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.
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.
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)
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)
For processing of extremely large data sets a dual socket Intel Xeon Workstation with Quadro/Tesla GPUs can be used.