This contains a preset Blend file with everything setup to achieve up to 36x faster renders in Blender Cycles.
Please note that the Light Paths -> Max Bounces need to be tweaked to fit your scene. Also; World Settings -> settings needs to be changed to use 'Manual' sampling when using an HDRI. Choose a lower resolution for faster renders. When rendering animations with animated (non static) objects, please disable Persistent Data in the performance tab. For more info and things you might want to enable/disable, please watch the video at;
Enjoy the faster renders - Kaizen
1 preset Blender scene