The Radeon™ GPU Profiler

The Radeon GPU Profiler is a performance tool that can be used by developers to optimize DirectX®12, Vulkan®, OpenCL™ and HIP applications for AMD RDNA™ hardware. It is part of a suite of tools comprised of the following software:

  • Radeon Developer Mode Driver – This is shipped as part of the AMD public Adrenalin driver and supports the developer mode features required for profiling.

  • Radeon Developer Service (RDS) – A system tray application that unlocks the Developer Mode Driver features and supports communications with high level tools. A headless version is also available called RadeonDeveloperServiceCLI.

  • Radeon Developer Panel (RDP) – A GUI application that allows the developer to configure driver settings and generate profiler data from DirectX12, Vulkan, OpenCL and HIP applications.

  • Radeon GPU Profiler (RGP) – A GUI tool used to visualize and analyze the profile data.

    This document describes how to generate a profile using the Radeon Developer Panel and how the Radeon GPU Profiler can be used to examine the output profiles. The Radeon GPU Profiler is currently designed to work with compute applications and frame based graphics applications. It is specifically designed to address the issues that developers are dealing with in the move from traditional graphics APIs to explicit APIs. It also provides the visualization of RDNA hardware-specific information allowing the developer to tune an application to the full potential of the architecture. The tool provides unique visualizations of queue synchronization using fences and semaphores, asynchronous compute, and barrier timings. Currently, it supports the explicit graphics APIs (DirectX12 and Vulkan), compute APIs (OpenCL and HIP) and will NOT work with older graphics APIs such as DirectX11 or OpenGL.

Graphics APIs, RDNA hardware, and operating systems

Supported APIs

  • DirectX12

  • Vulkan

Supported RDNA hardware

  • AMD Radeon RX 7000 series

  • AMD Radeon RX 6000 series

  • AMD Radeon RX 5000 series

  • AMD Ryzen™ Processors with Radeon Graphics

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows® 10

  • Windows® 11

  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Vulkan only)

Compute APIs, RDNA hardware, and operating systems

Supported APIs

  • OpenCL

  • HIP

Supported RDNA hardware

  • AMD Radeon RX 7000 series

  • AMD Radeon RX 6000 series

  • AMD Radeon RX 5000 series

  • AMD Ryzen Processors with Radeon Graphics

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10

  • Windows 11

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