Apollo Twin USB Windows System Compatibility

Important Windows Compatibility Notes

  • Certain Windows settings are necessary for optimum Apollo Twin USB performance. See the Required Settings – Windows Setup article for details.
  • Apollo Twin USB is compatible with 64-bit editions of Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. 32-bit editions of Windows, and all older Windows operating systems, are untested. Although these operating systems may work, they are not supported.
  • Only ASIO and WDM driver modes are compatible. Using ASIO drivers is recommended whenever supported by the audio program.


Incompatible Windows Systems

  • Computers that do not have USB 3 natively built in to the motherboard are not compatible with Apollo Twin USB.
  • Using USB 3 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3 adapter cards) are not compatible when used with USB 2 motherboards.
  • Motherboards and PCIe to USB 3 adapter cards that use USB 3 controller chips from the following manufacturers are are not recommended for use with Apollo Twin USB:

Texas Instruments
Etron
Fresco Logic
ASMedia

  • Using Apple's Boot Camp to run Windows on Mac computers with Apollo Twin USB and/or UAD-2 devices is an untested configuration.

 

Tested Windows Systems

  • The following off-the-shelf retail computers have been tested in-house for compatibility with Apollo Twin USB. Although other systems may work (subject to the system requirements), these systems are known to perform properly with Apollo Twin USB and UAD v8.5.2.
  • Computer manufacturers are known to change the specifications and components of their systems without notice, and these changes could affect Apollo Twin USB compatibility. The systems below are compatible with Apollo Twin USB on January 29, 2016 (future compatibility cannot be guaranteed).

 

Make/Model

Windows OS

Processor

Processor Speed

Notes

Sweetwater Creation Station v4 (2015)

8.1

i3-4160

3.40GHz

Superior Performance

ASUS GRYPHON Z97

7

i7-4790K

4.00GHz

Superior Performance

ASUS X99-A LGA 2011-v3

7

i7-5820K

3.30GHz

Superior Performance

Dell XPS 8700

7, 8.1

i7-4790

3.60GHz

Good Performance

Dell XPS 13" Notebook

8.1

i5-5200U

2.20GHz

Good Performance

ASUS Intel Extreme DZ77re-75k

8.1

i5-3450

3.10GHz

Good Performance

 

For information regarding tested PCIe to USB 3 adapter cards, click here

 

 

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