Relation between driver and SDK releases

Discussion created by dravisher on Oct 26, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 26, 2010 by MicahVillmow
How do they fit together / which does what?

Hello. I'm just curious what the relationship is between the SKD releases and the Catalyst driver releases. How does it fit together?

My understanding is that the SDK releases include the OpenCL compiler (and headers and library), but what does it compile to? Does it compile directly to assembly code for the relevant device, or does it compile to IL, and then the driver further compiles the IL code to assembly?

Are there performance / correctness improvements in the drivers between SDK releases, or does the SDK do everything?

Just curios. If this is already explained somewhere or someone can give a quick overview that would be great :-)