AMD Releases New DX12 Benchmarking Tool

/ 4 years ago

AMD Releases New DX12 Benchmarking Tool

Since the official launch of DirectX 12 last year, PC gamers have found the Microsoft’s API difficult to benchmark, with most relying on game-specific software or the difficult to use PresentMon. Thankfully, AMD has come to the rescue with the release of its new benchmarking tool, Open Capture and Analytics Tool, or OCAT.


OCAT, developed by a third-party on behalf of AMD, is an easy-to-use tool for benchmarking DirectX 11, DirectX 12, and Vulkan, and is vendor-agnostic, so also works on Intel and NVIDIA graphics-based systems, too. The tool, which is effectively a GUI-equipped version of PresentMon, offers on-the-fly frametime and framerate figures which are stored as CSV files for analysis.

Early adopters of OCAT are raving about it, claiming that it easily beats out popular benchmarking tool FRAPS, while being easier to use.

“It’s fantastic,” says Digital Trends’ Matt Smith. “The reports are the easiest to read of any tool we’ve used, and the overlay is the best, too. We think this will be the tool of choice for amateur benchmarkers going forward, as well as for professionals (such as ourselves) who desire a wealth of data.”

The software, currently in open beta, is available to download from GitHub. AMD plans on making OCAT open source at some point in the future, presumably following its public release.

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