Each frame is charged individually in render hours.

£2.00/render hour

One render hour is the equivalent of 1 hour of rendering on a NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti graphics card.

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What is a render hour?

A render hour is the equivalent of 1 hour of rendering on a RTX 3080 Ti. Because the renderfarm runs on a wide variety of hardware, we standardize the price across all our nodes to make costs predictable. We use a benchmark to compare the performance of each node and generate a performance multiplier which is used to calculate the render hours used.

This formula is used to calculate the cost of a frame in render hours:

Examples

Example 1

The following is an example where the same frame is rendered on different types of hardware.

CPUs and older GPUs

Render time: 60 minutes

Performance multiplier: x0.5

Cost: 0.5 render hours

RTX 3080 Ti

Render time: 30 minutes

Performance multiplier: x1

Cost: 0.5 render hours

Render time: 15 minutes

Performance multiplier: x2

Cost: 0.5 render hours

Example 2

This example shows 4 identical frames rendered at the same time by 4 GPUs of equal performance.

In the first scenario, 4 RTX 3080 Ti GPUs render the project in parallel, with each frame taking 15 minutes to complete. Each frame costs 0.25 render hours, and the render finishes in 15 minutes, costing a total of 1 render hour.

RTX 3080 Ti GPUs (x1 performance multiplier)

In the second scenario, 4 high performance GPUs with a x2 performance multiplier render the same project, with each frame taking 7.5 minutes to complete. Each frame costs 0.25 render hours, and the render finishes in 7.5 minutes, costing a total of 1 render hour.

High performance GPUs (x2 performance multiplier)