Sound processor

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A sound processor ( SPU , English Sound Processing Unit ) is a processor specialized in sound processing and generation . Sound cards play a role in the history of home computers , for example in the Commodore C64 and Amiga ; An exception is the Nintendo 64 , which did not have its own sound processor and had all sounds processed by the main processor.

With the development of personal computers (PCs), sound cards increasingly performed the same tasks . Today, sound cards are often an integral part of the motherboard of modern computers.

See also: signal processor , sound chip