What’s New in AMD APP (formerly ATI Stream) SDK v2.3
AMD recently released version 2.3 of the AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (formerly ATI Stream) SDK with the following new features:
- Improved OpenCL™ runtime performance:
- Improved kernel launch times
- Improved PCIe transfer times
- Enabled DRMDMA for the ATI Radeon 5000 Series and AMD Radeon 6800 GPUs that are specified in the Supported Devices
- Increased size of staging buffers
- Enhanced Binary Image Format (BIF)
- Support for UVD video hardware component through OpenCL (Windows® 7)
- Support for AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 and HD 6800 Series graphics
- Support for AMD E-Series, C-Series, and G-Series platforms
- Support for OpenCL math libraries: FFT and BLAS-3
Included are previews of the following features:
- Preview Feature: An optimization pragma for unrolling loops.
- Preview Feature: Support for CPU/x86 image. This enables the support for Image formats, as described in the Khronos specification for OpenCL, to be run on the x86 CPU. It is enabled by the following environment variable in your application: CPU_IMAGE_SUPPORT.
In conjunction, the AMD APP (formerly ATI Stream) Profiler v2.1 and AMD APP (formerly Stream) KernelAnalyzer (SKA) v1.7 were released with a number of enhancements to help make programming with the SDK even easier.
Download the SDK today and let us know what you think.
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