GradedBlue Renderfarm
Pricing

Each frame is charged individually in render hours.

£1.50/render hour

Cost Calculator

What is a render hour?

A render hour is the equivalent of 1 hour of rendering on a GTX 1080. 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.

Render hours = (render time in seconds / 3600) * performance multiplier

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

GTX 1080

Render time: 30 minutes

Performance multiplier: x1

Cost: 0.5 render hours

Newer GPUs

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 GTX 1080s 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.

Frame 1

Frame 2

Frame 3

Frame 4

GTX 1080 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.

Frame 1

Frame 2

Frame 3

Frame 4

High performance GPUs (x2 performance multiplier)