Maxwell 5

10 Mar 2020

A new Desktop Machine

I recently bought a new desktop machine for my private rendering tests and made it dual-boot (Window 10 and Ubuntu). In the past I used a MacBook Pro, but now I will do all my performance tests on the new desktop machine, either using Linux (if the renderer is available on this platform), or Windows (for those renderers not being available for Linux, or if I run into driver problems).

The desktop machine has 28 Intel CPUs.

$ lscpu
Architecture:        x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):      32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:          Little Endian
CPU(s):              28
On-line CPU(s) list: 0-27
Thread(s) per core:  2
Core(s) per socket:  14
Socket(s):           1
NUMA node(s):        1
Vendor ID:           GenuineIntel
CPU family:          6
Model:               85
Model name:          Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9940X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Stepping:            4
CPU MHz:             1200.252
CPU max MHz:         4500,0000
CPU min MHz:         1200,0000
BogoMIPS:            6600.00
Virtualization:      VT-x
L1d cache:           32K
L1i cache:           32K
L2 cache:            1024K
L3 cache:            19712K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):   0-27
Flags:               fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid dca sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch cpuid_fault epb cat_l3 cdp_l3 invpcid_single pti ssbd mba ibrs ibpb stibp tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm cqm mpx rdt_a avx512f avx512dq rdseed adx smap clflushopt clwb intel_pt avx512cd avx512bw avx512vl xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 xsaves cqm_llc cqm_occup_llc cqm_mbm_total cqm_mbm_local dtherm ida arat pln pts hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_pkg_req md_clear flush_l1d

Scenes Shipping with Maxwell 5

For now I will only post images from scenes shipping with Maxwell 5. Below the image you will find a line which shows the render time on Windows 10 (using only the CPUs).

Beauty Care scene shipping with Maxwell 5.

[10/March/2020 15:57:44] Benchmark of 1620.617. Time: 2m53s. SL of 13.25

Bottles on a
Window scene shipping with Maxwell 5.

[10/March/2020 16:25:49] Benchmark of 1120.392. Time: 6m25s. SL of 16.00

Guggenheim
Museum Bilbao scene shipping with Maxwell 5.

[11/March/2020 09:17:08] Benchmark of 1819.142. Time: 54s. SL of 10.00

Moet Chandon scene shipping with Maxwell 5.

[11/March/2020 09:32:41] Benchmark of 1109.605. Time: 3m41s. SL of 14.00

Refreshing Drink
Can scene shipping with Maxwell 5.

[11/March/2020 09:50:57] Benchmark of 3345.509. Time: 1m06s. SL of 12.00

Simball scene shipping with Maxwell 5.

[11/March/2020 10:01:03] Benchmark of 2404.379. Time: 1m00s. SL of 14.00

GPUs

In the future I will also post some rendering times using the two GeForce RTX 2080 Ti NVIDIA cards, which are available for testing. Under Linux you can get some information from the command line about your graphics cards (like this as root):

# nvidia-smi
Wed Mar 11 12:53:09 2020       
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 440.26       Driver Version: 440.26       CUDA Version: 10.2     |
|-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
|   0  GeForce RTX 208...  Off  | 00000000:17:00.0 Off |                  N/A |
| 29%   29C    P8    21W / 250W |      1MiB / 11019MiB |      0%      Default |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
|   1  GeForce RTX 208...  Off  | 00000000:65:00.0  On |                  N/A |
| 29%   30C    P8    22W / 250W |    119MiB / 11016MiB |      6%      Default |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes:                                                       GPU Memory |
|  GPU       PID   Type   Process name                             Usage      |
|=============================================================================|
|    1      1793      G   /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg                            18MiB |
|    1      2093      G   /usr/bin/gnome-shell                          21MiB |
|    1      3708      G   /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg                            77MiB |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Or as a normal (not root) user:

$ lspci | grep -i --color 'vga\|3d\|2d'
17:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1e04 (rev a1)
65:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1e04 (rev a1)

With the domain information (see man lspci) you can print additional details about your hardware (GPUs):

$ lspci -v -s 17:00.0
17:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1e04 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd. Device 2503
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 140, NUMA node 0
    Memory at b4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
    I/O ports at 7000 [size=128]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at b5000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia
$ lspci -v -s 65:00.0
65:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1e04 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd. Device 2503
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 139, NUMA node 0
    Memory at d7000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
    I/O ports at b000 [size=128]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia