AMD releases Radeon GPU Detective, a tool for developers to analyze GPU crashes

Published: Aug 18th 2023, 07:22 GMT   Comments

Radeon GPU Detective out for its first mission

Even the best graphics cards may encounter crashes. To address this, AMD has introduced a new tool called Radeon GPU Detective (RGD) 1.0. This tool assists developers in retrieving and analyzing the causes of crashes in Radeon graphics cards. It generates information that helps narrow down the search for the root causes of crashes. This information includes details about page faults, resource information, and execution markers, providing insights into the GPU’s activities at the time of the crash.

Radeon GPU Detective 1.0, a tool designed to analyze Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) events, within Windows Direct3D 12 applications. This tool is compatible with both the Radeon RX 6000 series, based on the RDNA 2 architecture, and the Radeon RX 7000 series, built on the RDNA 3 architecture. To leverage its capabilities, developers should ensure they have the latest AMD Radeon Adrenalin driver installed, specifically version 23.7.2 or newer.

AMD Radeon GPU Detective output, Source: AMD

Timeout Detection and Recovery is a Windows feature that automatically resets the graphics card when unresponsiveness is detected. This feature prevents the need for a forced system restart, providing valuable recovery options. Users with dedicated graphics cards are likely familiar with TDR errors, which can stem from various issues ranging from file corruption to graphics card malfunctions. AMD’s latest tool, Radeon GPU Detective, aims to streamline the process of debugging TDR errors for developers, enabling quicker issue identification and resolution.

This tool by AMD allows developers to set the driver to “Crash Analysis” mode through the Radeon Developer Panel (RDP) before replicating a crash. Consequently, this mode generates insightful analysis files presented in text or JSON format output, enhancing automation capabilities.

Developers and graphics enthusiasts can now download the tool from the link below.

Source: AMD, RGD Tutorial

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