At AMD, we are excited about the opportunity for AMD-powered devices with Windows 8 to delight customers with a new, rich visual experience. Check out these Windows Resources.

Windows Dev Center – Desktop App Development

Get your desktop app ready and certified here.

    • Compatibility tools:amd_ASUS
      • The Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows Server 8 Compatibility Cookbook has tips and fixes for common issues you may encounter when getting your app compatible.
      • Check the compatibility status published for your app on the Compatibility Center. Update your app’s compatibility status or add apps by using the Partner Submission Portal.
    • DirectX and XAML interop (Modern UI style apps using C++ and DirectX)
    • Complete code for a Modern UI style DirectX app framework

How to set up your Modern UI DirectX app to display a view





Microsoft - DirectX11DirectX® 11 is the very latest in high-speed, high-fidelity gaming and computing. Featuring technologies like Compute Shaders, Direct2D, Multithreaded Rendering and Tessellation, DirectX 11 can enable not just more visually stunning games, but significant performance improvements in some of your favorite websites and everyday applications. Learn more about AMD and DirectX11.

Microsoft Visual Studio®Microsoft - Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio® is the link between software and hardware as it enables software to leverage platform innovations. AMD and Microsoft closely collaborate during the development phase of our products to ensure that Visual Studio Tools generate optimized code for the latest AMD products.

Microsoft Visual Studio® and AMD CodeAnalyst

Microsoft Visual Studio users can analyze their programs without leaving the Visual Studio environment. The CodeAnalyst Visual Studio plug-in provides all of the profiling features supported by the stand-alone CodeAnalyst for Windows GUI-based tool. CodeAnalyst supports all of the latest AMD processors on both Windows and Linux platforms.

Microsoft Visual Studio® and AMD Performance Libraries

AMD Performance Libraries and Math Libraries work great within Visual Studio, and they give you quick access to multi-threaded functions and sophisticated math routines.

Documentation from MSDN

Get help with parallel programming with Microsoft’s latest tools and libraries. They will help you get the most out of all the cores in your system.

Related Resources

Browse these additional resources to learn more about Visual Studio and jump start your development.

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