GPU Rendering

GPU rendering enables creative professionals to use their graphics card for rendering. This can significantly accelerate rendering because the latest GPUs are designed for substantial processing. When searching for the ideal GPU rendering system, you’ll find these state-of-the-art GPUs and more inside BOXX APEXX desk side GPU rendering workstations and RAXX rack mounted systems purpose-built for GPU render engines.

Whether you’re converting from CPU to GPU rendering, in the process of upgrading your current GPU rendering workstations, or new to dedicated rendering in general, BOXX offers a wide variety of reliable, GPU rendering solutions tailored to your specific workflow and requirements, as well as expert information essential to making an informed decision.

 

Suggested Workstations

  • AMD EPYC™ 7003 -Series Processors
    Fast CPU & four GPUs for motion media

    FREQUENCY:
    Up to 4.5 GHz
    CORES:
    Up to 64
    MEMORY:
    Up to 2TB DDR4-3200MHz
    GRAPHICS:
    Up to 4 GPU
     
    AS RECOMMENDED:
    $7,068.00
     
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  • AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Pro 7000 Series
    Top-tier performance for demanding workloads 

    FREQUENCY:
    Up to 5.1 GHz
    CORES:
    Up to 96
    MEMORY:
    Up to 2TB DDR5-5600MHz
    GRAPHICS:
    Up to 4 GPU
     
    AS RECOMMENDED:
    $11,988.00
     
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  • Intel® Xeon® W-3400 Processors
    Three to Four GPUs for rendering & simulation

    FREQUENCY:
    Up to 4.8 GHz
    CORES:
    Up to 56
    MEMORY:
    Up to 1TB DDR5-4800MHz
    GRAPHICS:
    Up to 4 GPU
     
    AS RECOMMENDED:
    $9,029.00
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Suggested RAXX Systems

  • AMD EPYC™ 7003 -Series Processors
    3U System & Four GPUs

    FREQUENCY:
    Up to 4.5 GHz
    CORES:
    Up to 64
    MEMORY:
    Up to 2TB DDR4-3200MHz
    GRAPHICS:
    Up to 4 GPU
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  • AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Pro 7000 Series
    Fast CPU & four GPUs for motion media 

    FREQUENCY:
    Up to 5.1 GHz
    CORES:
    Up to 96
    MEMORY:
    Up to 2TB DDR5-5600MHz
    GRAPHICS:
    Up to 4 GPU
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  • Intel® Xeon® W-3400 Processors
    3U System & Four GPUs

    FREQUENCY:
    Up to 4.5 GHz
    CORES:
    Up to 56
    MEMORY:
    Up to 1TB DDR5-4800MHz
    GRAPHICS:
    Up to 4 GPU
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Local or Network Rendering

An important rendering consideration is whether to run jobs locally or on the network. The decision can be personal, driven by costs or standards, or be the optimal choice for your organization. Before you decide, consider the following pros and cons.

Local rendering provides a known, reliable, dedicated rendering resource which may be ideal if you render multiple times per day and your jobs are not too large. However, a desk side, GPU rendering workstation limits the number of GPUs or CPU cores and may be too loud.

Network rendering is easily expandable and accelerates large scale, detailed renders. Although rack-mounted rendering systems are specialized and lack some of the capabilities of a desk side workstation, they easily make up for it in sheer density and power. Upfront system costs are also higher, but a network render farm holds the advantage in resource efficiency.  Learn More

Network Render Managers

When multiple users require rendering resources, a network render manager may be essential. These standalone software packages allow you to manage render sequences and prioritize jobs through pausing and resuming. They also support distributing render jobs across multiple desk side or rackmount systems. The management and automation provided by network render managers can be extremely beneficial in accelerating VFX production.

While free, open-source options like OpenCue, Flamenco (for Blender), and Afanasy are available, most pros prefer to use more powerful, full-featured solutions like PipelineFX Qube! or AWS Thinkbox Deadline.

NVIDIA RTX Enabled Rendering Software

Real-time ray-tracing offers the highest level of realism, while NVLink Bridge provides a significantly faster alternative for multi-GPU systems than traditional PCIe-based solutions. Connecting two NVIDIA GPUs via NVLink enables scaling of memory and performance to meet the most demanding workflows.

NVIDIA EGX Platform supports GPU rendering by combining NVIDIA software with third-party RTX-enabled software to render final frames and produce photo-realistic images faster than ever before. See an updated list of NVIDIA RTX enabled applications

NVIDA EGX Platform Value

If you choose a RAXX GPU rendering system, consider NVIDA EGX Platform. This solution brings you a validated, proven solution for systems equipped with NVIDIA RTX A6000 or NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation GPUs.

NVIDIA EGX Platform supports GPU rendering by combining NVIDIA software with third-party RTX-enabled software to render final frames and produce photo-realistic images faster than ever before. Click here to learn more.

Single GPU and Multi-GPU Rendering

If you select a RAXX rackmount system, you are most-likely using it exclusively for GPU rendering. Even if you buy a desk side system, you may intend for GPU rendering to be its primary function. Regardless of your situation, in order to afford the most effective GPUs, it’s wise not to overspend on other technologies. This said, for GPUs to perform their best, you need to meet basic configuration standards.

Minimum Configurations: Multitasking or GPU Rendering Only

GPU rendering can be accelerated by adding more GPUs to your system, however, there are GPU render engines that only utilize a single GPU. These single GPU render engines include Enscape, Twinmotion, and Lumion. To optimize demanding rendering which often requires multiple GPUs, consider the following render engines.

 
Octane render

The world’s first unbiased, spectrally correct GPU render engine OctaneRender® delivers incredible quality and speed for 3D design, CAD, and motion media workflows.

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V-Ray

From architectural visualization and product design, to feature film and television VFX, V-Ray is one of the world’s most popular GPU rendering engines for creative professionals.

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Redshift

A powerful GPU-accelerated renderer designed for high-end, rendering, Redshift integrates seamlessly into Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, and other creative workflows.

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Autodesk Arnold

Arnold is an advanced Monte Carlo ray tracing rendering engine that delivers beautiful results and is unbiased, providing support for both GPU and CPU-based rendering.

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