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

GPU Rendering

GPU rendering solutions
tailored to your specific workflow

Whether you’re converting from CPU 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.

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Network or Local Rendering?

When considering rendering, choosing whether to run your jobs locally or on the network, decisions may be governed by personal choice, your organisation, costs or standards. Before deciding it’s a good idea to consider the pros and cons:

If you render multiple times a day and your jobs are not too large. However, a desk GPU rendering workstation can limit the number of GPUs or CPU cores and could be too loud.

Network rendering on the other hand is easily expandable and speeds up large-scale, detailed renders. Whilst rack-mounted are more specialised and lacks some of the capabilities of a desk-side workstation, they make up for this will superior power and density.  Upfront systems costs are higher, but a network render farm has the advantage in resource efficiency.

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 Alfanasy are available, most pros prefer to use more powerful, full-featured solutions like PipelineFX Qube! Or AWS Thnkbox Deadline.

NVIDIA RTX Enabled Rendering Software

Turing technology real-time ray-tracing offers a new level of realism, while NVLink Bridge doubles effective GPU memory (up to 96 GBs) for unprecedented performance.


NVIDA EGX Platform Value

If you choose a rack-mounted system, consider NVIDA EGX Platform. This solution brings you a validated, proven solution for systems equipped with NVIDIA RTX 6000 or 8000 GPUs.

NVIDIA EGX Platform supports GPU rendering by combining NVIDIA software, such as NVIDIA OptiX and CUDA-X AI with third-party RTX-enabled software to render final frames and produce photo-realistic images faster than ever before.

Minimum Configurations: Multitasking or GPU Rendering Only

If you select a rack-mounted system, you are most-likely using it exclusively for GPU rendering. Even if you buy a desk side system, you may intend for GPU 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.