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Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition Overview

NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 2021.3 is freely offered through the NVIDIA Registered Developer Program and as part of the CUDA Toolkit

Updates in 2021.3.1:

  • Support for CUDA Toolkit 11.5 Update 1 was added.
CUDA Debugger
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Updates in 2021.3.0:

  • Supports CUDA Toolkit 11.5
  • Supports Microsoft Windows 11
CUDA Debugger
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • NVIDIA Crypto Mining Processors (CMP) are not supported. Debugging sessions will gracefully exit.
Resolved Issues
  • global array members of [0] are broken
  • Hovering over dynamic shared memory arrays can result in a hang

Nsight Stand Alone Tools can now be integrated into Visual Studio

NVIDIA Nsight Integration (highlighted) under the Nsight menu

NVIDIA Nsight Developer Tools Integration for Visual Studio

In Nsight VSE 2021.3, the integrated Graphics Frame Debuggers, Profilers, and Analysis Trace Timeline features have been removed, but don't worry, you haven't lost this functionality.
NVIDIA Nsight Integration is a Visual Studio extension that allows you to access the power of the following NVIDIA Nsight standalone tools from within Visual Studio.

When any of these tools are installed along with NVIDIA Nsight Integration, these tools will appear under the NVIDIA 'Nsight' menu in the Visual Studio menu bar.