Intel’s 12th Gen Core desktop processors launched toward the end of 2021, as did Windows 11, making this a great time to do a roundup looking at CPU performance in Agisoft Metashape across a wide range of different processor lines. How does Intel’s new Core i9 12900K stack up against AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Series, Threadripper, and Threadripper Pro chips – as well as Intel’s own 11th Gen Core, Xeon W, and Core X Series?
In an attempt to make their GeForce line of consumer video cards less appealing to crypto miners, NVIDIA has updated many of their GPUs with “lite hash rate” versions. These are supposed to reduce effectiveness for mining of currencies like Etherium by about 50%, without impacting game performance or other applications, but to be sure of that we put a pair of GeForce RTX 3070 cards – one with LHR and one without – to the test.
Intel has released their latest mainstream desktop CPU family, the 11th Gen Intel Core processors. We compare the top three models in this new lineup to the previous 10th Gen Core models and AMD’s competing Ryzen 5000 Series in Agisoft Metashape.
Agisoft recently released a major update to Metashape, version 1.7.0, after we had wrapped up most of our testing for a GPU performance roundup on the older 1.6.5. We’ve now tested a few video cards on the new version to see what has changed.
Now that we finally have performance data for NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT, it is time for a head-to-head roundup of the GeForce RTX 30 Series and Radeon RX 6000 Series video cards in Agisoft Metashape.
A short article covering the best computer system configurations for photogrammetry in Metashape at the end of 2020.
In the past we have found that Metashape can perform better on high core count processors when SMT is turned off, but the top CPUs at that time were Intel’s 8 & 10-core models which didn’t benefit from this trick. Now that AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Series are the fastest chips for Metashape is it worth turning SMT off on these processors, some of which do have high core counts?
Agisoft Metashape has had an interesting history with multi-GPU performance. At different points in time, and with different generations of video cards, we have seen both substantial boosts from having multiple video cards as well as next to none. With the latest AMD CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs, we are testing this aspect of Metashape once more.
AMD recently launched a new generation of their Radeon graphics cards, and we have finally gotten our hands on the first two models – the RX 6800 and 6800 XT – to test in our lab. How do they stack up against NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 Series cards, which are similarly priced, in Agisoft Metashape?
AMD has brought their new Zen 3 microarchitecture to mainstream processors with the Ryzen 5000 Series. These chips range from 6 to 16 cores, and are supposed to bring substantial performance improvements over the previous generation. How much impact will this have on processing times in Agisoft Metashape, and how do these CPUs compare to other AMD and Intel models?