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DX12 Query GPU usage?

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Hey Guys,

 

I have a very simple profile system in my little dx12 engine which can basically visualize time spent on GPU for each task by using timestamp. This is a good way to tell whether we got GPU bubbles or not, or identify suspicious time consuming passes . But the problem is that we can't tell the GPU usage, for example my 'fancy' postprocess pass my be bandwidth limited, or my compute shader maybe register limited which all could cause very little gpu usage that cannot be clearly reflected by using timestamp. So I really hope to be able to visualize the gpu usage thus I can tell whether the GPU is fully saturated or not, and then could be able to do better optimization. 

 

And I believe being able to visualize gpu usage per task is an very important way to place your async compute shader wisely..

 

So it will be greatly appreciated if someone could enlightening me on that

 

Thanks

 

Peng

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Thanks Hodgman,

Could you recommend some of those external profilers which are capable of showing all those metrics you mentioned before? I've seen for xbox one we have powerful PIX which can do real-time monitor, and offline capture analysis, but it just for xbox one though.... For desktop, I heard about GPUView, RenderDoc, Nsight, but it seems they can't give all those info as we mentioned before, so it will be greatly appreciated if you could name one or two of those profiler I can start with :-)

 

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