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.


Complex geometry reconstruction algorithms require a significant amount of computational resources for optimal data processing. A high speed multi core CPU (3 GHz+) is recommended.


Agisoft Metashape supports GPU acceleration for image matching and dense cloud generation steps, so high-end graphics cards supporting OpenCL or CUDA can accelerate processing.

Basic Configuration

up to 32 GB RAM

CPU: Intel Core i7  4-core CPU, Socket LGA 1150 or 1155 (Kaby Lake, Skylake, Broadwell, Haswell, Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge)

Motherboard: Any LGA 1150 or 1155 model with 4 DDR3 slots and at least 1 PCI Express x16 slot

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 or GeForce GTX 1080 (optional)

Advanced Configuration

up to 128 GB RAM

CPU: Intel Core i7 CPU with Octa-core or hexa-core, Socket LGA 2011-v3 or 2011 (Broadwell-E, Haswell-E, Ivy Bridge-E or Sandy Bridge-E)

Motherboard: Any LGA 2011-v3 or 2011 model with 8 DDR4 or DDR3 slots and at least 1 PCI Express x16 slot

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080 or GeForce TITAN X

Extreme Configuration

up to 64 GB RAM

For processing of extremely large data sets a dual socket Intel Xeon Workstation can be used.