A similarity search in images has become a typical operation in many applications. A presence of noise in images greatly affects the correctness of detection of similar image blocks, resulting in a reduction of efficiency of image processing methods, e.g., non-local denoising. In
this paper, we study noise immunity of various distance measures (similarity metrics). Taking into account a wide variety of information content in real life images and variations of noise type and intensity. We propose a set of test data and obtain preliminary results for several typical
cases of image and noise properties. The recommendations for metrics' and threshold selection are given. Fast implementation of the proposed benchmark is realized using CUDA technology.