Hardware Configuration Single GPU System Dual GPU System Two systems, each with GPU Optimus Equipped
Notebook
CUDA Debugger Yes Yes Yes Yes
CUDA Dynamic Parallism Debugger   Yes Yes  
Direct3D
Graphics Shader Debugger
Yes Yes Yes  
Direct3D
Compute Shader Debugger
Yes Yes Yes  
Direct3D
Graphics Frame Debugger
Yes Yes Yes  
OpenGL 4.2 and lower
Graphics Shader Debugger
    Yes  
OpenGL 4.2
Graphics Shader Debugger
Yes Yes Yes  
OpenGL 4.2
Graphics Frame Debugger
Yes Yes Yes  
Analyzer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supported Tesla GPUs K10, K20, K40 and others
See here for a complete list of officially supported hardware
Dell XPS 15
Optimus Equipped
Notebook and
others
Supported Quadro GPUs K4000, K4200, K5000, K5200, K6000 and others
See here for a complete list of officially supported hardware
Supported GeForce GPUs 400 series or better
See here for a complete list of officially supported hardware
Software Requirements

Windows 7, Windows HPC Server 2008, or Windows 8.1
(32-bit or 64-bit)

.NET framework 4.0

Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition or better,
with Visual Studio Service Pack 1 installed

and/or

Visual Studio 2012 Professional Edition or better

and/or

Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition, Professional Edition or better

Note: Visual Studio 2008 is no longer supported with Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 4.1 or better.

Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • CPU: Intel® Pentium ® Dual-core CPU or equivalent @ 1.6 GHz minimum
  • Memory: Host machine: 2 GB; Target machine: 2 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 240 MB for 32-bit machine; and 330 MB for 64-bit machine.
  • For remote debugging: TCP/IP network to connect host machine to target machine
Recommended Hardware
Requirements
  • CPU: Intel® Pentium ® Dual-core CPU or equivalent @ 2.2 GHz or higher
  • Memory: Host machine: 2 GB; Target machine: 4 GB or more
  • Hard Disk Space: 240+ MB for 32-bit machine; and 330+ MB for 64-bit machine.
  • For remote debugging: TCP/IP network to connect host machine to target machine

NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition supports 4 flexible hardware configurations:

  • Single GPU System: For developers working on API level frame & shader 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 graphics developers who need the additional power of the Direct3D Shader Debugger, or developers doing both GPGPU and graphics tasks. Supports every GPGPU and graphics debugging, profiling and analysis feature of Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition.
  • Notebook equipped with NVIDIA Optimus technology: The recommended single notebook machine configuration for a GPGPU developer. This configuration supports both the Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition CUDA Debugger and Analyzer using NVIDIA Optimus technology.


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