For compute developers working in Eclipse development environment, please see Nsight Eclipse Edition
NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition brings GPU computing into Microsoft Visual Studio (including VS2015 Community Edition). This application development environment for GPUs allows you to build, debug, profile and trace heterogeneous compute, graphics, and virtual reality applications built with CUDA C/C++, OpenCL, DirectCompute, Direct3D, Vulkan API, OpenGL, and the Oculus SDK.
Screenshot shows Scrubber, Range Profiler with Range Info and Pipeline Overview, and Geometry View.
Version 5.2 supports debugging of Oculus SDK applications as well as Vulkan API applications.
Nsight's expanded Direct3D 12 support allows graphics profiling in Visual Studio 2015.
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List of features of Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition
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Teaser and Instructional Videos showing Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition in action
Past Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition Webinars
“We had an aggressive framerate target for our recent milestone and NVIDIA Nsight was instrumental in our success attaining that goalJohn Lafleur, Lead Software Engineer, Blizzard Entertainment
"Thanks for that wonderful tool. It is one of the best graphics tools for PC!"Florent Guinier, Video Game Programmer, Ubisoft
"By the way, the new UI is awesome. I love that I can see the event timeline, GPU timing, as well as parallel draw times all in one view. Don't change it! :)"Ryan Greene, Blizzard Entertainment
"Once you get hooked on Nsight it’s hard to live without it!”Dan Ginsburg, President, Upsample Software, LLC
"NVIDIA Nsight Visual Studio Edition is a terrific tool for both debugging and analyzing the performance of your shaders and graphics code. My favorite feature is the powerful shader debugger and the way it integrates into Visual Studio. It has improved my workflow to the point where I almost don't know how I can write graphics code without it."Greg Hjelstrom, Technical Director, Petroglyph
Please visit Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 5.2 RC2 - New Features for a listing of the new features of the 5.2 release.
Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition Debugger for GPU Computing
Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition Application and System Trace
Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition Graphics Debugger
Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition Graphics Profiler
Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition VR Inspector
Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition Geometry View