NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 NVLink Rendering Related Benchmarks
Next, we wanted to get a sense of the rendering performance of the dual GeForce RTX 3090’s.
Arion Benchmark is a standalone render benchmark based on the commercially available Arion render software from RandomControl. The benchmark is GPU-accelerated using NVIDIA CUDA. However, it is unique in that it can run on both NVIDIA GPUs and CPUs.
Download the Arion Benchmark from here. First-time users will have to register to download the benchmark.
Like our first set of benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3090 NVLink shows impressive dual GPU results to the point we are seeing close to a 3x GeForce RTX 2080 Ti result here.
MAXON Cinema4D 3D
ProRender is an OpenCL-based GPU renderer that is available in MAXON’s Cinema4D 3D animation software. A fully functional 42-day trial version is available for downloaded from the MAXON website here. Note: Even after expiration, the trial can still be used to measure render times.
While Cinema4D, could see both cards, we saw something different. Unlike a few of the benchmarks we are not highlighting due to not having a discernable difference moving from one card to two, this is a different case. Here we have lower performance than single-card performance with two of these GPUs.
Redshift is a GPU-accelerated renderer with production-quality. A Demo version of this benchmark can be found here.
With Redshift, the NVIDIA RTX 3090 NVLink configuration crushes our Redshift demo benchmark at 1 minute and 27 seconds, achieving the fasted render time we have seen to date. We did not get perfect 2x scaling, but one can easily see how this is an enormous performance gain.
Next, we will have 3DMark and Deep Learning results before moving on to power consumption, thermals, and our final thoughts.