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Pix4D Benchmark

Written on May 3, 2019 by William George
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Here at Puget Systems, we have put together a benchmark utility for Pix4D which measures system performance by running two small projects - a 3D Model and a 3D Map - and tracking the time taken to process each step. This benchmark is freely available to download, below, though running it requires an existing installation and valid license of Pix4D. Supported versions include Pix4Dmapper Pro, Pix4Dmapper, and Pix4Denterprise - with partial support for Pix4Dmodel and Pix4Ddiscovery (which do not support 3D Map projects).

Standard Pix4D Benchmark

Download from Google Drive

Short test - 15 to 60 minutes on most systems

Extended Pix4D Benchmark

Download from Google Drive

Longer test - 3 to 12 hours on most systems

Be sure to check out the full list of benchmarks we have available!

How to Use the Pix4D Benchmark

Using this benchmark is quite simple, though you do need to have Pix4D installed and logged in prior to starting.

  1. Download the Pix4D Benchmark file by clicking on the blue button above
  2. Once the download has completed, unzip "Puget Systems Pix4D Benchmark.zip" to a location where you have write permission
  3. After it has fully extracted, open the Puget Systems Pix4D Benchmark folder
  4. Run the Pix4D_Benchmark.exe file
  5. Wait for it to detect the version of Pix4D that is installed
  6. At the intro screen, read the description and then click on Start to begin
  7. Avoid using the mouse or keyboard during the benchmark execution - changing focus at the wrong time will interfere with it
  8. When the benchmark is complete, a summary screen will be displayed with the time (in seconds) for processing each step
  9. That information will also be saved to a results file in the same folder, along with some basic system specs, for future reference

You can compare the results from running this benchmark on your system to those shown in in future Pix4D performance articles we publish. Past articles used different image sets, so for those you can use the older version of our benchmark if you wish.

Please also share your results and system specs in the comments below!

Update Log

5-3-2019: Initial public release
01-09-2020: Minor revision with no expected change in functionality; added extended benchmark for longer test runs
04-08-2020: Version update to support new Pix4D release 4.5.6 - will no longer work with older versions, due to new project files

Tags: Pix4D, Benchmark, Performance, CPU, GPU, photogrammetry

Just a heads-up: the updated version of our benchmarks, posted today, now supports the latest Pix4D release... but will no longer work with older versions. It looks like there has been a solid increase in performance, though, so I wouldn't advise running the older version now anyway :)

Posted on 2020-04-08 20:04:45
Marko Vučemilović-Grgić

Benchmark Started at 14:04 on 05-28-2020
Pix4D Version Installed: Pix4Dmapper 4.5.6
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
RAM: DDR4 Crucial Ballistix 2x16GB
Hard disk: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB

Project: Park Map
Image count: 810
Step 1 - Initial Processing: 2515
Step 2 - Point Cloud and Mesh: 3104
Step 3 - DSM, Orthomosaic and Index: 3576
Total: 9195 seconds

Project: School Model
Image count: 278
Step 1 - Initial Processing: 563
Step 2 - Point Cloud and Mesh: 1035
Total: 1598 seconds
Benchmark Completed at 17:08

Posted on 2020-05-28 15:26:37

Thank you for sharing your results!

Posted on 2020-05-28 16:52:58
Mike

Pix4D Version Installed: Pix4Dmapper 4.5.6
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz
GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
Project: Park Map
Step 1 - Initial Processing: 2975
Step 2 - Point Cloud and Mesh: 7890
Step 3 - DSM, Orthomosaic and Index: 8409
Total: 19274 seconds
Project: School Model
Step 1 - Initial Processing: 662
Step 2 - Point Cloud and Mesh: 2626
Total: 3288 seconds

Pix4D Version Installed: Pix4Dmapper 4.5.6
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz
GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
Project: Rock Model
Step 1 - Initial Processing: 76
Step 2 - Point Cloud and Mesh: 393
Total: 469 seconds
Project: School Map
Step 1 - Initial Processing: 208
Step 2 - Point Cloud and Mesh: 667
Step 3 - DSM, Orthomosaic and Index: 778
Total: 1653 seconds

Time for an upgrade!

Posted on 2020-07-23 22:09:10

You can definitely get a speed-up from a newer system :) Do you have plans for what specs you are going to aim for?

Posted on 2020-07-23 22:44:47