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Latest Version - Nsight Graphics 2023.2

Nsight Graphics 2023.2 is available to download now.

Version 2023.2 release notes.

Nsight Graphics 2022.3 is available to download for the DRIVE platform. 2022.3 introduces support for the VK_KHR_graphics_pipeline_library Vulkan extension as well as performance improvements to the acceleration structure viewer.

Nsight Graphics is bundled as part of DRIVE OS for development and deployment on DRIVE AGX-based autonomous vehicles.

System Requirements

Operating Systems Requirements Windows 10: 21H1, 21H2, 22H2 Windows 11: 21H2, 22H1, 22H2 Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04, 22.04
RHEL 7.6
Centos 7.6
Arch Linux 2021.05.01

Hardware Configurations

Hardware ConfigurationSingle GPU SystemDual GPU SystemTwo systems, each with a GPUMicrosoft Hybrid Equipped Notebook
Supported GeForce GPUsRTX 20-series
RTX 30-series
RTX 40-series
Dell XPS 15
Optimus Equipped Notebook and others
Microsoft Hybrid Equipped Notebook
Supported Quadro GPUsRTX-Series or better
Display driverDriver 535 and newer improves GPU profiling stability. Please use the latest driver for best results. Download here.
See here for a complete list of officially supported hardware.

Supported APIs

  • Direct3D 12
  • Direct3D 11
  • DirectX Raytracing
  • Vulkan 1.2
  • Vulkan Raytracing
  • OpenGL 4.2 - 4.6
  • OpenVR

Release Notes

2023.2 - 2023/05/30

  • GPU Trace can now capture applications via user specified criteria, regardless of whether the application has frame boundaries
  • The Shader Profiler now has a Bottom-Up Calls table, revealing the most expensive source-level functions in your shaders
  • View full release notes

2023.1 - 2023/03/21

  • Support for visualizing opacity micromaps in the Acceleration Structure viewer
  • Vulkan Ray Tracing shaders now display Instruction Execution stats per source-line
  • GPU Trace now has an in-application HUD
  • View full release notes

2022.7 - 2022/11/30

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU (AD106) support
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU (AD107) support
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU (AD107) support
  • Full support for Vulkan Video Extension Decode
  • View full release notes

2022.6 - 2022/11/30

2022.5 - 2022/11/09

2022.4 - 2022/08/10

  • API Inspector redesign and UX improvement
  • OpenGL support for GPU Trace
  • New subchannel switches viewer
  • View full release notes

2022.3 - 2022/05/31

  • Support for VK_KHR_graphics_pipeline_library Vulkan extension
  • Acceleration structure viewer performance improvements
  • View full release notes

2022.2 - 2022/03/22

  • Shader timing heatmap to identify hotspots where ray generation shaders are expensive
  • GPU Trace now shows external processes that could be interfering
  • AABB heatmap visualization mode
  • View full release notes

View full release history here.

Feature List

View the full Nsight Graphics feature list.


Read older version release notes in the Nsight Graphics Revision History.


Nsight Graphics Documentation

Release Notes

Release notes and known issues.

Installation Guide

Guides on how to install NVIDIA Nsight Graphics.

User Guide

The user guide for NVIDIA Nsight Graphics.

Advanced Learning

This section will focus on the primary Nsight Graphics tools key concepts, advanced information and how to's.

Copyright and Licenses

Information on the NVIDIA Software License Agreement as well as third party software and tools used by Nsight Graphics.


Tutorial Sessions

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Fundamentals of Ray Tracing Development using NVIDIA Nsight Graphics and NVIDIA Nsight Systems

Learn how to utilize Nsight Graphics and Nsight Systems to profile and optimize 3D Applications that are using Ray Tracing.


Getting Started with Ray Tracing Graphics Tools

We'll go through what tools are available to allow you to debug, profile, and optimize your modern graphics application.


Leveraging NVIDIA Graphics DevTools for High-performance Ray-tracing Applications

Learn how to leverage a professional grade graphics debugger and profiler to integrate new technologies into modern applications.

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The Next Level of Optimization Advice with Nsight Graphics: GPU Trace

GPU Trace introduces a new analysis tool that captures some of that knowledge by using powerful heuristics and rules.


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NVIDIA Nsight Feature Spotlight: GPU Trace

GPU Trace is a new frame-level profiler for graphics applications within NVIDIA NSight. With GPU Trace on RTX, developers can collect GPU performance data on a single pass.


Video Series

Improve Shader Performance

How to Improve Shader Performance by Resolving LDC Divergence

Learn about how latency caused by LDC Divergence can be identified and resolved with help from Nsight Graphics.

Avoid Stalls and Hitches

Avoiding Stalls and Hitches in DirectX 12

How to identify, fix, and prevent hitches in DirectX 12 by understanding how the “critical path” affects frame time.

Build Acceleration Structure

Building Acceleration Structures Using Async Compute

Learn what async compute is and what it offers for building ray tracing acceleration structures.