The NVIDIA Developer Tools team is proud to announce the release of NVIDIA ® Nsight™ Development Platform, Visual Studio Edition 2.2, an application development platform for heterogeneous systems (formerly known as NVIDIA Parallel Nsight™). This new release brings support for single GPU Debugging for CUDA developers on systems equipped with any GPU that supports hardware GPU debugging. For graphics developers, Nsight now supports DirectX 9 in the Frame Debugger, Frame Profiler, Analysis and Nsight HUD.

Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 2.2 adds a number of new features to enhance debugging and profiling capabilities and is available under the NVIDIA Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition Developer Program (signup and login required).

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This release requires NVIDIA Display Driver Release 301.27 or newer, available at Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition Registered Developer Downloads (signup and login required).

Here are a few highlights of the new Nsight 2.2 features:

  • Local CUDA debugging on a single GPU system.
  • Support DirectX 9 for Frame Debugging, Frame Profiling and Analysis.
  • Support for new Kepler Architecture.
  • Support for CUDA Toolkit 4.2.
  • SASS and PTX CUDA Debugging for optimized kernel and kernels without symbols.
  • Improved Frame Profiler with performance improvements and additional experiments.
  • Improved Frame Debugger Visual Studio frame scrubbing performance.


We encourage all users to send feedback and report bugs within the Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition Registered Developer Program to help improve the quality of the software for future releases.