NVIDIA is making its FrameView benchmark tool publicly available. FrameView doesn't only measure frame rates but also 90th, 95th and 99th percentile frame rates, power usage performance per Watt, and other metrics. It's a light-weight app without bloat, it captures over 30 data points and outputs it to log files that can be imported in Excel. Basically, it looks a bit like Fraps but with a much bigger feature set.
FrameView supports all major APIs and almost all games thanks to support for DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, DirectX 12, OpenGL, Vulkan, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP). It's also compatible with AMD video cards, but NVIDIA warns that AMD GPU power consumption will not be entirely accurate because AMD's GPU power consumption API returns a value in-between chip power and board power, rather than the true values.
Graphics cards are investments, bought on the promise of delivering excellent performance in that card’s class for at least 2 to 3 years. It’s therefore important that the benchmarks of these cards, which you’re likely using as research, are accurate and cover all the bases, showing frame rates, frame times, power usage, performance per watt, and more.
To date, no single tool or app has accurately delivered these results, which is why we’ve created FrameView, an all-in-one benchmarking app that you can download and use for free.
You can get the beta version of FrameView over here.