NVIDIA Announces Nsight Graphics 2019.5

NVIDIA launched Nsight Graphics 2019.5 with improved performance of the tool and resolved bug fixes to enhance the quality of the developer’s profiling and debugging experience. We’ve also significantly improved compatibility for large-scale user applications.

On the host UI, we have improved Mixed DPI Monitor Scaling to address text and widget scaling issues in mixed-monitor configurations. Improved the resizing capabilities of columns in the Events View.

Nsight Graphics 2019.5 adds new support for 18 Vulkan extensions:

  • VK_EXT_astc_decode_mode
  • VK_EXT_calibrated_timestamps
  • VK_EXT_display_surface_counter
  • VK_EXT_filter_cubic
  • VK_EXT_fragment_density_map
  • VK_EXT_fragment_shader_interlock
  • VK_EXT_headless_surface
  • VK_EXT_host_query_reset
  • VK_EXT_pipeline_creation_feedback
  • VK_EXT_separate_stencil_usage
  • VK_EXT_shader_demote_to_helper_invocation
  • VK_EXT_texel_buffer_alignment
  • VK_EXT_validation_features
  • VK_EXT_ycbcr_image_arrays
  • VK_NV_shader_sm_builtins
  • VK_KHR_uniform_buffer_standard_layout
  • VK_KHR_surface_protected_capabilities
  • VK_KHR_get_display_properties2

Other new features and adjustments include: 

  • Syntax highlighting for DirectX binary asm shaders.  
  • Project Explorer now enables copying of object paths and opening the containing folder for items in the project.   
  • Acceleration Structure viewer responds with the rest of the UI when the current event changes, so you can visualize how resources are modified over time.  
  • Ability to maximize undocked windows.

For full details, see the release notes.

For a full list of supported extensions, see the Supported Vulkan Functions list in the user guide.

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