PIX on Windows

Performance tuning and debugging for DirectX 12 games on Windows

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 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...

PIX 2210.10-preview: Initial support for Preview Agility SDK v706

Announcing Preview Builds PIX on Windows has always been dedicated to keeping pace with the official releases of the Agility SDK. However, developers working with the Preview versions of the Agility SDK - which contain D3D12 features that are still in progress - are left without a meaningful graphics debugger. This can be especially ...

PIX 2206.20: Servicing release with new AMD plugin

Today we released PIX-2206.20, available for download here. The release is identical to the last PIX release (2205.24), except that it comes with a new version of the AMD plugin that supports additional AMD hardware and the latest AMD drivers...

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’...

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 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...