Tag: amd

AMD PowerXpress/Enduro switchable graphics DXGI issue

Yesterday I wrote about the NVIDIA Optimus problem with DXGI where Output Protection Manager API reported Intel certificate for NVIDIA DXGI adapter. AMD hybrid graphics known as “PowerXpress” (and most recently as “Enduro”) exhibits the same behavior: Adapters AMD Radeon HD 8850M Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8850M Vendor Identifier: 0x1002 […]…

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MediaFoundationDxgiCapabilities: with AMF SDK H.264 encoder related data

Yet another post on AMD AMF SDK and hopefully a helpful tool reference. I updated one of the capability discovery applications (MediaFoundationDxgiCapabilities) so that it includes a printout of AMFVideoEncoderVCE_AVC related properties similarly as they are printed for Nvidia video adapters. Information includes: runtime version (and its availability in first place!) maximal resolution, profile and…

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AMD’s three ways to spell “enhancement”

From AMD AMF SDK documentation, AMF_Video_Encode_API.pdf: The typos are not a big deal for development, even though the symbol with the typo is a shortcut to a string with the same typo: #define AMF_VIDEO_ENCODER_NUM_TEMPORAL_ENHANCMENT_LAYERS L”NumOfTemporalEnhancmentLayers” The SDK offers a good frontend to AMD VCE hardware encoders, however there are a few unfortunate problems: documentation is…

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