NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 2019.2 is now available

Version 2019.2 extends support to the latest Turing GPUs and improves Visual Studio 2019 support. The Graphics Debugger adds Range Profiler, Acceleration Structure Viewer, and API Inspector improvements, as well as support for Mesh Shaders in D3D12. The Compute tools support the new CUDA Toolkit 10.1 Update 1, with the Nsight Compute Profiler adding additional support for NVTX and PC Sampling as well as many new control options.

Take a look at what you get with the latest NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 2019.2 release:

Graphics Debugging

    Range Profiler keeps getting better
    • Vulkan support — Inspect GPU performance metrics for whole perfmarker regimes, render passes, and single events
    • DXR BuildRayTracingAccelerationStructure calls can now be profiled
    • New Range Profiler Preview
      • Configure sections to customize the profiling experience
      • Introduce rules to create warnings based on GPU performance counter values within the configurable Range Profiler

    Acceleration Structure Viewer enhanced

    • Configure camera speed and camera orientation
    • Visualize geometry setup flags by utilizing highlight-based filtering
    • AABB and bounding box visualization

    API Inspector improved

    • Event number and performance markers are now visible in the API Inspector for greater event context
    • Trimmed Direct3D 11 and Direct3D 12 strings in the API Inspector to increase information density

    New Direct3D 12 Meshlets NVAPI

  • Added support for Mesh Shaders in D3D12 via NVAPI

Compute Debugging and Analysis

    Nsight Compute Debuggers
    • Supports CUDA Toolkit 10.1 Update 1
    • Works with the latest Turing GPUs
    • Improved support for Visual Studio 2019
    • Warp Info improvements

    Nsight Compute Profiler

      • Supports CUDA Toolkit 10.1 Update 1
      • Works with the latest Turing GPUs
      • Improved performance and bug fixes
      • Kernel launch context and stream are reported as metrics
      • PC sampling configuration options are reported as metrics
      • The default base port for connections to the target changed
      • Section files support multiple, named Body fields
      • NvRules allow users to query metrics using any convertible data type

      Nsight Compute

      • Support for filtering kernel launches using their NVTX context
      • Support for new options to select the connection port range
      • The Profile activity supports configuring PC sampling parameters
      • Sections on the Details page support selecting individual bodies
      • Added support for the following additional profiling options:
        • Clock Control
        • Metrics
        • Enable NVTX Support
        • Disable Profiling Start/Stop
        • Enable Profiling From Start

      Nsight Compute CLI

      • Support for stepping to kernel launches from specific NVTX contexts
      • Support for new --port and --max-connections options
      • Support for new --sampling-* options to configure PC sampling parameters
      • Section file errors are reported with --list-sections
      • A warning is shown if some section files could not be loaded

For a complete overview of all Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition features and access to resources, please visit https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-nsight-visual-studio-edition.

See all the new features of the Nsight Visual Studio Edition 2019.2 at https://developer.nvidia.com/nsight-visual-studio-edition-2019_2-new-features

To download this version, visit https://developer.nvidia.com/nsight-visual-studio-edition-downloads. Note, you must be a member of the NVIDIA Developer Program and signed into your account