AMD CodeXL is a comprehensive tool suite that enables developers to harness the benefits of AMD CPUs, GPUs and APUs. It includes powerful GPU debugging, comprehensive GPU and CPU profiling, static OpenCL™, OpenGL® and DirectX® kernel/shader analysis capabilities, and APU/CPU/GPU power profiling, enhancing accessibility for software developers to enter the era of heterogeneous computing. AMD CodeXL is available both as a Visual Studio® extension and a standalone user interface application for Windows® and Linux®.
AMD CodeXL increases developer productivity by helping them identify programming errors and performance issues in their application quickly and easily. Now developers can debug, profile and analyze their applications with a full system-wide view on AMD APU, GPU and CPUs. Scroll down for more information about system requirements, documentation, benefits, key features, and to download CodeXL.
CodeXL 1.9 includes:
- Build and Static Analysis of these types of OpenGL® shaders on Microsoft Windows® and Linux®:
- Tessellation Evaluation
- Faster processing of CPU profile data;
- Support for longer CPU profiling sessions;
- API for controlling CPU Profiling data collection from app code;
- HSAIL Debugger (beta)
- Support for Ubuntu 15.04
- Many user-experience enhancements plus more.
Introduction to CodeXL features in this webinar replay (recorded with CodeXL 1.7):
CodeXL Feature Highlights
AMD CodeXL has a profiling suite that helps software developers to identify, investigate and improve the performance of applications, drivers and system software on AMD CPUs. It helps find time critical hotspots and diagnose performance issues, precisely with CPU sampling and call-graph profiling features. AMD CodeXL CPU profiling is ready to be used to improve the performance of games and media-oriented applications, transaction processing, and high performance scientific/engineering computation.
Static Kernel Analysis
AMD CodeXL includes a static analysis component that enables developers to compile, and analyze the code of their OpenCL™ kernels, DirectX and OpenGL shaders, and view disassembly of the generated IL and ISA, all without running the actual application.
AMD CodeXL offers comprehensive GPU debugging of OpenCL™ & OpenGL API calls and OpenCL™ and HSA kernels. It enables developers to step through the source code to find bugs, optimize performance and reduce memory consumption. The debugger includes real-time OpenCL™ kernel debugging, which allows developers to step into the kernel execution directly from the API calls, debug inside the kernel, view all variable values across different work groups and work items – and all this on a single computer with a single GPU.
AMD CodeXL takes the mystery out of debugging OpenCL™ and OpenGL, allowing developers to peek into compute and graphic memory objects, monitor their contents, and detect memory leaks and code paths that caused it. Users can view and save the API call logs, find the deprecated functions and see the recommended alternative function calls.
AMD CodeXL also provides a GPU profiler that collects and visualizes GPU counter data, application trace, kernel occupancy and hotspots analysis for AMD APU and GPUs. The profiler gathers data from the OpenCL™ and HSA run-time and AMD Radeon™ GPUs during the execution of an OpenCL™ or HSA application. This can be used to discover bottlenecks in an application and find ways to optimize the application’s performance for AMD platforms.
The Power Profiler monitors the power consumption of APU and discrete GPU components in real-time, as well as CPU core and GPU frequencies, and CPU cores thermal trend and P-State. A command line tool and a rich graphic client let you visualize and analyze what are the power-hungry parts of your machine and make your application greener.
- Microsoft® Windows 7® 64-bit or
Microsoft® Windows 8.1® 64-bit or
Microsoft® Windows 10® 64-bit
- Optional: Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010, 2012 or 2013 (applies to Microsoft® Visual Studio® Plugin Only)
- Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7, 64-bit
- Ubuntu® 15.04 or later, 64-bit
- SUSE 11 SP3 or later, 64-bit
- The latest AMD Radeon Software
Features & Benefits in Detail
CodeXL has numerous benefits, including the ability to diagnose performance issues in hot-spots and analyze call chain relationships, as well as features such as real-time OpenCL™ and OpenGL API-level debugging, OpenCL™ timeline visualization and much more. For a detailed look at the CPU Profiling, GPU Debugging, GPU Profiling, Power Profiling and Static Kernel Analysis key features and detailed benefits, visit the CodeXL Benefits in Detail page.
Documentation & Support
- Compressed HTML Help file (CHM) for Windows users.
Note: You may need to right click on the file, go to Properties & click Unblock to see the content.
- HTML archive for any platform
Please visit the CodeXL forum to interact with the CodeXL team, provide feedback, and get support.