AMD Display Library (ADL) SDK

Access display driver functionality

The AMD Display Library (ADL) SDK is designed to access low-level display driver functionality for AMD Radeon™ and AMD FirePro™ graphics cards. 

Developers should also consider using AMD GPU Services (AGS) SDK, as it provides an easier to use interface to some ADL functionality, along with extra developer-focused features.

Download the latest version - v16.0

This release adds the following features:

  • Added samples:
    • SideBySide: Added sample to illustrate how to use Side by Side from ADL.


The ADL SDK supports the Radeon family of GPUs including integrated, discrete and FirePro products. It also supports Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, and Windows® 10 in both 32- and 64-bit versions.

The SDK can be used from both unmanaged (C/C++) and managed (C#) applications. Documents and samples are provided in the download package.

Note: Requires Adrenalin 2021 Edition 21.5.3 and above.


  • Radeon™ Adrenalin 2021 Edition 21.5.3 and above.

Version history

  • The SDK has been renewed with improved layout and documentation.
  • ADL APIs are further restructured based on specific functionality.
  • New APIs: More than 100 ADL APIs are exposed in the public section.
  • Web-based documentation is now available.
  • New samples:
    • AMDDisplayTool: This user interface sample demonstrates configuring different display-specific features. The list includes specific features for:
      • Virtual Super Resolution.
      • FreeSync.
      • GPU scaling.
      • Color depth.
      • Pixel format.
      • Color (brightness, hue, saturation, and contrast).

      This sample also provides a way to configure global Chill toggle functionality. The UI interface is localized based on the default UI language if it is in the supported language list.

    • PXRunningApps: This sample demonstrates how to list currently running applications on PowerXpress/Hybrid Graphics platform.
  • Bug fixes.
  • Introduced APIs to Get and Set the power management features (Chill, Delag, Boost, and Image Sharpening).
  • Introduced Overdrive 8 APIs.
  • Introduced API to Get Vendor ID in Hex format.
  • Introduced API to Get Autotuning results.
  • Introduced API to Get Hybrid A+I status.
  • Introduced API to Get PX configuration.
  • Introduced new samples.
  • Bug fixes.
  • Introduced APIs to Get/Set for WattMan 3.0
  • Upgraded WattMan sample to support WattMan 3.0
  • Introduced sample for accessing ADL in Windows Services
  • Bug fixes

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