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Original author(s) Advanced Micro Devices
Stable release
3.0 (3.0.130 Linux) / August 25, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-08-25)
Preview release
3.0 Beta / December 9, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-12-09)
Operating system Linux, Microsoft Windows
Type software development kit
License ?
The entropy encode from the VCE ASIC can be utilized with the help of AMD APP SDK.

AMD APP SDK is an software development kit by AMD for "Accelerated Parallel Processing" (APP).[1] AMD APP SDK also targets Heterogeneous System Architecture (not only GPU).[2]

AMD APP SDK is available for Microsoft Windows and Linux, 32-bit and 64-bit.

AMD intends developers to employ AMD APP SDK to utilize Video Coding Engine hybrid mode to create hybrid encoders that pair custom motion estimation, inverse discrete cosine transform and motion compensation with the hardware entropy encoding to achieve faster than real-time encoding.

APP SDK 3.0 supports OpenCL™ 2.0 and Catalyst Omega 15.7 driver.

The AMD APP SDK v3.0 Beta includes samples for OpenCL™ as well as accelerated libraries such as Bolt (an open-source C++ template library) and the OpenCL™ accelerated OpenCV (Open Computer Vision) library.


AMD APP SDK replaced AMD Stream SDK (formerly named ATI Stream SDK). AMD CAL (Compute Abstraction Layer) SDK was replaced by ATI Stream SDK, available for Microsoft Windows and Linux, 32-bit and 64-bit.