Nsight Visual Studio Edition Requirements
|Hardware Configuration||Single GPU System||Dual GPU System||Two systems, each with GPU||
Microsoft Hybrid Equipped
|CUDA Dynamic Parallelism Debugger|
 Ensure the laptop is set up for Microsoft Hybrid mode.
 Many OpenGL extensions are supported.
 Not shown: Note that shader debugging (previously only supported on Kepler GPUs and for D3D11 and Open GL (4.2-4.5)) has been removed as of version 2019.1.
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|Supported Tesla GPUs||
Tesla K-Series, M-Series, P-Series, V-Series, T-Series, and A-Series, or better
Dell XPS 15
|Supported Quadro GPUs||
Quadro K-Series, M-Series, P-Series and RTX-Series, or better
|Supported GeForce GPUs||
GTX 600 series or better, including GTX 10-series, TITAN V and 20-series
See here for a complete list of officially supported hardware
Note: Fermi family GPUs, and older families, are no longer supported with Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 5.2 or better.
 NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 6.0's Nsight Compute profiler only support Pascal and above architectures, excluding GP100.
 NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 6.0's Next-Gen CUDA debugger supports TCC and WDDM mode debugging on Pascal, Volta, and Turing GPU with 411.58 drivers and later. The Legacy debugger supports Pascal (WDDM mode only) and earlier GPUs (TCC and WDDM). Please see the CUDA Debugger compatibility chart on the Supported GPUs page.
 NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 5.3 and later supports GP100 debugging, but not profiling. Please use the CUDA Visual Profiler from the CUDA toolkit for profiling on GP100 based devices.
|Operating System Requirements||
Note: 32-bit operating systems are no longer supported with Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 5.0 or later.
|Visual Studio Requirements||
One or more of
 VS2010 is not supported by Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 5.6 and later.
|Display Driver Requirements||
Please see the display drivers recommended at the time of each of the Nsight Visual Studio Edition releases in the GameWorks Download Center.
|Minimum Hardware Requirements||
NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition supports 5 flexible hardware configurations:
- Single GPU System: For developers working on API level frame debugging, profiling and GPGPU developer debugging with the Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition CUDA Debugger.
- Dual GPU System: The recommended single machine configuration for a GPGPU developer. This configuration supports both the Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition CUDA Debugger and Analyzer.
- Two systems, each with one GPU: The recommended configuration for developers who need the additional power when doing both GPGPU and graphics tasks. Supports GPGPU and debugging and analysis features of Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition.
- Notebook equipped with NVIDIA Optimus technology: This configuration supports both the Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition CUDA Debugger and Analyzer.
- Windows 10 (or later) notebook configured for Microsoft Hybrid mode: This is the recommended single notebook machine configuration for a GPGPU developer. This configuration supports both the Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition CUDA and Debugger and Analyzer.