C Specification

Performance counters have an associated unit. This unit describes how to interpret the performance counter result.

The performance counter unit types which may be returned in VkPerformanceCounterKHR::unit are:

// Provided by VK_KHR_performance_query
typedef enum VkPerformanceCounterUnitKHR {
    VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_GENERIC_KHR = 0,
    VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_PERCENTAGE_KHR = 1,
    VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_NANOSECONDS_KHR = 2,
    VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_BYTES_KHR = 3,
    VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_BYTES_PER_SECOND_KHR = 4,
    VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_KELVIN_KHR = 5,
    VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_WATTS_KHR = 6,
    VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_VOLTS_KHR = 7,
    VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_AMPS_KHR = 8,
    VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_HERTZ_KHR = 9,
    VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_CYCLES_KHR = 10,
} VkPerformanceCounterUnitKHR;

Description

  • VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_GENERIC_KHR - the performance counter unit is a generic data point.

  • VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_PERCENTAGE_KHR - the performance counter unit is a percentage (%).

  • VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_NANOSECONDS_KHR - the performance counter unit is a value of nanoseconds (ns).

  • VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_BYTES_KHR - the performance counter unit is a value of bytes.

  • VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_BYTES_PER_SECOND_KHR - the performance counter unit is a value of bytes/s.

  • VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_KELVIN_KHR - the performance counter unit is a temperature reported in Kelvin.

  • VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_WATTS_KHR - the performance counter unit is a value of watts (W).

  • VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_VOLTS_KHR - the performance counter unit is a value of volts (V).

  • VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_AMPS_KHR - the performance counter unit is a value of amps (A).

  • VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_HERTZ_KHR - the performance counter unit is a value of hertz (Hz).

  • VK_PERFORMANCE_COUNTER_UNIT_CYCLES_KHR - the performance counter unit is a value of cycles.

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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