Maxon announces Redshift compatibility with AMD Radeon PRO graphics on Windows

Maxon, the developers of professional software solutions for editors, filmmakers, motion designers and visual effects artists, has announced that artists can now use select AMD Radeon PRO graphics cards to create photorealistic images with its class-leading Redshift rendering engine. production. Redshift now offers high-performance rendering via AMD (HIP), Apple (Metal), and Nvidia (CUDA) technologies, while anyone can work with Redshift materials and rendering thanks to the Redshift processor announced last week.

AMD’s dedicated GPU programming environment, Heterogeneous Interface for Portability (HIP), is designed to program high-performance kernels on GPU hardware. HIP is a C++ runtime API and programming language that allows easy migration from existing CUDA® code. This means that developers can write their GPU applications and, with very minimal modifications, be able to run their code in any environment with comparable performance across all platforms.

Redshift also supports rendering with mixed peripherals such as the RS processor and AMD Radeon™ PRO graphics cards, opening up possibilities for home users or studios with a variety of hardware configurations, whether Nvidia on one machine, AMD on another, or just one processor.

“Our ultimate goal is Redshift Everywhere, in the hands of every artist on every DCC application, with the ability to leverage the full capabilities of their hardware,” said David McGavran, CEO of Maxon. “This development brings us even closer to that achievement and also fulfills one of the most wanted feature requests from the community.”

Redshift on AMD GPU requirements and availability
To run Redshift on the supported AMD Radeon PRO W6800 graphics card, you will need the AMD Software: PRO Edition 22.Q1 driver available on the AMD website later this quarter. Redshift is also validated on the AMD Radeon™ PRO VII graphics card. AMD Software and Redshift support for AMD Radeon PRO graphics cards on Windows is currently in a closed Technology Preview and development is actively underway.

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