SST Systems, Inc. 1798 Technology Drive, Suite 236 San Jose, CA 95110 USA. Phone: +1 (408) 452-8111 Fax: +1 (408) 452-8388 Email: Contact Us Business Hours: Monday. Even in the modern days Engineering, Architectural and Design majors are taught manual drafting techniques alongside digital software at most colleges. No Yearly Subscriptions: Unlike the CAD systems, there are no software update costs or operator training. With the CAD systems, you would need yearly subscriptions for the CAD software. LATICRETE® provides Technical Design Manuals to assist the design professional in assessing and specifying the correct installation system for a variety of different installations and applications. Download the PDF version, view it online or download the manual to your Kindle.

he list below contains a selection of documents you may find useful to help with your programming needs. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, be sure to check the AMD official documentation page, which has a comprehensive list of manuals and references. The list below is a sample of documents pulled from that listing for your convenience. Please be sure to browse the AMD official documentation page if you don’t find what you need below.

AMD Family 19h documentation

AMD Family 17h documentation

AMD Family 15h documentation

AMD Family 16h documentation

Technical
  • Software Optimization Guide for AMD Family 16h Processors
    • Downloads a zip file, which includes a spreadsheet of instruction latencies

Other Processor Families

AMD64 Architecture

Chipset

Compiler Quick Reference Guides

Design Software Technical Manuals
  • Compiler Options Quick Ref Guide for AMD EPYC 7xx2 Series Processors — PDF, 04/2020

Other Developer Guides

  • Architecture Guidelines Update – AMD64 Technology Indirect Branch Control Extension PDF- 02/08/2018
  • Software Techniques For Managing Speculation on AMD Processors PDF – 01/24/2018
  • Secure Encrypted Virtualization Key Management PDF
  • AMD I/O Virtualization Technology (IOMMU) Specification PDF
  • Mantle API Programming Guide
    • This 450-page programming guide and API reference provides developers with a detailed look at the capabilities and architecture of the Mantle graphics API.
    • Link takes you to the Mantle page on amd.com, look in the downloads section
  • Hadoop Tuning Guide PDF – 11/06/2012
  • AMD Opteron™ 6200 Series processors “Linux Tuning Guide” PDF -04/23/2012

Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) Documents

  • AMD GCN3 Instruction Set Architecture (2016) PDF
  • R6xx Family Instruction Set Architecture – Instruction set architecture (ISA) native to the R600 processor. It defines the instructions and formats as they are accessible to programmers and compilers. PDF
  • AMD_Southern_Islands_Instruction_Set_Architecture PDF
  • AMD_Sea_Islands_Instruction_Set_Architecture PDF
  • Evergreen Family Instruction Set Architecture v1.0d PDF
  • HD 6900 Series Instruction Set Architecture PDF
  • R600 Instruction Set Architecture PDF
  • R700 Instruction Set Architecture PDF
  • AMD Vega Shader Instruction Set Architecture PDF – This document describes the environment, organization and program state of AMD GCN “VEGA” Generation devices. It details the instruction set and the microcode formats native to this family of processors that are accessible to programmers and compilers.
  • AMD Vega 7nm Shader Instruction Set Architecture PDF – This document describes the environment, organization and program state of AMD GCN “Vega” 7nm Generation devices. It details the instruction set and the microcode formats native to this family of processors that are accessible to programmers and compilers.
  • AMD RDNA Shader Instruction Set Architecture PDF – This document describes the environment, organization and program state of AMD “RDNA” Generation devices. It details the instruction set and the microcode formats native to this family of processors that are accessible to programmers and compilers.
  • AMD RDNA2 Shader Instruction Set Architecture PDF (Nov. 2020) – This document describes the current environment, organization and program state of AMD “RDNA2” Generation devices. It details the instruction set and the microcode formats native to this family of processors that are accessible to programmers and compilers. The document specifies the instructions (include the format of each type of instruction) and the relevant program state (including how the program state interacts with the instructions).
  • AMD Instinct MI100/CDNA1 Shader Instruction Set Architecture PDF (Dec. 2020) – This document describes the current environment, organization, and program state of AMD CDNA “Instinct MI100”devices. It details the instruction set and the microcode formats native to this family of processors that are accessible to programmers and compilers.
    The document specifies the instructions (includes the format of each type of instruction) and the relevant program state (including how the program state interacts with the instructions). Some instruction fields are mutually dependent; not all possible settings for all fields are legal. This document specifies the valid combinations.

Open GPU Documentation

Design Software Technical Manuals

This section contains register level documentation on AMD graphics processors for chip initialization, displays, and overlays. Documents for mobile chips are a superset of the desktop chip documentation; they contain all the desktop chip information as well as any relevant mobile additions. For development questions please contact: [email protected]

  • AMD Vendor Specific HDA Verbs PDF
  • Sea Islands Family 3D/Compute Register Reference Guide PDF
  • Southern Islands/Sea Islands Family 3D/Compute Programming Guide PDF
  • Southern Islands Family 3D/Compute Register Reference Guide PDF
  • Evergreen/Northern Islands Family 3D/Compute Programming Guide PDF
  • Evergreen Family 3D/Compute Register Reference Guide PDF
  • Northern Islands Family 3D/Compute Register Reference Guide PDF
  • R5xx Family 3D Programming Guide – The R5xx family provides the fastest and most advanced 2D, 3D, and multimedia graphics performance for desktop PCs in the performance mainstream markets. PDF

Design Software Technical Manuals Manual


​Five major advantages of manual drafting:
1. Work Done is Original: In the past, drafters sat at drawing boards and used pencils, pens, compasses, protractors, triangles, and other drafting devices to prepare a drawing by hand. When doing manual drafting, most of the drafting work is done by technical people like the architect / engineer / diploma holders making their work to be genuine. The ability to bring creative style and expression to drawings is higher in manual drafting.
2. Low Cost of Drawing Equipment: In manual drafting all you need is a drafting table or a drawing board, pencil/eraser, a straightedge, a t-square, triangles, French curves, a mini-drafter, and a compass. A drawing board, mini-drafter and pencils/eraser are much cheaper than a CAD package.
3. No high-tech and Cutting Edge Technology Required:Like in the CAD system, you do not need state of the art technology, systems engineer(s), IT engineer and expensive air conditions and AC technicians to maintain a pencil and paper. Whereas you have to have systems engineers, IT Engineers and AC technicians to keep the CAD system running. No Training Required: Apart from the training that we get when we study, there is no need for
4. The designers to be taught the CAD package being used. The Architects and Engineers would draw their sketches and later developed by assistants who are diploma holders or architectural and engineering draftsmen in their respective trades. Even in the modern days Engineering, Architectural and Design majors are taught manual drafting techniques alongside digital
software at most colleges.
5. No Yearly Subscriptions:Unlike the CAD systems, there are no software update costs or operator training. With the CAD systems, you would need yearly subscriptions for the CAD software, operating systems and other supporting software applications. Sometimes with yearly updates, the CAD operators would need additional training on the updated CAD
software.
​Five major advantages of CAD drafting:

1:Better Quality Designs: The CAD software provides great tools for design professions that will help in carrying out design and analysis of a proposed design. These tools also help in producing designs with high accuracy like in Shop Drawings and the scope for errors is much lower when compared to hand drawing. The higher accuracy will lead to better designs and these better designs helps in manufacturing faster. Manual design not only takes more time but the errors caused will delay the process in overall.
2. Easy Saving and Sharing: All the designs and drawings created with the help of CAD can be easily saved and preserved for future use and reference. These saved drawings can also be edited and printed whenever required. Some components from the drawing can also be standardized for future uses. unlike the manual drafting, the CAD drawings require less space and can be stored in hard drive, USB pen drive or cloud and can be shared easily.
3. Modify and Reproduce Faster: Creating a digital blueprint with CAD has several advantages when compared to creating a traditional blueprint. Modifying the CAD geometry is easy with all the tools available. Correcting any errors is much quicker when compared to using a pencil and paper. Earlier the draftsmen used to take days to complete a drawing by manual drafting, and reproducing the drawing meant recreating the drawing from the scratch. But, in case of the CAD drafting, you can reproduce the drawing in no time and make as many copies as you want.
4. Ability to Create 3D CAD Models:CAD has the capability to transform an idea into a visible sketch in a matter of few minutes. With a rough draft, one can create something with the CAD software. Creating 3D CAD models manually is a very difficult and tiresome job. 3D CAD packages have many more powerful features for creating the 3D models easily. CAD models are logically connected, or in other words you cannot create a CAD model which is not possible practically. Building Information Modeling is the latest in CAD technology that helps in management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a building.
5. Template and Database Creation:You can create any number of CAD templates with basic details that can be used and reused any number of times. These templates can save time by providing basic information. The CAD files can be used to create a database as well. Once created, the CAD templates and CAD database can be accessed through a wide area network. The drawings created by manual drafting can only be stored locally.
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