Chaos Groups VRAY Benchmark is an extremely popular Benchmark, as it can Benchmark your Processor as well as your Graphics Card.
It is also great for comparing GPU render speed to CPU render speed, as the underlying VRAY Render Engine can use the same Scene Data.
VRAY Benchmark Results (CPU)
Apart from the XEON Dual CPUs, these are all single CPU Results.
▮ = AMD | ▮ = Intel
|CPU Name||# Cores||Ghz||VRAY Benchmark Time (seconds)|
|Intel i9 9900K||8||3.6||63|
|Intel i7 8086K||6||3.7||76|
|Intel i7 8700K||6||3.7||70|
|Intel i7 7740X||4||4.3||115|
|Intel i9 7900X||10||3.3||46|
|Intel i7 7700K||4||4.2||114|
|Intel i9 7940X||14||3.1||34|
|Intel i9 7920X||12||2.9||43|
|Intel i9 7980XE||18||2.6||26|
|Intel i9 7960X||16||2.8||30|
|Intel i7 7800X||6||3.5||78|
|AMD Ryzen R7 2700X||8||3.7||67|
|Intel i7 5960X||8||3.0||78|
|AMD Ryzen R5 2600X||6||3.6||88|
|Intel i7 7820X||8||3.6||55|
|Intel i5 7600K||4||3.8||166|
|AMD Threadripper 2950X||16||3.5||40|
|AMD Threadripper 2990WX||32||3.0||21|
|AMD Threadripper 1900X||8||3.8||77|
|AMD Threadripper 1920X||12||3.5||50|
|AMD Threadripper 1950X||16||3.4||37|
|AMD Ryzen R7 2700||8||3.2||70|
|AMD Ryzen R5 2600||6||3.4||92|
|AMD Ryzen R5 1600X||6||3.3||102|
|Intel i5 8400||6||2.8||129|
|AMD Ryzen R7 1800X||8||3.6||72|
|Intel i7 6850K||6||3.6||95|
|Intel i7 6900K||8||3.2||77|
|AMD Ryzen R5 1500X||4||3.5||158|
|Intel i7 6950X||10||3.0||57|
|Intel i7 6800K||6||3.4||94|
|AMD Ryzen R5 1600||6||3.2||100|
|AMD Ryzen R7 1700X||8||3.4||73|
|Intel XEON E5-2687W v4 (x2 DUAL)||12 x2||3.0||35|
|AMD Ryzen R7 1700||8||3.0||71|
|AMD Ryzen R5 1400||4||3.2||171|
|Intel XEON E5-2650 v4 (x2 DUAL)||12 x2||2.2||43|
|Intel XEON E5-2620 v4 (x2 DUAL)||8 x2||2.1||67|
|Intel XEON E5-2699 v4 (x2 DUAL)||22 x2||2.2||24|
|Intel i5 9600K||6||3.7||126|
|AMD Ryzen 9 3900X||12||3.8||47|
|AMD Ryzen 7 3800X||8||3.9||65|
|AMD Ryzen 7 3700X||8||3.6||69|
|CPU Name||# Cores||GHz||VRAY Benchmark Time (seconds)|
VRAY-RT Benchmark Results (GPU)
Scaling with lots of GPU is not linear anymore, as we can see here, the benchmarking time with 2x, 4x, 8x 1080 TIs does not scale well.
All of these Benchmarks are tested with an i7 8700K except for the Multi GPU Benchmarks.
|GPU Name||VRAM (GByte)||VRAY-RT Bench Time (seconds)|
|NVIDIA Quadro P1000||4||291|
|NVIDIA GTX 1050||2||228|
|NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti||4||205|
|NVIDIA Quadro P2000||5||166|
|NVIDIA GTX 1060||6||114|
|NVIDIA GTX 1660||6||113|
|NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti||6||105|
|NVIDIA Quadro P4000||8||103|
|NVIDIA Quadro P5000||16||99|
|NVIDIA GTX 1070||8||85|
|NVIDIA RTX 2060||6||81|
|NVIDIA GTX 1080||8||80|
|NVIDIA GTX 1070 Ti||8||75|
|NVIDIA RTX 2070||8||65|
|NVIDIA Quadro P6000||24||64|
|NVIDIA RTX 2080||8||61|
|NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti||11||56|
|NVIDIA TITAN XP||12||53|
|NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti||11||51|
|NVIDIA TITAN V||12||30|
|2x NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti||11||30|
|4x NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti||11||19|
|8x NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti||11||16|
|GPU Name||VRAM (GByte)||VRAY-RT Bench Time (minutes)|
Download VRAY Benchmark here
The VRAY Benchmark is free to use and will put your Graphics Card as well as your Processor through a series of Rendering Tests.
Get the Vray Benchmark Version we use in this Article here: Download VRAY 3 Benchmark
Note: The newest Benchmark is Version 4, which you can download from the ChaosGroup Website, but those scores are incompatible with the Benchmark scores from Version 3 listed in this Article.
How to read these Scores
Lots of other Rendering Benchmarks, such as Octane or Cinebench, assign a Score to the Benchmarking Result.
VRAY though just tells you the time, that your Processor or Graphics Card took to render the Benchmark Scenes. Of course, the shorter the time it took, the better.
Because GPU Rendering Speed relies so much on various factors such as PCIe-Lanes, CPU Clock Speed and Number of Cores, it is important to note, that all of the here listed GPU Benchmarking times were taken with an Intel i7 8700K CPU.
If you have a different CPU, it might be, that your Benchmark Score Results can be off a few seconds or even minutes, depending on your setup.
In general, it’s better to get a high clocking CPU, that doesn’t necessarily need lots of Cores, to make the GPUs render at the maximum possible performance.
VRAY Benchmark does not Scale well in low-time Scores
We can see this in many Benchmarks when your hardware is just too fast and the Benchmark Result converges towards the lowest possible time one can reach, the VRAY Benchmark too does not scale well anymore.
In this benchmark, I would say anything that is below 20 seconds, cannot be relied upon that well. There are things like benchmark startup time, bucket to core distribution time, and Buckets that are not split up at the end of the Benchmark, that can distort the Benchmark.
CPU vs GPU Rendering in VRAY Benchmark
Often I am asked, what is better: CPU or GPU rendering?
As always, there is no definite answer and it kind of depends on what you want to render.
The great thing about GPU Render Engines is, that you get extremely fast or even Live Feedback, and can iterate and tweak your Settings much faster and therefore more often than when rendering on the CPU. More iterations usually result in better and higher quality end results.
This though only works, if you don’t need any kind of effects that either don’t work well on the GPU or take long to prepare, like huge displacements, Motion Blur, or Meshes that are so big, they or the Scene don’t fit into your VRAM. If you have to swap to System RAM, things get slower.
There were times when GPU Render Engines were just not mature enough and lacked many of the features that CPU Render Engines offered.
But nowadays, this argument is not valid anymore. GPU Render Engines such as VRAY-RT, Octane, Redshift, Furryball and many others have reached the same level as CPU Render Engines and have even overtaken them in some instances.
VRAY Benchmark Results: Interesting Findings
There are some highly interesting findings in the Results of these Benchmarks.
AMD Ryzen R7 1700: Take a look at how close The Ryzen 8 Core CPUs are to each other. The Ryzen R7 1700 is even faster than the supposedly superior 1700X with a higher base clock. The Same situation can be found with the Ryzen 1600 vs the 1600X with the 1600 being faster than its superior big brother.
Intel i7 8700K: This Intel 6-Core CPU scores even higher than the superior i7 8086K that is supposed to have a higher Turbo-Boost Clock up to 5GHz.
Take a look at how the 1080 Tis Multi-GPUs scale. It seems as though the more GPUs you add, the less performance you get per GPU.
This is probably though because of how the benchmark is set up, as the Benchmark times get extremely short towards the top end of the VRAY-RT Multi-GPU Benchmark Results. If Chaos Group were to lengthen the Benchmark, I suspect the Timings would scale much better.
NVIDIA Titan V: One Titan V seems to be the same Speed as two NVIDIA 1080 Tis.
NVIDIA GTX 1070 Ti: This Graphics Card is excellent in this benchmark. It even surpasses the superior and more expensive GTX 1080.
What GPU & Computer are you buying and building?