Austin Kinross

Dev Lead, PIX on Windows

Developer on the PIX on Windows team at Microsoft.

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PIX 2402.07 – misc bug fixes

Today we released PIX version 2402.07, which can be downloaded here. This release fixes two bugs: Stay tuned for our next big PIX update in March...

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 ...

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 2308.30: updated plugins + bug fixes

Today we released PIX on Windows version 2308.30, which can be downloaded from this link. This version of PIX is the same as our last main release, 2305.10, with the following changes...

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 ...

PIX and ID3D12ManualWriteTrackingResource 

Summary If you’re using GPU_UPLOAD heaps and you are experiencing capture-time performance issues when you launch your application via PIX (e.g. your game’s framerate drops) then read on to learn how ID3D12ManualWriteTrackingResource might help you.   Background When taking a GPU Capture, PIX (and other graphics debugging tools...
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PIX 2303.02: You asked, we listened! A bumper PIX release

Today we released PIX on Windows version 2303.02, which can be downloaded here. We have also released a new version of WinPixEventRuntime, which can be downloaded here. This release has many new features and bug fixes in direct response to requests and feedback we've received from PIX users. Thank you for all of your feedback and ...

PIX-2212.22-preview: Experimental raygen shader debugging and DXR resource access detection

Today we released PIX-2212.22-preview, available for download here. If you're working with DirectX Raytracing (DXR) then please consider trying out these new PIX features and letting us know how things go. Your feedback will help us improve the debugging experience in future PIX releases. If you aren't using a feature in the "What's New...