PIX on Windows

Performance tuning and debugging for DirectX 12 games on Windows

PIX 2312.08: misc bug fixes and improvements

Today we released PIX version 2312.08, which can be downloaded here. This fixes a lot of issues reported to us since our last major PIX release (version 2310.30, details here). Thank you all for reporting these issues. Please keep sending feedback to us through the usual ways, such as emailing us at askwinpix@microsoft.com or contacting us ...

Saving and Loading PIX Settings

The Settings layout, accessible from the PIX Home tab, provides several controls for configuring various aspects of the PIX user interface and capturing experience.  These settings, along with Timing Capture Timeline configurations, Metrics view configurations, and Metrics View Consolidated Event Patterns can be exported from PIX and saved ...

Defining custom regular expressions for consolidated events in the Timing Capture Metrics view

The consolidated events feature in the Timing Capture Metrics view is used to group, or consolidate, PIX events that follow a common pattern into a single event for purposes of graphing in the Metrics View.  A common use of this feature is to group events such as "Frame 1", "Frame 2", "Frame 3" and so on into a single event.  Prior to the ...
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Timing Capture Statistical Comparison Features

Starting with the 2310.30 version of PIX on Windows, the Timing Capture Metrics view can produce a statistical comparision of the average duration for the points that represent PIX event hierarchies in two selected ranges of time.  Statistical comparisions help determine which portions of the event hierarchies had statistically different ...
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PIX 2310.30: a faster PIX with many raytracing + other improvements

Today we released PIX version 2310.30, which can be downloaded here. We also released WinPixEventRuntime version 2310.30, which can be downloaded here. This release includes many new features and improvements along several key themes: Thank you for all of your feedback and suggestions, and please them coming! The best ways ...

PIX 2306.21-preview: Work Graphs support

Today we released PIX on Windows version 2306.21-preview, which can be downloaded here. This release includes initial debugging and profiling support for an exciting new D3D12 feature announced today: Work Graphs. You can read more about Work Graphs here. You can find information about which GPUs support Work Graphs (and other ...

PIX 2305.10: support for updated RenderPasses + misc other improvements

Today we released a new version of PIX on Windows: version 2305.10. It can be downloaded here: link.  This release includes support for the latest DirectX Agility SDK features, such as the updated RenderPasses and minor Vulkan compatibility features. The release also includes fixes for several bugs that were impacting PIX 2303.30. &...

PIX 2303.30: Misc bug fixes + preview GPU Upload heap support 

Today we released two versions of PIX on Windows: version 2303.30 and version 2303.30.002-preview. Both can be downloaded here: link.  If you’re using today’s new preview D3D12 features (GPU Upload Heaps or Non-normalized Sampling) then we recommend that you use PIX 2303.30.002-preview to debug and profile your application.  For ...