NVIDIA® Nsight™ Graphics 2020.5 is now available.
NVIDIA Nsight Graphics 2020.5 is now available for download! Version 2020.5 includes the following enhancements and improvements:
- The new Ampere GPU will work seamlessly with GPU Trace with the new Ampere throughput metrics, as well as new advanced metric sets. These metrics set were updated to gain the most out of the new metrics exposed by the new architecture. GA10x enables tracing even more hardware metrics in a single pass, giving more insight into hardware limiters than on previous architectures.
- The Nsight Graphics Range Profiler allows for in depth profiling of applications via a live capture/replay capability. The live capture/replay enables the collection of a large number of metrics in a controlled, multi-pass experiment that ensures that the same graphics and compute workloads are submitted for each pass. The Range Profiler can display new, Ampere specific metrics to unlock your understanding of the Ampere architecture.
- To learn more about the Ampere microarchitecture, [go here] (https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/data-center/nvidia-ampere-gpu-architecture/) or read the GA102 whitepaper [here](https://www.nvidia.com/content/dam/en-zz/Solutions/geforce/ampere/pdf/NVIDIA-ampere-GA102-GPU-Architecture-Whitepaper-V1.pdf)
- The Shader Profiler has been extended to support Vulkan shaders in the same way that was previously possible for D3D12 HLSL shaders.
- Applications that embed debug information into their SPIRV shaders can map profiled samples to their shader source code.
- Added the ability to use configuration variables in the connection dialog to support project-relative, application-relative, or working-directory-relative application launches.
- Extended the buffer display to expand to a maximum of 100 rows for your Vulkan applications.
NOTE: If you’re using an Ampere GPU and the Khronos provisional VK_KHR_ray_tracing extension, you’ll need the updated NVIDIA Vulkan beta driver that will soon be released here: Vulkan Driver Support.