In most cases the maximum project size that can be processed on a machine is limited by the amount of RAM available. Therefore, it is important to select a platform allowing to install the amount of RAM required for the projects to be processed. See Memory Requirements article for information on typical RAM consumption at common processing steps.


Complex geometry reconstruction algorithms of the photogrammetric software require a significant amount of computational resources for optimal data processing. Hence, a high speed multi core CPU (6+ cores, 3 GHz+) is recommended.


Agisoft Metashape supports GPU acceleration for most resource-intensive processing steps, thanks to this it is possible to speed up the processing using high-end OpenCL or CUDA compatible graphics cards with high number of unified shaders (CUDA cores or shader processor units).

Basic Configuration

up to 32 GB RAM (Laptop or Desktop)

CPU: 4 - 12 core Intel, AMD or Apple M1/M2 processor, 2.0+ GHz

RAM: 16 - 32 GB

GPU: NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 1024+ unified shaders
(For example: GeForce RTX 2060 or Radeon RX 5600M)

Advanced Configuration

up to 128 GB RAM (Desktop or Workstation)

CPU: 6 - 32 core Intel or AMD processor, 3.0+ GHz
(For example: Intel i7 / i9 or AMD Ryzen 7 / Ryzen 9 / Threadripper)

RAM: 32 - 128 GB

GPU: 1 - 2 NVIDIA or AMD GPUs with 1920+ unified shaders
(For example: GeForce RTX 3080 or Radeon RX 6800 XT)

Extreme Configuration

128+ GB RAM (Server)

For processing of extremely large data sets a dual-socket Intel Xeon or AMD EPYC based servers (3.0+ GHz) with Quadro, Tesla, Radeon Pro or Instinct GPUs can be used.

! To compare various systems see Anandtech benchmarks, Puget Systems benchmarks for multi-core CPUs and high-end GPU setups and related discussions in the corresponding thread of Agisoft Forum.