PIX 2205.24: Unlocking Arm and Qualcomm development

Today we released PIX-2205.24, which can be downloaded here. This release contains Arm64 support for PIX and a Qualcomm plugin, bringing first-class support to graphics devs who want their apps to run as well as possible on Arm-based Windows hardware. PIX now runs natively on Arm64 With Arm-based Windows devices becoming more popular, we’...

Timing Capture Metrics View improvements in PIX 2203.30

The 2203.30 version of PIX on Windows contains two new features in the Timing Capture Metrics View.  We added both of these features based on your feedback.  The first new feature is the ability to graph a PIX CPU events execution time and stalled time, in addition to its duration.  The second feature is an enhancement to the consolidated ...
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PIX 2203.30: Export to C++, UI changes and more!

Today we released PIX version 2203.30, which can be downloaded here. This release has a lot of new features, including: Export to C++ This release adds the ability to export a GPU Capture file into a series of C++ files that perform the captured D3D12 work. Potential use cases for ...

PIX-2203.07: Support for DirectStorage

Today we released PIX-2203.07, which adds support for today’s DirectStorage announcement. For more on how to get started with DirectStorage, check out our DirectStorage Landing Page.  PIX and DirectStorage New features need new tooling support! It’s been a consistent goal for the PIX team to ensure that developers get tooling support...
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PIX 2201.24: New Timing Capture Features

Today we released PIX version 2201.24, which can be downloaded here.   New Features Graphing of consolidated PIX events in the Timing Capture metrics view It is common practice to name the PIX events that represent a frame of CPU work (or any other repeated set of work) with a sequential number pattern such as "Frame 123", Frame 124...

Graphing Consolidated Events in the Timing Capture Metrics View

The 2201.24 release of PIX on Windows includes a feature that treats a set of events that follow a common naming pattern as the same event in the Timing Capture Metrics view.  You'll find this feature useful if you follow the common practice of naming the PIX events that represent a frame of CPU work (or any other repeated set of work) with a...
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Critical path analysis in Timing Captures

The 2201.24 version of PIX on Windows includes a new feature that uses the CPU context switch data collected during a Timing Capture to compute the critical path for a selected PIX event. The critical path is the series of events and thread dependencies that, if shortened, would reduce the overall duration of the selected event. As an ...
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Improving PIX, thanks to your feedback!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer the PIX on Windows survey we sent out! It’s been awesome for us to see the sheer number of responses that came in from people all over the industry who care about our product – it’s because of you that we’re constantly striving to create a premium debugging and profiling experience on ...
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PIX 2108.18: New programmatic capture APIs and much more

Today we released PIX on Windows version 2108.18, which can be downloaded here. We have also released a new version of WinPixEventRuntime, available here. This release has a lot of new features, including: This release also includes a new Visual C++ Redistributable that may request a reboot during ...