High performance tools and SDKs from AMD to make CPU programming easier

Tools & SDKs

CodeXL — CodeXL’s CPU profiling capabilities improve the performance of games and media-oriented applications, transaction processing, and high performance scientific/engineering computation on AMD and Intel processors.

Tools for DMTF DASH — These tools are related to client manageability adhering to DMTF’s DASH standards. These tools help IT administrators perform tasks independent of the power state of the machine or the state of the operating system and require client systems with DASH capable NIC (Network Interface Card).

SimNow™ Simulator — SimNow™ Simulator is an AMD64 technology-compatible x86 platform simulator for AMD’s family of processors. It is designed to provide an accurate model of a computer system from the program, OS, and programmer’s point of view. SimNow requires AMD Athlon™ 64 or Opteron™.

AMD Open64 SDK — is a set of tools, libraries, documentation and headers that developers can use to create high performing applications that run on Linux® operating systems.

x86 Open64 Compiler System – is a high performance, production quality code generation tool designed for high performance parallel computing workloads.


ACL — The AMD Compute Libraries are a set of open source solutions, providing developers with open source libraries targeted to those who want to  accelerate computations on GPUs, APUs and CPUs using SPARSE, FFT, BLAS and RNG functionalities.


GPUOpen Libraries – Visit GPUOpen for more open source libraries designed to enable developers who want to accelerate computations and create ground-breaking GPU computing applications. Long live open source!



GPUOpen — An AMD initiative designed to enable developers to create ground-breaking PC games, computer generated imagery and GPU computing applications for great performance and lifelike experiences using no cost and open development tools and software.

Legacy CPU Tools, SDKs & Libraries — These tools and libraries have reached end of life and are no longer supported but are available here without warranty if you need them.

AMD CPU Development Tools