Recommended Hardware for Pix4D (i9)

These hardware specifications can be out of date. If you wish to inquire about a design for a specific workload, please feel free to contact us.


Overview of Recommended Hardware for Pix4D (i9)

This i9 Photogrammetry Workstation is built around the i9-13900K with an RTX 4080 Super 16GB video card.

This combination provides a very powerful overall solution for photogrammetry in Metashape, Meshroom, Trimble Business Center, Pix4D, Reality Capture, Colmap, ContextCapture, and ReCap Pro. If you need more than 16GB of VRAM, we recommend the RTX 4090 24GB, RTX 5000 32GB, or RTX 6000 ADA 48GB.

Due to the design of the CPU, quality of the memory controller, and the ability to gain a significant performance boost from overclocking with closed-loop liquid cooling, we recommend the Intel Xeon platform for LIDAR processing when you need more than 192GB of RAM for your laser scanning workstation build. Modern Xeon W can be heavily overclocked, often being able to set the single-core turbo to all-core turbo (regardless of core count). This does greatly increase the power draw and heat output, but the Xeon-spec 360mm liquid cooler is more than capable of handling it.

768GB of RAM is the highest we can go on Xeon, without resorting to EXTREMELY expensive 128GB or 256GB DIMMs.

We do have an enterprise-class motherboard with 16 DIMM slots, but we do NOT recommend this board for workloads needing high CPU clock speeds, ONLY memory-heavy processing workloads that do not need a CPU with a high turbo clock. Please note that this enterprise-class board does NOT offer any audio connectivity or WiFi.

i9 Photogrammetry Workstation Limitations

This platform is currently limited to 32 threads, 1 GPU, and 192GB of memory. Please let us know if you need a more robust platform.

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Recommended Hardware for Pix4D

i9 Photogrammetry Workstation

This workstation is designed for use in applications such as Pix4D. This system uses an i9-13900K, 128GB DDR5 RAM, 3TB NVME, and an RTX 4080 Super 16GB video card.


Design of Recommended Hardware for Pix4D (i9)

Processor: Intel i9-13900K

  • High single-core and multi-core performance in several applications
  • Relatively cheap for the performance

CPU Cooler: Phanteks Glacier One 360D30

  • Capable cooling that is recommended to hit full CPU performance
  • Built to run quiet even under full load

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX

  • High build quality and excellent power delivery
  • Support for 1 GPU
  • Support for multiple M2 NVME drives, up to 192GB of memory
  • Simple visual design

Memory: Kingston Fury Renegade 4x32GB DDR5-6000

  • 4x32GB DDR5-6000 for maximum bandwidth

Storage: Kingston Fury Renegade 1TB (OS+Programs) + Kingston Fury Renegade 2TB (Main)

  • High capacity
  • Superior speed
  • Superior reliability

Video Card: PNY GeForce RTX 4080 Super 16GB VERTO OC

  • High VRAM
  • Single-GPU cooling performance
  • Long-term stability

Case: Be Quiet Shadow Base 800

  • High build quality
  • Incredible amount of cooling potential

Fans: 6x Phanteks PH-F120T30

  • High build quality
  • Sufficient airflow for stable operation under full load
  • Low noise

Power Supply: Be Quiet Straight Power 12 1200W

  • Solid build quality, capacity, and efficiency

About Top Flight Computers

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