12 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2018 6:42 AM by Brent Gaspard

    What's your render rig?

    Jeffrey Model

      Lots of discussion about builds and GPUs lately. Figured I'd start a dedicated thread for folks to talk about and show what they're running Visualize on.

        • Re: What's your render rig?
          Jeffrey Model

          My current rig:

          Case: Corsair 500D

          CPU: i7-7820X

          CPU cooler: Corsair H110i

          Motherboard: ASUS PRIME x299 Deluxe

          RAM: 128GB (8x16) Corsair Vengeance LPX

          GPU1: Nvidia Titan Xp

          GPU2: Nvidia Titan Xp

          GPU cooling: EK Fluid Gaming with a 360mm radiator

          Storage: 2TB Samsung 970 PRO

          PSU: Corsair HX1200i


          Excuse the sloppy wiring - it was temporary and has been cleaned up.


          • Re: What's your render rig?
            Dave Goetsch

            Looks like a fun thread Jeffrey!  It'll be interesting to see what hardware others are using. I just finished this new build about a week ago, so perfect timing !


            I'd also really like to see a new standard Visualize Benchmark that we could compare with our various builds. There are so many strategies on what is the best hardware (CPU's & GPU's) it'd be great to see benchmarks versus hardware for some real world comparisons. There are a lot of super talented users on this forum and a little sharing of knowledge can go a long way to getting the most bang for the buck when building a new workstation.


            My new Workstation:

            Case - Cooler Master COSMOS II 25th Anniversary Edition

            CPU's - Dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2680 v3 - 24 cores 48 threads

            CPU Coolers - Dual Noctua NH-U12DXi4 120mm SSO2 (Push/Pull Config)

            Motherboard - ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS

            RAM - Samsung 128GB (8x16GB) DDR4 2133 EEC Server RAM

            GPU's - (4) EKWB Water cooled EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 + EK-FC Terminal X4

            Storage - (Boot) Samsung 970 EVO SSD 2TB & (Data) Samsung 860 EVO SSD 4TB

            PSU - EVGA SuperNOVA 1600W T2 80+ Titanium

            Radiator - EK-CoolStream PE 360

            Water Pump - EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 RGB PWM

            GPU Water Blocks - (4) EK-FC1080 GTX Ti FTW3

            Fans - Noctua everywhere (11)




            • Re: What's your render rig?
              Michael Dirisio

              Dell Precision Tower 7910 XCTO Base
              Dual Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630 v4 (10C, 2.2GHz, 3.1GHz Turbo, 2133MHz, 25MB, 85W)
              32GB (4x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 RDIMM ECC
              2.5" 512GB SATA Class 30 Solid State Drive
              2.5" 512GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive (Additional)
              Dual NVIDIA Quadro P5000, (4 DP, DL-DVI-D), T7910 SLI
              1Gbit NIC add-in card (PCIe- Intel)
              Dell Precision T7910 1300W Chassis v2, BW


              Work didn't want me to build my own so this is the best I could do with ordering through a Dell Supplier



              • Re: What's your render rig?
                Mark Jackson

                My Current Rig:

                AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X CPU

                2 NVIDIA Titan Xp CPUs

                AsRock Taichi X399 mother board

                Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2 boot drive

                Samsun EVO 860 2TB M.2 data drive

                G.SKILL TridentZ 64GB RAM

                NZXT Kraken X62 CPU cooling

                EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1+ 1000W power supply

                All stuffed in a Corsair Carbide Series Air 540


                Ryzen Render Rig 2018.jpg

                • Re: What's your render rig?
                  Jeffrey Model

                  Just put together a new rig. The cooling and wiring need to be cleaned up and I need a new circuit run to handle the full power, but I just did a quick test to see how it runs. Using the reference model (Bunkspeed sign) at 3840x2160 and 500 passes in GPU-only mode, I get:

                  No denoiser: 1:06

                  W/ denoiser: 1:06 (same)


                  This is almost exactly double the speed of my other rig with twin Titan Xps in it (also water-cooled). That's pretty much what I'd expect given that the new Turing functions aren't being utilized in Visualize (yet).


                  Details on the new rig incl pics and proper performance specs to follow once the new circuit has been run. In the mean time, it's an i9 with quad 2080Tis and water cooling.