NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 4.2 is available for download under the NVIDIA GameWorks Registered Developer Program. This release adds support for the new Tesla K80 and includes several bug fixes.

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Here are a few highlights of the new NVIDIA® Nsigh™ Visual Studio Edition 4.2:

Graphics Debugging and Profiling

  • The Texture viewer can now show GL_MAX_TEXTURE_ANISOTROPYfor both sampler objects and texture objects.
  • Fixed displaying of Thumbnails and attribute values of Texture 2D multi-sample arrays in the resources page.
  • Addressed a problem where the slice view or thumbnail in the Texture View would not be shown correctly.
  • Fixed problems with capture/replay and serialization of D3D9 apps that map buffers during the captured frame but would unmap in the following frame.
  • Multisample texture arrays were shown with no populated levels.
  • Fixed an out of memory issue when viewing different revisions of a buffer in the Resources view.
  • Fixed UI refresh problems when the results of the Frame Timings window return before the UI has completed initialization.
  • Several other bug fixes

Compute Debugging and Profiling

  • Support for Tesla K80 GPUs.
  • Fixed the data that was being reported for the TEX unit utilization when ran on a Kepler GPU.


For a full list of new features, please see 4.2 New Features.

A version of NVIDIA PerfKit is available for download. PerfKit provides access to low-level performance counters to help debug and profile OpenGL and Direct3D applications.