NVIDIA Titan RTX Review of an Incredible GPU


NVIDIA RTX Rendering Related Benchmarks

Next, we wanted to get a sense of the rendering performance of the NVIDIA RTX. We are in the process of expanding this section with new tests. We are still re-running some of the new benchmarks on previously reviewed GPUs like the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti but have several comparison points here.

Arion v2.5

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’s 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.

Nvidia Titan RTX Arion
Nvidia Titan RTX Arion

This is another case where the NVIDIA Titan RTX dominates this benchmark, although we have not run the benchmark on the RTX 2080 or RTX 2080 Ti yet.

MAXON Cinema4D 3D

ProRender is an OpenCL based GPU renderer which 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.

Nvidia Titan RTX Cinema4D
Nvidia Titan RTX Cinema4D

In Cinema4D R20, the NVIDIA Titan RTX again is the fastest card by a large margin.

OctaneRender 4

OctaneRender from Otoy is an unbiased GPU renderer using the CUDA API. The latest release, OctaneRender 4, introduces support for out of core geometry. Octane is available as a standalone rendering application, and a demo version is available for downloaded from the OTOY website here.

Nvidia Titan RTX OctaneRender
Nvidia Titan RTX OctaneRender

The NVIDIA RTX simply blows away the other tested cards in OctaneRender, including some of the RTX cards like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070. We will re-visit this in a future review when we test this on the RTX 2080 Ti again.

Redshift v2.6.32

Redshift is GPU-accelerated renderer with production-quality. A Demo version of this benchmark can be found here.

Nvidia Titan RTX Redshift
Nvidia Titan RTX Redshift

Performance of the Titan RTX is at the top of our results; Redshift is a very demanding benchmark, and the Titan RTX chews through this with ease.

Next, we will have 3DMark results before moving onto deep learning benchmarks followed by power consumption, thermals, and our final thoughts.


  1. Radeon VII is a great card for programs like Davinci Resolve (on par with the RTX Titan X).
    NVidia’s drivers are oftened better optimized for benchmarking programs.
    When you really want to know the performance of a graphics card go to pugetsystems, they test with real programs and are open for comments and also react on the comments.

  2. Hi hoohoo – easy answer:
    1) We do not have one.
    2) On the DemoEval side, we have yet to get a request for one but we have had many requests for the Titan RTX.

    Unfortunately, the economics, for us, of buying a $2500 GPU to put in the lab are actually better than getting a $700 Radeon VII. If someone has $700 lying around and wants an answer, we are happy to do the work. We just need to fund it.

  3. Absolutely Just Stunning Titan RTX Mr. Harmon Read your Report.
    Gold is Best your correct on that.
    Im Building a new system June/July will have PciE 4.0 Im sure it will work even better than PciE 3.0
    Im am Blown away, I have offer on my 2080Ti from last week, I just might let it go to him and get this
    Titan RTX.
    *Excellent Review Mr. Harmon Thank you for this
    My head is spinning right now 🙂

  4. Remarkable ! The magnitudes of scale are 5x over the last K2500. This represents ability to complete computation and rendering on a matter of seconds vs minutes -hours for older systems. Mr Cray would be besides himself with envy and desire to have one. Any institution of higher learning will either aquire this or be left behind in the dustbin. Titan Indeed..Great Review!

  5. Please use same driver version for all cards. There can be over 10% delta in cuda between drivers in some cuda programs, while other programs see 0% delta.


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