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RAM

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.

CPU

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.

GPU

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.

Basic Configuration

up to 32 GB RAM

CPU: 4 - 8 core Intel or AMD processor, 2.0+ GHz

RAM: 16 - 32 GB

GPU: NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 700+ CUDA cores / shader processor units
(For example: GeForce GTX 1080 or Radeon RX 5700)

Advanced Configuration

up to 128 GB RAM

CPU: 6 - 24 core Intel or AMD processor, 3.0+ GHz

RAM: 32 - 128 GB

GPU: 1 - 2 NVIDIA or AMD GPUs with 1920+ CUDA cores / shader processor units
(For example: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or Radeon VII)

Extreme Configuration

more than 128 GB RAM

For processing of extremely large data sets a dual socket Intel Xeon Workstation with Quadro/Tesla 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.