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Redshift – Powerful 3D Rendering Software Requires the Right Workstation PC 

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What is Maxon Redshift? 

Redshift is a powerful and efficient rendering engine developed by Maxon, a leading software company in the 3D graphics and animation industry. Previously, we discussed Redshift briefly in a blog we wrote recently about  what is 3D rendering software. With its advanced features and flexible rendering capabilities, Redshift has become a popular choice among artists and designers worldwide. While being more noteworthy, we decided to write a dedicated blog to discuss it further in-depth.  

What is Maxon Redshift used for? 

At its core, Redshift is a GPU-accelerated renderer that uses a high-performance, biased approach to rendering. This means that Redshift takes advantage of the processing power of the GPU to render images quickly and efficiently, while also making some assumptions about the scene to reduce the number of calculations required. Supporting more than a single GPU, you can create a single high-end workstation with multiple GPUs or connect multiple workstations together to create a “render farm”. The flexibility of the software allows you to invest in a solution that is right for you and your budget.  

What are Redshift’s System Requirements? 

Redshift requires a computer minimally to have 8GB of RAM, a GPU with 8GB of VRAM, and a CPU containing SSE4.2 support for the software to run. It is recommended to start with at least 16GB of RAM and an Intel i7 or comparable CPU with a 3.0GHz clock speed. Redshift also benefits from multiple graphics cards and is one of the few programs left that can utilize PCs featuring multiple graphics cards.  

What is the best PC build for a workstation?  

You need a powerful and reliable workstation PC to take full advantage of Redshift’s capabilities. AVADirect Custom Computers stand to the task, and they stand tall. AVADirect is a company that specializes in building custom workstations for various applications, including 3D graphics and animation. Our team of experts has years of experience in building high-performance workstations. Many of our competitors might say they specialize in a specific type of PC build. This marketing fluff makes a cheap attempt to gain your trust and earn your purchase through fancy words. We will have none of that. We are not experts in one specific category, we are expert experts in building PCs. Anyone with the proper knowledge will know how to build the right PC for your intended use; all it takes is some research into the software’s requirements. This is how we build some of the most competitive workstation PCs, and what sets us apart from competitors.  

Redshift Workstation PC inside view

What is the best budget workstation PC? 

This is a bit of a catch-22 question, because a solid workstation PC does not come cheap. However, the beauty of our business is that we don’t limit component options based on the intended use. While we may advise you to consider a certain class of hardware for workstations, the decision is up to you, as such, you could potentially consider our workstation PC builder, Instabuilder. Instabuilder makes building a workstation easy. Answer a few quick questions related to your budget and software needs and our workstation Instabuilder will build you the perfect workstation tower.  

What is the best workstation PC builder?  

Now, I may be biased, here, but I believe that to be AVADirect. 😊 

In all seriousness, we are more than capable of building workstations just as well (if not better) than the competition, but we do it without charging a significant 50-80% premium – You can find out more about why that is in our “AVADirect vs Competitors Blog”.  

workstation PC for Redshift

It is not just about the hardware- how to build a good workstation PC for Redshift 

AVADirect also offers exceptional customer service and support, ensuring that you get the help you need when you need it. Their team of experts is always available to answer questions, provide advice, and ensure you are up and running as quickly as possible. Our Sales staff are readily available for you to pick their brain and use their knowledge to build the best workstation PC for your needs and budget. If you are interested in building a workstation for your use, look at our YouTube video outlining one of our Redshift Workstations.  

You can build your own Redshift Workstation with AVADirect 

If you are looking to build a workstation PC optimized towards Redshift, our workstation PCs would be a great to place start. If you do not want to choose every component in the configuration, then look at our Redshift Workstation PC

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