After Effects Benchmarks


#1

Hey guys, I thought it would be useful if we share some After Effects Benchmark results here.

My specs:

  • i7 3820 @ 3,6GHz (= not OC)
  • AsRock X79 Extreme 6
  • 4×8GB Corsair 1600mhz cl10 RAM low profile
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti Windforce 2X OC, 3GB GDDR5
  • 256gb samsung ssd
  • 3×1,5TB Seagate Barracuda Green (for Raid 5)
  • 730w beQuiet! PSU
  • Thermaltake WaterCooler 2.0 Performer
  • Fractal Design Define R4 Case

1. slashcam-Benchmark, can be found here: http://benchmark.slashcam.de/ (german site) Direct link to aep: http://benchmark.slashcam.de/AE_RENDERTEST.aep

71 seconds in CS6

  1. CS6 CUDA Benchmark: http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/2/1019120
    This Benchmark tests mainly the GPU.

9 minutes 28 seconds

3. Total Benchmark by Brian Maffit: http://www.media-motion.tv/aebenchmarks.html

first part: 9 seconds,

second part: 2 minutes 27 seconds.


I’m wondering if I did anything wrong with this test, it shouldn’t take this long for the second part.

#2

I just did the first benchmark. And did it in 88second. (After Effects CS5)

My specs:

  • INTEL Core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz 1155 BOX (Not OC)
  • Asrock B75 Pro3
  • Corsair 2x8Gb Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz CL10 KIT
  • TOSHIBA 1000GB 7200rpm 32MB SATA3
  • GIGABYTE Setto II 142
  • CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2

#3
aron66 said

I just did the first benchmark. And did it in 88second. (After Effects CS5)

My specs:

  • INTEL Core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz 1155 BOX (Not OC)
  • Asrock B75 Pro3
  • Corsair 2x8Gb Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz CL10 KIT
  • TOSHIBA 1000GB 7200rpm 32MB SATA3
  • GIGABYTE Setto II 142
  • CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2

I’ve made the experience that there are significant speed changes between CS5 and CS6. you might also be around 70 seconds using CS6. also, the output drive was important, I could only get the 71 seconds when rendering to an ssd.


#4

I just did the slashcam-Benchmark,

  • 3min 33 sec @2.67Ghz
  • 2min 37sec @ 3.60Ghz
  • My specs:

  • Intel Core i7 720 with Noctua air cooling sistem
  • Asus Rampage II Extreme
  • Corsair 3x2Gb Dominator GT DDR3 1600Mhz CL7
  • MSI R5970 2Gb GDDR5
  • 128GB Crucial M4 SSD
  • Samsung 512Gb 7200rpm
  • WD 2Tb USB
  • 750W Modular PSU
  • Antec 1200 Case
  • Windows 7 running
    AE CS6
    I need to make the last 2 AE update, do you think this could influence the results?


  • #5

    Slashcam: 86 seconds

    Intel i7-920 OC @ 4.0 Ghz

    Noctua Cooling

    MSI Eclipse MB

    6x2Gb Geil DDR3 Triple Channel

    Kingston V120 SSD

    ATI 5870 2Gb DDR5

    Win7 x64, CS5.5


    #6
    Farley_Design said

    Slashcam: 86 seconds

    Intel i7-920 OC @ 4.0 Ghz

    Noctua Cooling

    MSI Eclipse MB

    6x2Gb Geil DDR3 Triple Channel

    Kingston V120 SSD

    ATI 5870 2Gb DDR5

    Win7 x64, CS5.5

    See…

    we have almost the same specs but you get half of the render time!

    Is this tipe of Render very influenced by ram quantity maybe?


    #7

    Not really… This project doesn’t require a lot of memory. It’s the CPU clock that makes the difference :wink:


    #8

    Slashcam - Benchmark

    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 2,66 GHz
    • Gigabyte P43 ES3G
    • 6GB Kingston DDR2 RAM
    • Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450

    Render time: 5 minutes :slight_smile:


    #9

    Slashcam - Benchmark

    Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.4GHz

    Detailed specs here.

    Render time: 67 seconds

    After Effects CS6 Trial


    #10
    DoubleX said

    Slashcam Benchmark

    Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.4GHz

    Detailed specs here.

    Render time: 67 seconds

    After Effects CS6 Trial

    how dare you beating my record! :slight_smile:

    @Stro88:
    I guess you are not using multiprocessing right now? you only have 6gb of ram but 8 cpu threads. you should at least have 2gb per thread to be able to use all threads while rendering.


    #11
    Creattive said

    @Stro88:
    I guess you are not using multiprocessing right now? you only have 6gb of ram but 8 cpu threads. you should at least have 2gb per thread to be able to use all threads while rendering.

    Never thought about this! Thanks a lot for the advice! I will verify!


    #12

    Slashcam – Benchmark

    • Intel i7 2600k @ 3,51 GHz
    • Asus P8P67
    • 8GB 609mhz DDR3 RAM
    • Multiprocessing: On (1Gb Ram per Core)
    • CapsLock: On
    • AE CS6

    Render time: 79 seconds :slight_smile:


    #13
    5p1r17 said
    • CapsLock: On

    Does that make a difference?


    #14

    Of course :slight_smile: It disables rendering preview screen.

    Edit: Just tried without turning it on. Rendering time - 81 second.
    In this case - just 2 seconds, but sometimes it gives a very high boost. I think it depends on how complex your project is…


    #15

    it renders the frame anyway, I don’t think it makes much of a difference if it is displayed or not. but I will try it out sometime.


    #16

    CPU no need anymore to waste time on rendering preview image.
    For example, try to convert inside AE any 1-2 minute video with caps ON and OFF…


    #17

    Slashcam – Benchmark

    • i7 3930k @ 3.2 Ghz
    • Sabertooth x79
    • 4x8 Gb Ram Kingston HyperX 1600
    • Multiprocessing : 3gb Per Core (28,5Gb Ae Memory Usage)
    • GeForce GTX680 2GB
    • SSD
    • Ae Cs6
    • Render Time : 47 Seconds

      “About The Caps Lock : On/Off_You Should Keep It On When Rendering For Faster Render Times, Because This Way Ae Doesnt Have To Realtime Render The Preview And The Final Render Together ,(Hope You Understood What I Said :stuck_out_tongue: Sorry For My English Grammar)”


    #18

    Slashcam – Benchmark

    • i5-3570K @ 3.4GHz

    • 16GB RAM

    • CS5

    • Intel HD Graphics 4000 :open_mouth: (Waiting for GraphicsCard arrival…)

    Caps Lock OFF: 2 min 33 sec

    Caps Lock ON: 2 min 28 sec

    Duh…


    #19


    Slashcam benchmark


    XEON E5 4650 @ 3.2 Ghz

    48 Gb Ram

    SSD

    Ae CS6

    Render Time : 41 Seconds


    #20

    Slashcam:

    77sec

    i7 IvyBridge @ 4GHz

    Dual Channel memory @ 2133Mhz (32Gb)

    SSD

    ATI Eyefinity 5870 2Gb DDR5

    Caps Lock ON