As a free-to-download app, FrameView
supports all current APIs including DirectX 9, 10, 11 and 12, OpenGL, Vulkan, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP). And from there offers robust tools for people to capture and get a real-time look at frame-rates, power efficiancy, and more.
The tool isn't limited to NVIDIA hardware either, and will capture performance across all brands including AMD graphics cards. On that front NVIDIA notes that when it comes to reporting on power-usage, "AMD’s GPU power consumption API reports a value in-between chip power and board power, rather than the true values". Something that testers and experienced bench-markers have noted for sometime.
Here's a breakdown of some of the key features and measurements.
Rendered Frame rate: FrameView will measure and report timestamps at the beginning of the graphics pipeline. This metric indicates the smoothness of the animation delivered to the GPU.
Displayed Frame rate: FrameView will measure and report timestamps at the end of the graphics pipeline. This metric provides an indicator of what the user actually sees displayed on screen.
90th, 95th and 99th Percentile Frame rates: Reviewers typically use 99th percentile calculations to determine whether a game’s minimum frame rate or frame time is close to its average.
In-game, the power consumption of the GPU chip, in watts, will be shown as CHP.
And beneath, the total power consumption of the chip and board will be displayed as TGP, minus the power consumption of any device connected to a GeForce RTX USB-C output, such as a phone charger.
PPW, meanwhile, represents the perf per watt across the last few seconds
Powerful stuff to be sure, especially with the tool being able to calculate performance per watt. NVIDIA hopes that FrameView will become the go-to app for benchmarking PC in-game graphics performance. In our recent reviews of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
and the RTX 2070 Super
we were able to test out the beta release of FrameView and were impressed with the accurate results in comparison to similar tools. For more info on FrameView and to download the first release - head here