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So we just recently started using pix4d software and we have been experiencing long processing times. The jobs had 500-1000 images and sometimes takes 2 days to process. This is unacceptable as we will soon have jobs that will have 2000+ images. I am building a new computer to hopefully help out with that. I will post my current specs below along with the new build. Let me know what you think and how much of an improvement I should see if any at all. 

   My current build is…


Intel Core i7-7700HQ

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB 

500gb sdd and 1tb hard drive

64gb ram


New build…

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

512GB SAMSUNG 960 PRO PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - Seq R/W: Up to 3500/2100 MB/s

64GB (16GBx4) DDR4/3000MHz Quad Channel Memory

GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X (Pascal)[VR Ready]

8TB (8TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD


Lots of relevant threads on this topic already but I don’t think you will see much improvements beyond 10-15%.  Of course it depends greatly on the settings you use in Pix4D.

Honestly 2 days isn’t a long time but again, it depends on the gigapixel count of the project and Pix4D settings.

Yeah I have seen a few people talk about specs but its hard to sit and read comments when the subject gets changed for a few pages.

I did see one person mention they upgraded to the threadrippper 1950x from a ryzen 7 1800x and saw 40-90% decrease in processing. Figured mine would be more since the gap between the intel I have and the 1950x is bigger than the 1950x and ryzen 7. Thats not even factoring in all the other upgrades. But thanks for the info.

Our main hardware test thread is sticky, check out the real numbers from identical projects. Every project is different and different settings so we have eliminated most of that in that thread.

Maybe you will see a big difference as I didn’t look up your old CPU specs, but by far the biggest 2 variables are the pictures and settings…not hardware.

Is there a standard setting that is the best or does it all depend on the project?

Honestly I don’t like “standard” settings but my work is specialized down at the mm level.  But I have seen 1-2 setting changes that can increase/decrease processing time by a factor of 10.

All things being equal, that new computer will reduce your processing time but my reservation is if the cost is justified as a replacement…rather see it as an additional processing machine.