Developer Tools

Nsight Productivity Utilities
NVIDIA Nsight Visual Studio Edition

NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition is an application development environment for heterogeneous platforms which brings GPU computing into Microsoft Visual Studio. NVIDIA Nsight VSE allows you to build, debug, profile, and trace heterogeneous compute, graphics, virtual reality, and UWP applications built with CUDA C/C++, OpenCL, DirectCompute, Direct3D (9, 11, 12), OpenGL, Vulkan, Oculus SDK, and OpenVR.

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NVIDIA Nsight Graphics

NVIDIA® Nsight Graphics™ is a standalone application for the debugging, profiling, and analysis of graphics applications. It allows you to optimize the performance of your Direct3D 11, Direct3D 12, DirectX Raytracing, OpenGL, Vulkan, and NVIDIA VKRay based applications.

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NVIDIA Nsight Systems

NVIDIA® Nsight Systems™ is a system-wide performance analysis tool designed to visualize an application’s algorithms, identify the largest optimization opportunities, and tune to scale efficiently across any quantity or size of CPUs and GPUs; from large servers to our smallest SoC.

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NVIDIA Nsight Compute

NVIDIA® Nsight Compute™ is an interactive kernel profiler for CUDA applications. It provides detailed performance metrics and API debugging via a user interface and command line tool. Nsight Compute also provides customizable and data-driven user interface and metric collection that can be extended with analysis scripts for post-processing results.

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Other Productivity Utilities
Linux Graphics Debugger

Linux Graphics Debugger enables graphics development, debugging, and optimization for OpenGL 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5 applications.

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NVIDIA System Profiler

NVIDIA System Profiler is a multi-core CPU sampling profiler that provides an interactive view of captured profiling data, helping improve overall application performance.

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Android and Tegra Productivity Tools
NVIDIA CodeWorks for Android

NVIDIA CodeWorks for Android installs all software tools required to develop for Android.

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Nsight Tegra, Visual Studio Edition

NVIDIA Nsight Tegra, Visual Studio Edition is a full Android development environment that is integrated into Visual Studio.

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Tegra Graphics Debugger

NVIDIA Tegra Graphics Debugger enables graphics development, debugging, and optimization on Tegra devices for OpenGL ES applications.

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PerfHUD ES provides in-depth analysis of OpenGL ES applications on Tegra based devices.

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ARM DS-5 can be used to analyze the performance of your application.

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NVIDIA PerfKit is a software library that provides access to OpenGL driver and GPU hardware performance counters.

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Android Manifest Validation Tool

The Android Manifest Validator is a tool to help developers verify that APK files maintain conformance to a configurable set of rules.

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