GPU Audio Adds AMD Support, Apple Hardware Support Coming Next

GPU Audio – a DSP platform that lets you use standard GPU processors for high-performance audio production – let us know that they have updated their Early Access FIR Convolver, adding AMD GPU support.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“Designed in conjunction with AMD themselves, GPU Audio have realized this  collaboration through coordinated exchanges of prepared code created specifically for implementation and optimization on their platform.

This technical milestone has been achieved through hours of goal-oriented collaboration, diagnostic testing, and cross platform checks, with the GPU Audio team adapting their code to embrace the variance in AMD graphics cards. Their journey continues with preparations under way to support Apple systems very soon, expedited by another close affiliation with the company themselves.

With support for a range of AMD graphics cards now on offer and an official partnership with NVIDIA supporting all 10 Series and upwards graphic cards – they’re bringing GPU audio processing to millions of people, on tuned hardware which has up until now been unutilised in music production and audio DSP.

Further updates to the early access plugin have been made alongside this, including superior support for sample rates/buffer configurations, OBS compatibility, faster rendering and more. “

GPU Audio is introducing this platform as an ‘Early Access Release’. A Beta Suite of plugins is nearing completion and they say it will be released in the coming weeks.

You can get more information and download Early Access FIR Convolver at the GPU Audio site.

6 thoughts on “GPU Audio Adds AMD Support, Apple Hardware Support Coming Next

  1. This becomes really interesting when they add Apple Silicon support (assuming that major developers jump on board). Since the GPU is largely unused while running audio apps, it’s like getting a free processor upgrade.

    1. Agreed.

      So many musicians are using Macs and everybody’s transitioning over to Apple Silicon Macs, so adding M1/M2 support will be huge.

      Even on the lowest-end M1, it will be unlocking a 2.6 Teraflop processor. It seems like this would tremendously reduce CPU overhead for audio applications.

      Add Apple Silicon support and suddenly this is a mainstream innovation that everybody will want and companies will have to support.

  2. Kind of confused by the website. Is there a list of all supported graphics cards? Do they support pre-silicon Apple stuff, just not silicon yet? If they don’t yet support any Apple machines, are they going to support pre-silicon machines? I have a 2012 15″ Retina MBP that works perfectly. Would love to know if I’ll be able to make use of this tech.

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