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Last Update:

20 Sep 2021

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Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft


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PIX on Windows

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2108.18 | Updated: 20 Sep 2021



Downloads of v 2108.18:



Software Author(s):

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PIX on Windows 2108.18

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Not compatible with Windows Server 2012


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install PIX on Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PIX on Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PIX on Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade pix -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade pix -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install pix
    name: pix
    version: '2108.18'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'pix' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2108.18'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pix
    Name     = "pix"
    Version  = "2108.18"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pix':
  ensure   => '2108.18',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 20 Sep 2021.


PIX is a performance tuning and debugging tool for Windows and Xbox game developers using DirectX 12. It provides seven main modes of operation:

  • GPU captures for debugging and analyzing the performance of Direct3D 12 graphics rendering.
  • Timing captures for understanding the performance and threading of all CPU and GPU work carried out by your game, and for tracking GPU memory usage.
  • Function Summary captures accumulate information about how long each function runs for and how often each is called.
  • Callgraph captures trace the execution of a single function.
  • Memory Allocation captures provide insight into the memory allocations made by your game.
  • File IO captures help you identify inefficiencies in your title‚Äôs disk IO patterns and package layout.
  • System Monitor displays realtime counter data while a game is running.
    Take a look at the requirements, how to get support, and future roadmap.

To learn how to use PIX, check out the documentation and video channel.

We will update PIX whenever we have worthy new features or bugfixes ready to go. We want to get improvements into your hands as quickly as possible, so releases will happen as needed rather than waiting for a fixed schedule. Subscribe to the RSS feed to get updates when new versions of PIX are released.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'pix'
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = $url
  silentArgs    = '/install /quiet'
  validExitCodes= @(0)
  softwareName  = '*pix*'
  checksum      = 'CA3098327B061077F16311AD016F22761E69A66964A227192D924A7C2BC4B366'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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