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 - v15.0

This release adds the following features:

  • 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.

Benefits

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 Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 and above.

Requirements

  • Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.2.1 and above.

Version history

  • 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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