I've got a 2018 MacBook Pro 15 inch with the built in Radeon Pro Vega 20 4 GB graphics.

I'd like to speed up rendering in After Effects. Which of these is more effective at doing this and why?

Are there benchmarks anywhere for these kinds of things? thanks

  • Both sites put a comparison to the native renderer on display: RenderGarden is supposedly 3.3 times faster while BG-Renderer MAX is 5.45 times faster. Does that answer your question though? Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 11:17
  • Interested in how it works on a macbook pro without a very powerful separate gfx card
    – tomh
    Commented Sep 25, 2020 at 11:18

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It seems in my experience that render garden is only helpful when you have a network or farm of machines that you can distribute the render to. If you have only a single machine, I'd say BG Render is your best bet. If you have a farm, Render Garden is better. But, either one will speed up your render since both take advantage of multi threading that after effects' render doesn't seem to use/like natively...

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