Nvidia promises 35% performance increase with new developer tools

Nvidia claims that software developers using its new "NVPerfHUD 4" performance analysis tool will be able to speed up the graphics performance of their applications by about 35% on average. The new debugging heads-up display (HUD) program for Direct3D applications (DirectX 9.0c) is part of Nvidia's "NVPerfKit 2" suite of performance tools for software and game development and allows developers to debug and profile applications by using data from the application, driver, API, and GPU, Nvidia said.

The software is available for download from Nvidia's website and works with Geforce 6, 7 and Quadro FX graphics processors. Older chips are "supported with reduced functionality," according to Nvidia.