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 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 11GBWindows322.103.25
8x RTX 2070 8GBWindows322.101.56
8x GTX 1080 8GBWindows402.202.26
4x GTX 980 Ti 6GBWindows562.304.48
Quadro K5200 8GBWindows242.638.50
2x GTX 1060 6GBWindows322.611.07
RTX 2080 8GBWindows362.610.59
RTX 2080 Ti 11GBWindows362.608.38
GTX 1080 8GBMacOS82.916.00
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows362.3503.21
GTX 960 2GBWindows42.6844.56
8x Tesla V100-SXM2 16GBLinux642.7401.03
GTX 780 3GBWindows82.8131.05
Titan V 12GBLinux122.9007.06
2x GTX 1080 Ti 11GBWindows162.9906.15
2x RTX 2070 8GBWindows163.006.29
Quadro RTX 6000Windows203.108.47
2x GTX 1070 Ti + 1x GTX 1070Windows123.206.12
2x TITAN Xp 12GBLinux163.206.16
2x GTX 1080 8GBWindows123.207.26
GTX TITANX 12GBWindows323.317.33
1x GTX 1070 + 1x GTX 1070 TiMacOS123.308.17
GTX 780Ti 3GBWindows123.425.58
GTX 1080 Ti 11 GBWindows123.411.44
Quadro M6000 12GBLinux123.514.23
GTX 980 4GBWindows123.523.21
GTX 1070 8GBWindows123.517.11
Quadro M6000 24GBWindows123.515.42
GTX TITANX 12GBWindows123.515.40
Quadro M6000 24GB TCCWindows123.514.33
GTX 970 4GBMacOS123.527.22
GTX TITANX 12GBMacOS123.514.25
2x Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows123.505.55
Quadro P6000 24GBWindows123.512.30
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GBWindows123.511.59
Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows123.511.31
4x GTX 1070 8GBWindows123.504.15
2x Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows123.504.25
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GB TCCWindows123.510.54
Quadro GP100 16GBWindows123.509.57
2x Quadro GP100 16GBWindows123.505.04
2x Quadro P6000 24GBWindows123.506.28
Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows123.508.43
RTX 2060 6GBWindows83.615.04
RTX 2060 Super 8GBWindows163.612.17
GTX 1060 6GBWindows83.623.11
GTX 1660Ti 6GBWindows83.624.53
RTX 2070 8GBWindows63.611.35
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows123.603.07
RTX 2070 Super 8GBWindows163.611.17
2x RTX 2080Ti 11GBWindows163.804.28
GTX 1070 8GBLinux123.815.05
4x RTX 2080Ti 11GBWindows163.802.28
GTX TITAN X 12 GBLinux123.7814.07
2x GTX 1070 8GBLinux123.7907.39
2x GTX 1070 8GBWindows84.008.06
2x GTX 1080 Ti 11GBMacOS84.0006.30
4x GTX TITANX 12GBLinux124.103.36
2x GTX 980Ti 6GBWindows204.307.35
4x GTX TITAN X 12 GBWindows164.304.28

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!



Hi Alex,

I have GTX 1660 Super on ASROCK Z77

Need to work on Redshift and Octane for Cinema 4D

Kindly Guide me which version will work on it.

Thanks & Regards


Hi Alex, I didn’t see a benchmark for 2 x GTX TITANX in there. Only for 2 xTITAN Xp.

Would you say 2 x GTX TITANX would outperform a single GTX 1080 Ti?


Hello, Alex, I am a student who occupies a new system to render a short film of at least 5 minutes, there are currently rumors of the new Nvidia architecture, which makes me think if it is better to wait or invest in a new PC, I would appreciate it in advance a tip as to the investment that I plan to make and what kind of equipment I could acquire, my only concern in general would be the temperature of the cards when having to work continuously, since only a single equipment would be available to render. I have at least $ 4000 available.
I plan to render in Maya, I have an i7 6700K CPU, GTX 1070, 32 RAM 3200 and in Windows. Thank you

Hi José,

Thanks for dropping a line!

True, there are rumours about the upcoming 7nm NVIDIA Ampere architecture but these won’t get launched until late March, if the rumours are to be believed. However, the first Ampere products alleged to get released are thought to be for the datacenter and will be AI-focused. Once that happens, we might see the introduction of RTX 30-series cards. Sad to say, there are no specifics on that just yet.

If you want to wait for the next generation of NVIDIA GPUs, that’s one option for you to take. If you want to build a workstation now, we can come with a build for you with a great upgrade path. You can then just opt to upgrade the GPU to an RTX 30-series card once they become available.

Here’s a powerful build the won’t even use up your full $4,000 budget:

Parts List:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5GHz 16-Core Processor ($749.00)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 AM4 ($89.90)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite ATX AM4 ($179.99)
GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2080 TI 11GB – MSI Gaming X ($1249.00)
Memory: 64GB (4 x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 CL16 ($302.54)
Storage PCIe-SSD: Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 1TB M.2 Solid State Drive ($199.99)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx Series RM650x 650W ATX 2.4 Power Supply ($109.99)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275Q ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98)

This build will set you back $2970.39 which is considerably lower than your $4,000 budget but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the performance will also be lower. In fact, it’s the opposite because this build gets you nothing but the best components.

It has a very powerful 3950X CPU coupled with 64GB of RAM to ensure that your workflow is always fast and smooth. Not only that, the high core count of the 16-core 3950X will definitely deliver a great Maya CPU render performance. No worries on GPU temperature though as the MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio comes with three (3) fans to help with heat dissipation. All in all, this is a beast of a build that will handle any task you throw at it with ease.



Hi Alex,

Greetings from Costa Rica!

The only thing that I didn’t clarify to you, was that I’ll be rendering in Redshift for Maya, so which could be an optimal build? Taking into account that I will use this system for at least 2 to 3 months of rendering for the short film with just this PC.

Thank you very much for the support.


Hi Alex. I have a GTX 1660 ti but it doesn’t work with my octane 3.07 and I got this error “there is no CUDA device which is selected” and unfortunately I have no budget to buy a higher octane version like Octane 4 that may solve the problem of CUDA. So do you think that might I have to overcome this problem with RedShift engine? Does Redshift support GTX 1660 ti? Thank you in advance for any advice!


Hi there,
an extremely interesting topic. I am currently planning a new workstation build and generally I am pretty certain what tech I need. But what I cannot guess at this point is the following. If I should get a single 1080Ti vs 2070 or higher model.

Basically, how much and if the future integration and optimization of OptiX into Redshift, Blender (Cycles, EEVEE), Houdini GPU accelerated calculations, etc. will boost significantly the performance of the RTX lineup. Can you comment on that?


Akash Makwana

Hi, Alex. I’ve just started out with 3d animation, but mostly I work on modeling characters and environments. I wanted to know, what options do I have if I wanted to buy a laptop to work on my projects. My budget would be between 1000 to 1500 $

Hi Akesh,

Thanks for asking!

For a budget of around $1,500, the best laptop you can get is the MSI GF63 Thin Gamer Notebook which goes for around $1,479.99. Below are the specs of the MSI GF63:

CPU Intel Core i7-9750H 2.60GHz 6-Core Processor
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
Memory(RAM) 32GB DDR4-2666
SSD 2TB NVMe Solid State Drive
HDD 2TB 5400rpm Hard Disk Drive
Weight 1.8 kg (~3.96pounds)
Display 15.6″, 1920×1080

For it’s price of $1,479.99, the MSI GF63 Thin Gamer Notebook gives you the most bang for your buck, so to speak, when it comes to its specs. You basically get an i7-9750H CPU working together with a whopping 32GB of RAM so you can expect a faster and smoother workflow. Not only that, this laptop gives you 2 storage options – one 2TB NVMe SSD and one 2TB HDD. Given all those specs, the MSI GF63 Thin Gamer Notebook is a bargain for its price and I highly suggest that you go for it!

And in case you want to see what other options you may have, please see the site’s PC Builder Tool at Input your budget and use case and the tool will give you the best recommendations.


Illés Róbert

Hi! We have just bought redshift in our studio, and I am testing in on Autodesk Softimage. I have RTX 2060 Super 8GIG and a GTX 970 4GIG.

My problem is that my test renders only give a 30 percent increase in renders speed, from 970 to 2060.
Can it be possible? Why? According to the benchmark results above, the render speed difference should be more than double.

Any ideas?
Thanks a lot!

Hey Robert,

Thanks for asking!

To answer your question, it’s possible to only get a 30% increase in render speeds when comparing an RTX 2060 Super to an older GTX 970 GPU. GPU render speeds depend on a lot of factors and it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’d get the same results as that of the Redshift Benchmark Results.

For example, the OS alone already plays a big role in GPU render speeds. The GTX 970 was on a MacOS system while the RTX 2060 Super was on a Windows machine. Your CPU and its clock speed also play a part so you also have to take that into consideration. The scene you’re trying to render is also something you should look at. At the end of the day, you can’t expect the same performance from benchmark results because of the differences between the machines used in the benchmarks and your system.

Two more things you should check is how long does the frame you are rendering prepare? Because only the bucket rendering phase really gets a speedup with stronger cards. Also – how many pcie-lanes are available for your 2060? At least x8? How does it perform with it being the only GPU in your system?


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