HIP SDK installation for Windows#

Applies to Windows


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The Heterogeneous-computing Interface for Portability (HIP) SDK for Windows brings a subset of the ROCm platform to Windows. It provides APIs and tooling to leverage the computational power of accelerators and GPUs to create high-performance, portable applications using HIP.

HIP SDK changes#

As of ROCm version 6.1.2, the HIP SDK for Windows includes updated versions of the runtime components amdhip64 and amd_comgr. To use the latest capabilities of the HIP SDK, reference the new versions of these DLL binaries.

  • amdhip64_6.dll (formerly amdhip64.dll)

  • amd_comgr_2.dll (formerly amd_comgr.dll)

The latest version of HIP Ray Tracing (RT) (version 2.3.12a8a07) is named hiprt0200364.dll as of ROCm version 6.1.2.


The HIP SDK on Windows for ROCm 6.x is not backwards compatible with previous major versions such as 5.x.

Windows quick start installation guide#

For a quick summary on installing the HIP SDK on Windows, follow the steps listed on this page. Find a more detailed installation guide in Install HIP SDK.

System requirements#

The HIP SDK is supported on Windows 10 and 11. You can install HIP on a system without AMD GPUs to use the build toolchains, but to run HIP applications, you’ll need a compatible GPU. Refer to Windows-supported GPUs for more details.

HIP SDK installation#

  1. Download the installer.

    Download the installer from the HIP SDK download page.

  2. Launch the installer.

    To launch the AMD HIP SDK Installer, click the Setup icon shown in the following image.

    Icon with AMD arrow logo and User Access Control Shield overlay

    The installer requires Administrator Privileges, so you may be greeted with a User Access Control (UAC) pop-up. Click Yes.

    User Access Control pop-up User Access Control pop-up

    The installer executable will temporarily extract installer packages to C:\AMD, which it removes after completing the installation. You’ll see the “Initializing install” window during extraction.

    Window with AMD arrow logo, futuristic background and progress counter

    The installer will then detect your system configuration to determine which installable components are applicable to your system.

    Window with AMD arrow logo, futuristic background and activity indicator
  3. Customize the install.

    When the installer launches, it displays a window that lets you customize the installation. By default, all components are selected for installation.

    Window with AMD arrow logo, futuristic background and activity indicator
    1. HIP SDK installer

      The HIP SDK installation options are listed in the following table.

      HIP components

      Install type

      Additional options

      HIP SDK Core


      Install location

      HIP Libraries

      Full, Partial, None

      Runtime, Development (Libs and headers)

      HIP Runtime Compiler

      Full, Partial, None

      Runtime, Development (headers)

      HIP Ray Tracing

      Full, Partial, None

      Runtime, Development (headers)

      Visual Studio Plugin

      Full, Partial, None

      Visual Studio 2017, 2019, 2022 Plugin


      The select/deselect all options only apply to the installation of HIP SDK components. To install the bundled AMD Display Driver, manually select the install type.


      Should you only wish to install a few select components, deselecting all, then selecting individual components may be more convenient.

    2. AMD display driver

      The HIP SDK installer bundles an AMD Radeon Software PRO 23.30 installer. The supported install options and types are summarized in the following tables:

      Install option


      Install Location

      Location on disk to store driver files.

      Install Type

      The breadth of components to be installed.

      Factory Reset (optional)

      A Factory Reset will remove all prior versions of AMD HIP SDK and drivers. You will not be able to roll back to previously installed drivers.

      Install type


      Full Install

      Provides all AMD Software features and controls for gaming, recording, streaming, and tweaking the performance on your graphics hardware.

      Minimal Install

      Provides only the basic controls for AMD Software features and does not include advanced features such as performance tweaking or recording and capturing content.

      Driver Only

      Provides no user interface for AMD Software features.


      You must perform a system restart for a complete installation of the Display driver.

  4. Install components.

    Please wait for the installation to complete as shown in the following image.

    Window with AMD arrow logo, futuristic background and progress meter
  5. Complete installation.

    Once the installation is complete, the installer window may prompt you for a system restart. Click Restart at the lower right corner, shown in the following image.

    Window with AMD arrow logo, futuristic background and completion notice


    If the installer terminates mid-installation, you can safely remove the temporary directory created under C:\AMD. Installed components don’t depend on this folder unless you explicitly chose this as the install folder.


All components, except the Visual Studio plug-in, should be uninstalled through Control Panel > Add/Remove Program. You can uninstall HIP SDK components through the Windows Settings app. Navigate to “Apps > Installed apps”, click the ellipsis (…) on the far right next to the component you want to uninstall, then click “Uninstall”.

Installed apps section of the settings app showing installed HIP SDK components Installed apps section of the settings app showing installed HIP SDK components