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Breakthrough V-Ray Benchmark speed record set by 4th Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs

The Chaos team has put AMD’s latest CPUs to the test. Discover the record-breaking V-Ray Benchmark results and see how they compare to AMD’s previous generation. 

New AMD CPU renders V-Ray nearly 2x faster than the previous generation.

The first question we get whenever new hardware comes out is, “How fast does it render?” So, to find out how fast the brand-new 4th generation AMD EPYC™ CPUs are, we ran some tests using our free V-Ray 5 Benchmark app on the new HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen11 server. Then we compared those results to our current high score holder, which happens to be the previous (3rd) generation of AMD EPYC CPUs. We’re happy to report that these new chips are incredibly fast. In fact, the new 4th gen AMD EPYC CPUs render nearly twice as fast as the 3rd gen, and they’ve set a new record in our CPU rendering benchmarks.

If you're not familiar with V-Ray Benchmark, here's how it works. The app offers two rendering engines: V-Ray and V-Ray GPU. For this test, we used V-Ray to measure the CPU rendering speed. Rendering speed is scored as vsamples, which are the number of rendering calculations performed in one minute. A higher vsample score indicates a faster rendering time. In our tests, the new AMD EPYC CPUs outperformed the competition in terms of rendering speed, with significantly higher vsample scores across the board.

Here are the results of our benchmark tests on both Linux and Windows.

Results of Linux benchmark
Results of Windows benchmark

Vlado Koylazov, our Co-founder and Head of Innovation had this to say, “V-Ray, our Academy Award and Emmy-winning rendering software, is built for speed and designed for the complex needs of production. We are impressed with the record-breaking performance that we are seeing with V-Ray on the 4th Gen AMD EPYC CPUs. Usually, when testing a new generation of CPU, we might expect a 15%-30% performance boost, but this is almost double the render performance as compared to the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs. So far, I’ve never seen such an improvement in one generation. This leap in performance on the AMD EPYC 9004 series will help our customers to iterate faster, increase the complexity of their imagery, and really push the boundaries of computer graphics.”

To put it simply, the 4th gen AMD EPYC CPUs are incredibly powerful and efficient. They offer an impressive performance boost over the previous generation, and we are looking forward to seeing what these new CPUs can do in the hands of our users. To learn more about the new AMD EPYC CPUs, visit

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About the author

Lon Grohs

Lon Grohs is the Head of Creative & Communications at Chaos. Lon has a long history in the 3D visualization industry, having worked as an artist, creative director, and now editor at He collaborates with artists, studios, and strategic partners to take visualization to the next level.

Originally published: November 10, 2022.
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