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Metashape Pro 1.7.2: CPU Performance Roundup

Written on December 6, 2021 by William George

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?


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NVIDIA Lite Hash Rate GPU Performance

Written on October 26, 2021 by William George

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.


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Agisoft Metashape 1.7.2: 11th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Written on March 30, 2021 by William George

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.


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Agisoft Metashape 1.7.0 vs 1.6.5 Performance - Featuring Radeon RX 6900 XT

Written on January 8, 2021 by William George

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.


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.5 - GeForce RTX 30 Series vs Radeon RX 6000 Series

Written on January 6, 2021 by William George

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.


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Best Workstation PC for Metashape (Winter 2020)

Written on December 15, 2020 by William George

A short article covering the best computer system configurations for photogrammetry in Metashape at the end of 2020.


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.5 SMT Performance Analysis on AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Written on December 15, 2020 by William George

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?


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.5 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Multi-GPU Performance

Written on December 11, 2020 by William George

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.


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.5 - AMD Radeon RX 6800 (XT) Performance

Written on December 2, 2020 by William George

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?


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.5: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Performance

Written on November 5, 2020 by William George

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?


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.4 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 3080 & 3090 Performance

Written on October 29, 2020 by William George

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series has had a rolling release over the last several weeks, and now the RTX 3070 has joined the party. How does it stack up against its bigger siblings and the previous generation of GeForce and Titan cards? Let's take a look at how they all compare in Agisoft Metashape.


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.4 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Performance

Written on September 24, 2020 by William George

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. The RTX 3080 launched last week, and now with the RTX 3090 released today we can compare these models to each other as well as the older 20 Series to find out how large those gains are in photogrammetry applications like Metashape.


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.4 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Performance

Written on September 17, 2020 by William George

The RTX 3000 series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. With the RTX 3080 now launched, we can find out how large those gains are in photogrammetry applications like Metashape.


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Ryzen XT and Core i9 10850K for Photogrammetry: Are They Worth It?

Written on August 14, 2020 by William George

AMD and Intel have both released small revisions to their latest-gen consumer CPU lines, in the form of the Ryzen XT models and Core i9 10850K. On paper these appear to be identical to current products except for very slight adjustments in clock speed, but how do they stack up in real-world photogrammetry applications?


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Best Workstation PC for Metashape (Summer 2020)

Written on July 10, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for photogrammetry in Metashape.


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.2 HT / SMT Performance Analysis

Written on June 30, 2020 by William George

We have observed that some photogrammetry applications seem to perform better with lower core count processors, so we wanted to look at whether Hyperthreading and Simultaneous Multithreading could be negatively impacting performance in these programs - starting with Agisoft Metashape.


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Agisoft Metashape Performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by William George

Intel's new 10th Gen Core processors are out now, with an increased number of cores and very high clock speeds. How do they stack up against AMD's Ryzen chips and other current models for photogrammetry workloads in Agisoft Metashape?


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Metashape 1.6.1: Running Simultaneous Instances

Written on April 29, 2020 by William George

In our past testing of Metashape, we have found that it only effectively uses around 8-16 cores. More than that doesn't help, and so the focus for best performance is on high clock speeds within that range. What if you were running multiple photogrammetry jobs at the same time, though? Would that end up better utilizing a high core count processor?


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Agisoft Metashape CPU Performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by William George

AMD has launched a new top-end CPU, equipped with a whopping 64 cores: the Threadripper 3990X. In this article we will look at how this new chip performs in Agisoft Metashape, compared to a variety of Intel and AMD's other desktop processors.


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What is the Best CPU for Photogrammetry (2019)

Written on December 20, 2019 by William George

Picking the processor, or CPU, is one of the most important decisions when building or buying a workstation - but there are dozens of options to pick from at any given point, with varying specifications and price points, so making the right choice isn't always clear-cut. We've tested all of the latest processors from Intel and AMD across three popular photogrammetry applications to help you know what the best choice is for your next system.


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Agisoft Metashape CPU Performance: Intel Core X-10000 vs AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen

Written on November 25, 2019 by William George

Intel and AMD have both launched new lines of high-end desktop processors, with different approaches to increasing value. AMD's 3rd Gen Threadripper CPUs are based on a newer microarchitecture, bringing better performance for around the same price as previous models. Intel, on the other hand, focused on reducing price while still using the same underlying technology as their last series. We tested both to see which approach gives the best results in Agisoft Metashape.


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Metashape 1.5.5 CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Written on November 14, 2019 by William George

Metashape, formerly known as PhotoScan, is a photogrammetry program that takes a set of images and combines them to create a 3D model or map. Processing of those images into point clouds and 3D meshes/textures is time-consuming, heavily using a computer's CPU and GPU. With the release of AMD's latest Ryzen 9 3950X processor, which combines a high core count with good per-core performance, we wanted to see how it and its sibling 3900X fare in this application compare to the reigning champ: Intel's Core i9 9900K.


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Metashape 1.5.1: NVIDIA GeForce, Titan, and AMD Radeon Performance Comparison

Written on June 11, 2019 by William George

Metashape, formerly known as PhotoScan, is a photogrammetry program that takes a set of images and combines them to create a 3D model or map. Processing of those images into point clouds and 3D meshes/textures is time-consuming, heavily using a computer's CPU and GPU. We have recently updated our benchmark tools to support Metashape, along with new image sets to test, so now we are taking a look at how different NVIDIA and AMD video cards perform in this application.


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Metashape 1.5.1: Intel Core i7 & Core i9 vs AMD Threadripper Performance

Written on May 28, 2019 by William George

Metashape, formerly known as PhotoScan, is a photogrammetry program that takes a set of images and combines them to create a 3D model or map. Processing of those images into point clouds and 3D meshes/textures is time-consuming, heavily using a computer's CPU and GPU. We have updated our benchmark tools, following the recent rebranding of this software, so in our first article focusing on the new Metashape we will take a look at how Intel's Core i7 and i9 processors stack up against AMD's Threadripper chips.


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Windows 10 Security Patch Slowed Intel Core i9 9900K in Pix4D, Metashape, & RealityCapture

Written on May 20, 2019 by William George

Over the last couple of years, several new vulnerabilities have been found in modern microprocessor architectures. Many of these have been related to speculative execution techniques used across most of Intel's product line, and a patch was released for Windows 10 last week which was intended to address some of those weaknesses. Unfortunately, it has also reduced performance in some applications - which this article will demonstrate by comparing processing speed in three photogrammetry programs before and after the update.