V-Ray Next

V-Ray Next

V-Ray is a commercial plug-in for third-party 3D computer graphics software applications and is used for visualizations and computer graphics in industries such as media, entertainment, film and video game production, industrial design, product design and architecture.

Hardware Recommendations

Processor

Rendering

V-Ray Next is a hybrid CPU and GPU rendering application. It scales very well with both clock speed and core count, and even across multiple physical CPUs in a single workstation. Therefore the more processor cores and higher clockspeed the better.

Graphics

Similar to processors, V-Ray Next scales well across multiple graphics cards, therefore the more cards the better. We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. If you need more VRAM than normal GeForce cards provide, consider the Quadro RTX series.

Storage

We recommend having two solid-state drives which provides the best performance:

  1. Primary Drive: SSD for the operating system and applications
  2. Secondary Drive: SSD for active projects; a dedicated SSD will offer optimal performance

2.5-inch SATA SSD performs at ~500MB/s
M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD performs at ~2500MB/s

For long term storage or backup, infrequently accessed files, we recommend a 4TB to 18TB hard drive. Hard drives also work well for storing export files as the export/rendering process is generally not write intensive.

Memory

In general, 3-6GB of RAM per CPU core is recommended. For example, if you select a single 12-core processor, 32GB will suffice for basic tasks or 64GB for more demanding workloads.


Configuration Recommendations

HP Z6 G4 Workstation

 

  • 16 cores, 2.9 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive

HP Z8 G4 Workstation

 

  • Dual 16 cores, 2.9 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
  • 96GB (12x 8GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX A6000 48GB
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX A6000 48GB

HP Z8 G4 Workstation

 

  • Dual 12 cores, 2.4 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4214R
  • 96GB (12x 8GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 1TB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX A6000 48GB

HP Z4 G4 Workstation

 

  • Intel Core i9-10900X (3.7 GHz base frequency, 10 cores)
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive

HP Z4 G4 Workstation

 

  • Intel Core i7-9800X (3.8 GHz base frequency, 8 cores)
  • 32GB (4x 8GB) of 2666MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive

HP Z440 Workstation

 

  • 6-Core 3.6GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1650 v4 [6-cores / 12-threads]
  • 32GB (4x 8GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060Ti 8GB

Condition

New: Purchased new from a HP authorized distributor. Never used. Ships in original manufacturer packaging.

Refurbished: Pulled from corporate environment in working condition. Tested upon arrival at our location and also after customization. Cosmetically grade A or B. Overall in good condition, but could have light scratches / scuffs. Ships in double-wall brown box with durable packaging material.