can I get the Redshift Benchmark??

Martin Rehbock

Hi, I need a GPU for Octane/Redshift.
My budget isn’t that big so I have to decide between the 980ti and the 1070, in games I saw the 1070 makes a better performance but for example in the octane benchmark results the 980 ti has a better score, so this is really confusing for me and I don’t know which is better now.
At first I thought about a 1080ti but as I saw that the difference between a 980ti ti to a 1080ti is only about 30% I thought it isn’t worth it to pay 500โ‚ฌ more just for a few minutes so yeah.
The 980ti isn’t the newest card on the market so I was also wondering about the perfomance if it’s enjoyable to work with or annoying, so maybe you could also tell me something about that ๐Ÿ˜€

I would be really happy if you reply me ๐Ÿ˜‰