Redshift Benchmark Results (Updated)

CG Director Author Alex Glawionby Alex Glawion   /  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 2060 SUPER806.31350
1x RTX 30601205.38350
1x RTX 2070806.28400
1x RTX 3060 Ti804.26450
1x RTX 2070 SUPER806.12450
1x RTX 30701003.57500
1x RTX 3070 Ti803.27599
1x RTX 2080806.01600
1x RTX 2080 SUPER805.47650
1x RTX 30801003.07850
2x RTX 2070 SUPER803.03900
1x RTX 3080 Ti1202.441199
1x RTX 2080 Ti1104.271200
2x RTX 2080803.101200
2x RTX 2080 SUPER802.581300
1x RTX 30902402.421499
4x RTX 2070801.561600
4x RTX 2070 SUPER801.421800
1x RTX 3090 Ti2402.361999
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 11GBWindows322.103.25
8x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows322.101.57
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 1080 8GBWindows123.207.26
2x TITAN Xp 12GBLinux163.206.16
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 3GBWindows123.425.58
GTX 1080 Ti 11 GBWindows123.411.44
GTX TITANX 12GBWindows123.515.40
Quadro M6000 24GBWindows123.515.42
2x Quadro P6000 24GBWindows123.506.28
4x GTX 1070 8GBWindows123.504.15
GTX 1070 8GBWindows123.517.11
GTX TITANX 12GBMacOS123.514.25
GTX 980 4GBWindows123.523.21
GTX 970 4GBMacOS123.527.22
Quadro M6000 24GB TCCWindows123.514.33
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GBWindows123.511.59
Quadro M6000 12GBLinux123.514.23
Quadro P6000 24GBWindows123.512.30
2x Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows123.504.25
Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows123.511.31
GTX TITANX Pascal 12GB TCCWindows123.510.54
Quadro GP100 16GBWindows123.509.57
2x Quadro GP100 16GBWindows123.505.04
2x Quadro P6000 24GB TCCWindows123.505.55
Quadro GP100 16GB TCCWindows123.508.43
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 8GBWindows63.611.35
4x GTX 1080Ti 11GBWindows123.603.07
RTX 2080 Super 8GBWindows163.610.15
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 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.


Missing any GPU Benchmark Results or having trouble with one of your builds? Let me know in the comments.

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  • Francisco

    I’ve wondered about this for quite some time.
    Can I use a mining rig to do a GPU render?

    • Alex Glawion

      You can but you’ll see reduced performance because of limited PCIe-Lanes. Mining Rigs often have just x1 or x4 PCIe Lanes which is a considerable bottleneck for Data uploading to the GPU / VRAM.


  • Eric

    Hi Alex,
    First of all, great article! Please correct me if I’m wrong but it seems the math you’re using to calculate perf/$ is a little off. You seem to be calculating perf/$ using the formula 10,000/(Time x Price), but time is being treated as a decimal rather than minutes & seconds, which is throwing the results off quite a bit in some cases. Take for instance the 8x RTX 2080 Ti setup vs the 4x RTX 2080 Ti. The 8x costs twice as much, but only improves on speed a little, yet the 8x is listed as having a higher perf/$.
    Am I missing something?

    • Alex Glawion

      Hey Eric,
      That’s a great catch, thanks for letting me know! Fixed 🙂


  • fendi

    My result:
    RTX A4000, time: 04m 24sec (default), 03m 40sec (OC)

    More pricey than 3070 ti but slower in rendering, have 16gb vram compare to 8gb vram on 3070ti.

  • Andy

    Any chance you’re looking at benching the apple m1 Max soon? Cheers

  • Artem

    Hey Alex,
    Is it worth upgrading from a GTX 1080 to RTX 3060?

    • Alex Glawion

      I’d say so, yes. You’ll likely see about twice the performance with a RTX 3060, not just because it’s a newer card but also because it has raytracing cores that can speed up some redshift features considerably.

      You also get more VRAM that comes in handy if you work on more complex scenes. It’ll depend on the price you are currently paying, too, of course, as most GPUs are still pretty price-inflated.

      You could even think about using both the GTX 1080 and RTX 3060 in your PC, but beware that you would have to do some tweaking to how you render your frames as the older GPU would bottleneck the newer in terms of feature support and VRAM capacity. (e.g. use a rendermanager to render multiple frames simultaneously).

      That said, be sure your PSU is strong enough for your endeavors.


      • Artem

        Thanks for the answer, usually I render on the farm, so the main reasons for the update are the render view and the setting of the render settings for the final render on the several stills
        I feel that I waste time with 1080. If 3060 will be twice, will 3060ti x4 the performance for my tasks?

        • Alex Glawion

          The 3060Ti is not 2x as fast as the 3060. You’ll need a RTX 3080 or better 3080Ti for 4x your current performance.


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