1) pre build computer or custom one?
2) which CPU model you’ve?
- how many Ram installed?
- which mainboard you’ve?
- which PSU you’ve? Watt?
3) avoid using Maxwell render Denoiser, rendering the image normally then use something like TOPAZ LAB Denoise for a better result ( and overall fare better control over the final result ).
PERFORMANCE suggestion below
4) even when you flag the rendering performance to Normal, within Maxwell render, you could notice in the task manager he could run on below normal or low priority.
After you started the rendering, change the priority in the task manager to an higher profile.
Just don’t use “real time” since would probably crash the system.
5) remember to upgrade your NVIDIA driver.
Don’t use the game driver but even you don’t have a quadro is highly recommended download the STUDIO driver from NVIDIA website.
For commodity you could use the GEFORCE EXPERIENCE APP.
6) create a CUSTOM Fan curve for your GPU while rendering, setting it to aggressive mode to keep temperature below 70 degree Celsius.
Some gpu cut off frequency and % utilization while above 80/90 degree.
In all my GPU workstations I choose to custom water-cooling them to keep temps around 40/50 degree Celsius under 100% load to keep the maximum performance on the long run.
7) seems stupid, but check your window energy plan. Set to performance.
activate Ultimate Performance Plan in your system.
You’ll need to open the Command Prompt or PowerShell with administrative privileges. For Command Prompt, hit Start, type “cmd” into the search box, right-click the Command Prompt result, and choose “Run As Administrator.” For PowerShell, hit Windows+X and choose the “Windows PowerShell (Admin) option.”
At the prompt, type (or copy and paste) the following command and then hit Enter:
powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61
If you already have the Power Options window open, you might have to close and reopen it before you see the plan appear, but it should be there.
9)Consider that GPU rendering in Maxwell isn’t 100% optimized using some shaders/material like rendering with the CPU.