This afternoon AMD has released the Catalyst 9.3 driver for Windows along with ADL, or the AMD Display Library. The AMD Display Library is a cross-platform library that provides a single SDK to access graphics hardware information. In the past AMD has provided a few SDKs for obtaining this information on Windows, but this is the first time we are seeing such support on Linux.
AFAIK it's an API into the proprietary driver. I don't think it does anything on its own.
well it certainly would make sense this way, so it doesnt interfere with the drivers own fancontrol...
would be nice if it was the other way around and the driver would depend on the library for such things