Vitis AI Model Zoo

The Vitis™ AI Model Zoo, incorporated into the Vitis AI repository, includes optimized deep learning models to speed up the deployment of deep learning inference on AMD platforms. These models cover different applications, including but not limited to ADAS/AD, medical, video surveillance, robotics, data center, and so on. You can get started with these free pre-trained models to enjoy the benefits of deep learning acceleration.

Vitis AI Copyleft Model Zoo

Many open-source models are released under reciprocal license terms which are not compatible with Apache 2.0. In order to faciliate the support of such models, and clearly distinguish the source license for each, we have created a separate Model Zoo repository. Users will find the training code for these models (for example, YOLOv7) in the Vitis AI Copyleft Model Zoo. All other models are found in the primary Vitis AI repository.

Model Zoo Details and Performance

All the models in the Model Zoo are deployed on AMD adaptable hardware with Vitis AI and the Vitis AI Library. The performance benchmark data includes end-to-end throughput and latency for each model, targeting various boards with varied DPU configurations.

To make the job of using the Model Zoo a little easier, we have provided a downloadable spreadsheet and an online table that incorporates key data about the Model Zoo models. The spreadsheet and tables include comprehensive information about all models, including links to the original papers and datasets, source framework, input size, computational cost (GOPs), and float and quantized accuracy. You can download the spreadsheet here.

Click here to view the Model Zoo Details & Performance table online.


Please note that if the models are marked as “Non-Commercial Use Only”, users must comply with this AMD license agreement


The model performance benchmarks listed in these tables are verified using Vitis AI v3.5 and Vitis AI Library v3.5. For each platform, specific DPU configurations are used and highlighted in the table’s header. Free download of Vitis AI and Vitis AI Library from Vitis AI Github and Vitis AI Library Github.


Unless otherwise specified, the benchmarks for all models can be assumed to employ the maximum number of channels (i.e., for benchmarking, the images used for test have three color channels if the specified input dimensions are 299*299*3 (HWC)).

Model File Nomenclature

When downloading and using models from the Model Zoo, it will be important to you to understand the nomenclature used for each file.

Model File Nomenclature Decoder

AMD Model Zoo file names assume the format: F_M_(D)_H_W_(P)_C_V, where:

  • F specifies the training framework: tf is TensorFlow 1.x, tf2 is TensorFlow 2.x, pt is PyTorch

  • M specifies the industry/base name of the model

  • D specifies the public dataset used to train the model. This field is not present if the model was trained using private datasets

  • H specifies the height of the input tensor to the first input layer

  • W specifies the width of the input tensor to the first input layer

  • P specifies the pruning ratio (percentage computational complexity reduction from the base model). This field is present only if the model has been pruned

  • C specifies the computational cost of the model for deployment in GOPs (billion quantized operations) per image

  • V specifies the version of Vitis-AI in which the model was deployed

For example, pt_inceptionv3_imagenet_299_299_0.6_4.5G_3.0 is the inception v3 model trained with PyTorch using the ImageNet dataset, the input size for the network is 299*299, 60% pruned, the computational cost per image is 4.5 G FLOPs and the Vitis AI version for that model is 3.0.

Model Download


Each model is associated with a .yaml file encapsulating the download link and MD5 checksum for a tar.gz file. These YAML files are in the Vitis AI repository /model_zoo/model-list. There is a separate tar.gz file for each specific target platform. A simple way to download an individual model is to use the URLs provided in the .yaml file. This can be useful if you want to download and inspect the model outside a Python environment.

The download package includes the pre-compiled, pre-trained model, which you can leverage as a base reference (layer types, activation types, layer ordering) for your implementation or directly deploy that model on an AMD target.

Automated Download Script

The Vitis AI Model Zoo repository provides a Python /model_zoo/ that quickly downloads specific models.


Ensure that the script and the /model_zoo/model-list folder are at the same level in the directory hierarchy when executing this script.

  1. Execute the script:

  2. Input the framework keyword followed by a short-form version of the model name (if known) (example: resnet). Use a space as a separator (example: tf2 vgg16). If you input all, you will get a list of all models.

    The available framework keywords are listed here:

    tf: tensorflow1.x, tf2: tensorflow2.x, pt: pytorch, cf: caffe, dk: darknet, all: list all models

  3. Select the desired target hardware platform for the version of the model you need.

    For example, after running, input tf resnet and you will see a list of models that include the text resnet:

    0:  all
    1:  tf_resnetv1_50_imagenet_224_224_6.97G_3.0
    2:  tf_resnetv1_101_imagenet_224_224_14.4G_3.0
    3:  tf_resnetv1_152_imagenet_224_224_21.83G_3.0

    Proceed by entering one of the numbers from the list. As an example, if you input ‘1’ the script will list all options that match your selection:

    0:  all
    1:  tf_resnetv1_50_imagenet_224_224_6.97G_3.0    GPU
    2:  resnet_v1_50_tf    ZCU102 & ZCU104 & KV260
    3:  resnet_v1_50_tf    VCK190
    4:  resnet_v1_50_tf    vck50006pe-DPUCVDX8H
    5:  resnet_v1_50_tf    vck50008pe-DPUCVDX8H-DWC
    6:  resnet_v1_50_tf    u50lv-DPUCAHX8H

    Proceed by entering one of the numbers from the list. The specified version of the model will be downloaded automatically to the current directory. Entering ‘0’ will download all models matching your search criteria.

Model Directory Structure

Once you have downloaded one or more models, you can extract the model archive into your selected workspace.

Tensorflow Model Directory Structure

TensorFlow models have the following directory structure:

├── code                            # Contains test code that can execute the model on the target and showcase model performance.
├──                       # Documents the environment requirements, data pre-processing requirements, and model information.
│                                     Developers should refer to this to understand how to test the model with scripts.
├── data                            # The dataset target directory that can be used for model verification and training.
│                                     When test or training scripts run successfully, the dataset will be placed in this directory.
├── quantized
│   └── quantize_eval_model.pb      # Quantized model for evaluation.
└── float
    └── frozen.pb                   # The floating-point frozen model is used as the input to the quantizer.
                                      The naming of the protobuf file may differ from the model naming used in the model list.

Pytorch Model Directory Structure

PyTorch models have the following directory structure:

├── code                            # Contains test and training code.
├──                       # Contains the environment requirements, data pre-processing requirements and model information.
│                                     Developers should refer to this to understand how to test and train the model with scripts.
├── data                            # The dataset target directory that is used for model verification and training.
│                                     When test or training scripts run successfully, the dataset will be placed in this directory.
├── qat                             # Contains the QAT (Quantization Aware Training) results.
│                                     For some models, the accuracy of QAT is higher than with Post Training Quantization (PTQ) methods.
│                                     Some models, but not all, provide QAT reference results, and only these models have a QAT folder.
├── quantized
│   ├── _int.pth                    # Quantized model.
│   ├── quant_info.json             # Quantization steps of tensors got. Please keep it for evaluation of quantized model.
│   ├──                     # Converted vai_q_pytorch format model.
│   └── _int.xmodel                 # Deployed model. The name of different models may be different.
│                                     For some models that support QAT you could find better quantization results in 'qat' folder.
└── float
    └── _int.pth                    # Trained float-point model. The pth name of different models may be different.
                                      Path and model name in test scripts could be modified according to actual situation.


  • For more information on Vitis-AI Quantizer executables vai_q_tensorflow and vai_q_pytorch, please see the Vitis AI User Guide.

  • Due to licensing restrictions, some model archives include instructions as to how the user can leverage that model architecture with Vitis AI, but do not include the pretrained model. In these cases, the user must leverage the documentation provided to build and train their own version of the model.

  • For more information about the various AMD DPUs, see the DPU IP Product Guides

Model Retraining

AMD provides the original floating point model and training scripts for each model in the Model Zoo. Review the .yaml file for your target model to locate the download link for the “GPU” model.

Here is an example:

description: 3D Unet networks on KiTS19
input size: 128*128*128
float ops: 1065.44G
task: 3D Segmentation
framework: PyTorch
prune: 'no'
version: 3.0
- name: pt_3D-UNET_kits19_128_128_128_1065.44G_3.0
  type: float & quantized
  board: GPU
  download link:
  checksum: 4532f161244d483d44739a7d6c0f7535