Recommended Hardware for 2-GPU Rendering (i9)

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Overview of Recommended Hardware for 2-GPU Rendering (i9)

This i9 Visual Effects Extreme workstation is built around the i9-13900K with dual liquid-cooled RTX 4090 24GB video cards. This combination provides a very powerful overall solution for multi GPU rendering. This computer will pull quite a bit of power (uses a 1600W power supply), and may need to be on a 20A/120V circuit breaker.

This workstation is designed for use in applications such as 3DS Max, Maya, Blender, Cinema4D, Houdini, ZBrush, Octane Render, VRay, and Keyshot. If your application benefits from a Pro GPU driver, or you need more VRAM, we recommend the RTX 5000 ADA 32GB or RTX 6000 ADA 48GB.

If you need more than 192GB of RAM, we recommend a build based on Threadripper 7000, as it supports ECC memory. 384GB is the highest we can go on Threadripper non-Pro, without resorting to EXTREMELY expensive 128GB or 256GB DIMMs. 768GB is the highest we can normally go on Threadripper Pro, for the same reasons. 2.25TB is the highest we can go on dual-EPYC, for the same reasons.

i9 Visual Effects Extreme Workstation Limitations

This platform is currently limited to 32 threads, 2 GPUs, and 192GB of memory. Please let us know if you need a more robust platform.

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Recommended Hardware for 2-GPU Rendering

i9 Visual Effects Extreme Workstation

This workstation is designed for use in applications such as 3DS Max, Maya, Blender, Cinema4D, Houdini, ZBrush, Octane Render, VRay, and Keyshot. This system uses an i9-13900K, 192GB DDR5 RAM, 6TB NVME, and twin liquid-cooled RTX 4090 24GB video cards.


Design of Recommended Hardware for 2-GPU Rendering (i9)

Processor: Intel i9-13900K

  • High single-core and multi-core performance in several applications
  • Relatively cheap for the performance

CPU Cooler: Phanteks Glacier One 360

  • Powerful enough to handle the CPU under full load
  • Built to run quiet even under full load

Motherboard: Asus Z790 ProArt Creator WIFI

  • High build quality and excellent power delivery
  • Support for 2 dual-slot GPUs
  • Support for multiple M2 NVME drives, up to 192GB of memory
  • Simple visual design

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 4x48GB DDR5-6000

  • 4x48GB DDR5-6000 for maximum capacity

Storage: Kingston Fury Renegade 2TB (OS+Programs) + Kingston Fury Renegade 4TB (Main)

  • High capacity, speed, and reliability

Video Card: 2x MSI GeForce RTX 4090 SUPRIM LIQUID X

  • Rendering performance
  • Multi-GPU cooling design
  • Long-term stability

Case: Phanteks NV9 Black

  • High build quality
  • Incredible amount of cooling potential

Fans: 10x Phanteks F120T30

  • High build quality
  • Sufficient airflow for stable operation under full load

Power Supply: Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 13 1600W

  • Solid build quality, capacity, and efficiency

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