Both AMD Software and Redshift support are currently in a closed technology preview and development is actively ongoing.
Maxon announced Redshift support for AMD Radeon PRO on Windows. The GPU-accelerated renderer now offers high-performance rendering via AMD (HIP), Apple (Metal), and NVIDIA (CUDA) technologies.
The AMD dedicated GPU programming environment HIP is designed for programming high-performance kernels on GPU hardware. It is a C++ runtime API and programming language that allows easy migration from existing CUDA code. So developers can write their GPU applications and run their code in any environment with comparable performance across platforms.
Following the CPU support announcement last week, Redshift now supports rendering with mixed devices like RS CPU and AMD Radeon PRO graphics cards.
"Our ultimate goal is Redshift Everywhere, in the hands of every artist on every DCC application, with the ability to take advantage of all the capabilities of their hardware,” said David McGavran, CEO of Maxon. “This development brings us even closer to that achievement and also satisfies one of the community’s most desired feature requests."
Running Redshift on the supported AMD Radeon PRO W6800 graphics card will require the AMD Software: PRO Edition 22.Q1 driver, which will be available later this quarter. Redshift will also work on the AMD Radeon PRO VII graphics card.
According to Maxon, Redshift AMD Radeon PRO support on Windows is currently in a closed technology preview and development is ongoing.