NVIDIA FrameView GPU Analysis Utility Monitors Performance Efficiency, Calls Out Frame Stutters

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NVIDIA has always incorporated a cornucopia of performance metrics into its GeForce Experience software allowing users to monitor GPU clock speeds, boost performance and capture game footage (among other things). Now, the company is introducing a new utility into its software suite called FrameView.

FrameView is being announced alongside NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super -- you can read the HotHardware review here. The utility gives you a wealth of information in the form of an overlay on your display, although it specifically zeroes in on measuring performance and power utilization of your current graphics hardware. 

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As you are playing or benchmarking a game, FrameView will display statistics such as average and percentile-based FPS readouts (both single- and multi-GPU configurations are supported). You'll also find real-time measurements for power consumption as well with FrameView. NVIDIA gives you the option to measure "GPU-only" power or total board power, which includes the GPU and onboard memory.

FrameView can be overlaid in one of four quadrants on your display, and as you can see, you can choose from 90th, 95th and 99th percentile FPS along with rendered and displayed FPS. There is the potential for information overload, but these readouts are beneficial both to reviewers and to enthusiasts who are trying to determine capture accurate readouts on performance-per-watt of their graphics cards.

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Interestingly, FrameView is not limited to NVIDIA’s GeForce/Quadro cards. In single-GPU configurations, FrameView can take advantage of DirectX, OpenGL and Vulkan APIs to also support Intel and AMD GPUs. NVIDIA and AMD cards are also supported in multi-GPU configurations. Both G-SYNC and FreeSync are supported, while the only operating system compatible with the utility is Windows 10.

When it comes to measuring power, only NVIDIA graphics cards support both GPU and total board power. FrameView only appears to be able to accurately measure GPU power on AMD graphics cards.

The public beta release of FrameView will be available for download on July 9th, which just so happens to be the day that the first round of GeForce RTX Super cards go on sale.