NVIDIA Nsight Aftermath SDK

NVIDIA® Nsight™ Aftermath SDK is a simple library you integrate into your DirectX 12 game’s crash reporter to generate GPU "mini-dumps" when a TDR or exception occurs.

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NVIDIA® Nsight™ Aftermath SDK is freely offered through the NVIDIA Registered Developer Program

GPU Mini-Dumps with Nsight Aftermath

With Nsight Aftermath, developers can generate a “mini-dump” file from a live running graphics application that contains detailed information about the GPU pipeline. This information can be used to pinpoint not only where in the user code the faulting workload was launched, but vital data about the pipeline to understand why the exception was triggered. These “mini-dump” files provide debugging information for the immediate problem, and an artifact for tracking problem trends and patterns.

Application Integration

    Nsight Aftermath can be integrated into user applications to allow for this important debugging information to be collected and processed by already established workflows and infrastructure (e.g. crash reporters)

GPU Mini-Dump Viewer

    The “mini-dump” files generated by Nsight Aftermath can be loaded into Nsight Graphics for a rich visualization of the data.


Operating System GPU Architecture GPU Driver Graphics APIs Nsight Graphics Viewer
Requirements Windows 10 17763 (RS5) or Windows 10 18362 (19H1) Turing based GPUs R435 or newer DirectX 12, DirectX Raytracing Nsight Graphics 2019.3 or newer


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    Nsight Aftermath SDK Documenation

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    GitHub repository with Nsight Aftermath SDK samples and an example GPU mini-dump file

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