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Pix4D Computer hardware community benchmark

Welcome to the Pix4d community benchmark thread for computer hardware. Below is a list of goals that I would like this thread to provide to the Pix4d community.

  1. To provide insight on what hardware you should acquire for your type of processing.

  2. To provide up-to-date benchmarks for complete system builds.

  3. To provide specific projects for the community to download, render and report back the project report with a list of their computer hardware.


// Here is how I see this working.

  1. Download a project file to run on your hardware. (Links Below)

  2. Render the project on your machine. (please render the project with only pix4d running)

  3. Send your notes along with the report that Pix4D produces and your complete hardware list to me at

// Use this for your hardware list

CPU - Model and Speed and if you are overclocking it
CPU Cooler - Model
GPU - Model
RAM Amount - Total GB
RAM Speed - Brand and speed
Hard Drive or SSD or M.2 - Size and Model
Motherboard Model or Computer Model if not custom built
Operating system and version

If you really want to get fancy you could provide a link to a build on

I would like this so our community could see what the current price of a machine might cost. I could also build these if you are not familiar with


I am sure that we will come up with more ideas and information and I will update this post to reflect that as we move forward. 
Please post or email me at with any ideas or questions. 




To Upload a project please zip your project files and include a txt note that describes what kind of project it is. 

example: This is a ag project and is 4000 images of a corn field at 75% overlap taken with a sequoia camera.

Upload your zip file to your favorite file sharing service (Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer,…) and send it to the support team through a support request mentioning that it is for the community hardware benchmark.

The support team will share links below for the different projects:

// Saved for Download files

// Saved for Render reports and Hardware configurations

hi there…


i just upload file to dropbox account above

the site are beach side developing bungalows in bali, located in lembongan island

it contain 35 images taken from P3P resolution 12MP overlaping 80%

my pc:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Adata XPG DDR4 PC2800 32GB (2x16)

Asus Prime B350-A

Intel SSD 256GB 600P PCIe M.2

Zotac GT 1030 2GB DDR5

Windows 10 Pro 64bit

Pix4d version 3.3.29

template 3d maps

all setting leave default


has been done processing through step 1-3 in 12’51" (or 771 secons)


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Pix4D, please add a sticky to this thread.

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I ran the data from ary sanjaya’s with my best computer and got 407 seconds per the Quality Report on Pix4D v3.3.29.

CPU - Intel Core i9-7900X @ 4.3GHz
CPU Cooler - Liquid Cooler by Cooler Master
GPU - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB
RAM Amount - 128GB in (8) 32GB chips
RAM Speed - DDR4 DRAM 3466 (PC4-27700) C16
Hard Drive or SSD or M.2 - Pair of M.2 1TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 in RAID 0
Motherboard Model - LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX
Operating system - Windows 10 Home 

I can probably get another 3% to 5% out of this computer but for me it isn’t worth reducing the stability of the overclock, which is flawless at these levels by staying below 80 degrees C.

I uploaded a set of some cell tower pics that I ran on the default 3D model template that took 4,929 seconds.

I felt a higher pixel count project needed to be tested so this very old data with 42MP images should push the limits of some of your computers.

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@Adam Jordan


what a monster you have… (°0°)/

great… :wink:

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I ran the data for with my computer at it render in 650 seconds.

CPU - Intel Core i7 6700k @ 4.2GHz
CPU Cooler - H100i v2 Liquid Cooler by Corsair
GPU - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti by ASUS Rog 11GB
RAM Amount - 32GB RAM in 2 chips
RAM Speed - DDR4 3200 
Hard Drive or SSD or M.2 - M.2 Samsung 950 Pro 512GB
Motherboard Model - ASUS Z170i Pro Gaming LGA 1151 Mini ITX
Operating system - Windows 10 Pro

I ran the MSP data from Bryan Young’s timber 2 project with my best computer and got a few images not calibrated and various warnings using the default Ag MSP template.  The total time in the Quality Report was 825 seconds.

The RGB data was ran on the Ag template and took 2,858 seconds.

CPU - Intel Core i9-7900X @ 4.3GHz
CPU Cooler - Liquid Cooler by Cooler Master
GPU - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB
RAM Amount - 128GB in (8) 32GB chips
RAM Speed - DDR4 DRAM 3466 (PC4-27700) C16
Hard Drive or SSD or M.2 - Pair of M.2 1TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 in RAID 0
Motherboard Model - LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX
Operating system - Windows 10 Home

i just manage to overclock my cpu Ryzen 7 1700 @3.7GHz and temp still below 80°C with standard air fan when full load.


then I ran lembongan project and got 618"

then i ran again but this time I disabled GPU and got 663"

so the conclution are:

  • with GT1030 i’ve got 6% faster, imagine if there is GTX 1080…
  • by oc my cpu from 3Ghz to 3.7Ghz i’ve got almost 20% faster

by now my cpu run constanly @3.6Ghz and very happy with performance for everyday work…


Another important item to consider is what other programs are installed on your Pix4D machine…both from a speed and a compatibility standpoint.  Here is my info showing the bare minimum:

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I emailed in some Quality Reports and hopefully some others here will do the same and post your times with different hardware.  I think we all want to see AMD comparisons vs. my Intel machine :slight_smile:

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very interesting thread. i tried ary sanjaya’s project and the result is 579 s (default as in Cloud processing + producing 3D pdf). here is my pc spec

PC ASUS ROG G20, P4D ver 3.0.17

CPU - Intel Core i7-7700 @ 3.6GHz
CPU Cooler - i do not know
GPU - GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
RAM Amount - 32 GB in 2 chips
RAM Speed - DDR4 2400 MHz
Hard Drive or SSD : Mix
Motherboard Model - ASUS 
Operating system - Windows 10 Home

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CPU - AMD RYZEN Threadripper 1950X 16-Core / 32 Threads 3.4 GHz (XFR 4.2 gHz which it regularly holds automatically due to good cooling)

CPU Cooler - Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm 


RAM Amount - 4 x 8 GB Kingston Hyper X DDR4

RAM Speed - 2666 mHz Quad Channel

Hard Drive or SSD : SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 1TB NVMe

Motherboard Model - GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Gaming 7

Operating system - Windows 10 Home


I processed your Ag Timber pack, a little over 2 GB, using the defaults for Ag Multi-spectral. Processing time 10m:18s

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Very nice time Sterling.  I just ran it again with V4.0.24 and got 13m:39s.  I look forward to seeing your system run bigger projects.

Brian hasn’t posted Quality Reports so here is a summary of my tests (some V3 and some V4 of Pix4Dmapper):


timber project - 819 seconds

lembongan project - 407 seconds

partial cell tower project - 4,929 seconds

darwing home project - 5,861 seconds

carlson project - 10,390 seconds

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Where do we see the total time processing?

Add up all the section times in the Quality Report.

i think we have a missunderstanding here, the timing given in the project report (although we add them all) doesnt represent the actual time consume from pressing process button to finish all the step

so how i calculate actual timing??

after finishing process, in the project folder you will find project.log file, and if you open it, find

[2017.10.22 09:15:42][10%RAM][  1%CPU][UI]: Processing Start clicked.

… (all the way down to)

[2017.10.22 09:26:35][12%RAM][8%CPU][Processing]: Step3Done

and then you will get the exact time to finish the project from the moment you start clicking process button, until you see report…

hope from now on we use the same time calculation

 (from the sample above we got exactly 10’53" or 653")

Got it!

CPU - Xeon 2696 v3 18 Core/32 Threads at 2.7GHz

CPU Cooler - Corsair H60

GPU - EVGA GTX 1080 Founders Edition 

  • 2560 CUDA Cores

  • 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5X

RAM Amount - 2 x 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3000MHz Dual Channel


Hard Drive or SSD : SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 1TB NVMe

Motherboard Model - ASRock X99E-ITX/AC

Operating system - Windows 10 Pro


Ag Timber pack, using the defaults for Ag Multi-spectral. Processing time 12m:53s