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V-Ray - NVIDIA RTX A6000, A5000, A4000 Performance

Written on February 7, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

While the launch of NVIDIA and AMD's consumer GPUs have been a major topic recently, NVIDIA is also starting to release the successor to their Quadro RTX line - starting with the RTX A6000. In this article, we will look at how it performs in V-Ray from Chaos Group compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro GPUs.


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NVIDIA Lite Hash Rate GPU Performance

Written on October 26, 2021 by William George

In an attempt to make their GeForce line of consumer video cards less appealing to crypto miners, NVIDIA has updated many of their GPUs with "lite hash rate" versions. These are supposed to reduce effectiveness for mining of currencies like Etherium by about 50%, without impacting game performance or other applications, but to be sure of that we put a pair of GeForce RTX 3070 cards - one with LHR and one without - to the test.


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GPU Rendering - NVIDIA RTX A6000 Multi-GPU Scaling

Written on March 26, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

With the launch of Nvidia's RTX A6000 video card, we look at how well these cards scale in multi-GPU configurations for rendering in Redshift, OctaneRender, and V-Ray.


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V-Ray - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on February 8, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

We finally get to see how NVIDIA's new Ampere workstation cards perform in rendering applications such as Chaos Group's V-Ray. We've previously looked at their consumer-grade cards, the new RTX A6000 is the first professional-grade card Nvidia has released.


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GPU Rendering - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Performance

Written on December 31, 2020 by William George

NVIDIA launched the GeForce RTX 30 Series a few months ago, but new models in this family continue to trickle in. Today we are looking at the RTX 3060 Ti 8GB model and how it performs with regard to rendering in OctaneRender, Redshift, and V-Ray.


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PCI-Express 4.0 vs 3.0 Video Card Performance

Written on November 30, 2020 by William George

PCI-Express has been the standard for connecting video cards and other expansion devices inside of computers for many years now, and several generations of the technology have now passed. With each of those generations, the amount of data that can be transferred over the PCIe connection has increased. How much impact does that have on modern video cards? Is there any benefit to running a PCIe 3.0 card in a 4.0 slot, or loss if using a 4.0 card in a 3.0 slot?


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GPU Rendering - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Multi-GPU Scaling

Written on November 16, 2020 by William George

With the initial launches in NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series complete, and availability getting better, it is time to look at how well these cards scale in multi-GPU configurations for rendering within Redshift, OctaneRender, and V-Ray.


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V-Ray GPU Rendering - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 3080 & 3090 Performance

Written on October 29, 2020 by William George

NVIDIA's latest generation of GPUs, the GeForce RTX 30 Series, has steadily rolled out over the course of the last several weeks. With the RTX 3070 launched most recently, how do all three models compare - both to each other, and to the previous GeForce and Titan cards? In this article we take a look at how they all stack up in Chaos Group's V-Ray & V-Ray Next rendering engines.


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V-Ray GPU Rendering - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Performance

Written on September 24, 2020 by William George

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. The RTX 3080 launched last week, and now with the RTX 3090 released today we can compare these models to each other as well as the older 20 Series to see how they stack up in GPU based rendering engines like Chaos Group's V-Ray & V-Ray Next.


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V-Ray GPU Rendering - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Performance

Written on September 17, 2020 by William George

The RTX 3000 series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. With the RTX 3080 now launched, we can find out how large those gains are in GPU based renderers like V-Ray & V-Ray Next.


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V-Ray Next Multi-GPU Performance Scaling

Written on August 20, 2019 by William George

One of the big advantagesĀ of GPU-based rendering is that you can easily put multiple video cards inside a single workstation. How much benefit does each additional card provide for V-Ray Next, though? We putĀ four GeForce RTX 2080 Ti video cards to the test to find out!


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V-Ray Next GPU Roundup: NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Performance

Written on August 9, 2019 by William George

V-Ray Next is made up of two rendering engines: a traditional CPU based renderer, as well as a GPU-based hybrid engine that can run on both GPUs and CPUs for extra performance. With the launch of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX "SUPER" series of video cards, we are taking a look at how the whole RTX lineup performs on the GPU side of V-Ray Next.


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V-Ray: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, 2080, & 2080 Ti GPU Rendering Performance

Written on November 16, 2018 by William George

V-Ray is a hybrid rendering engine that can run on both CPUs and GPUs, depending on the version that is used. The current benchmark only measures CPU and GPU performance separately, though, and while that is not ideal or a perfect match for how the modern V-Ray Next engine performs it can still be helpful to look at when comparing GPU rendering performance. Let's see how NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti cards stack up against the previous generation.


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V-Ray RT 3.6 Hybrid Mode with AMD Threadripper 1950X and NVIDIA Titan Xp

Written on October 13, 2017 by William George

We've previously tested the new Hybrid Mode in V-Ray RT 3.6, which combines CPUs and GPUs in order to speed up rendering, on Intel's Skylake X processors. This time around we are going to test on AMD's Threadripper 1950X, and use even more powerful GPUs than before. We also take a look at GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs Titan Xp performance.


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Core i7 7820X vs Core i9 7900X: Do PCI-E Lanes Matter For GPU Rendering?

Written on September 11, 2017 by William George

Benchmark results demonstrating that PCI-Express x8 vs x16 speeds don't impact GPU rendering performance.