Visual Studio Graphics Diagnostics


Visual Studio recommends PIX on Windows for DirectX 12 games. PIX on Windows is a performance tuning and debugging tool that fully supports DirectX 12. Find out more information or download here. Visual Studio Graphics Diagnostics is not supported on ARM64 Visual Studio.

Visual Studio Graphics Diagnostics is a set of tools for recording and then analyzing rendering and performance problems in Direct3D apps. Graphics Diagnostics can be used on apps that are running locally on your Windows PC, in a Windows device emulator, or on a remote PC or device.

For more information, see:


The documentation for Visual Studio Graphics Diagnostics is no longer actively maintained, so the preceding links go to the archived version of the documentation. However, the tools are supported in Visual Studio 2022.

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DirectX Graphics and Gaming Provides articles that discuss DirectX graphics technologies.
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