EUs Stalled in PS


The metric EUs Stalled in PS represents the percentage of overall GPU time that the EUs were stalled in Pixel Shader instructions. 


This metric does not show total amount of stalled time in the pixel shader, but only the fraction of time when pixel shader stalls caused the entire EU to stall. The entire EU stalls when all of its threads are stalled.


  • If EUs Stalled in PS is 50% it means that half of the overall GPU time was spent stalled on Pixel Shader instructions.
  • If EUs Stalled in PS is 0% it means that no Pixel Shader was associated with selected rendering calls or Pixel Shader threads were not causing EUs stalls.

Improving performance

  • This metric is important if pixel shading seems to be the bottleneck for selected rendering calls. If EUs Active in PS accounts for most the EU active time, then to improve performance you may need to simplify the pixel shader.
  • If EUs Stalled in PS is larger than you expect and you are encountering slow rendering times, you need to concentrate on pixel shader code to find reasons for these stalls.

See Also

EUs Active in PS
GPU EUs Stalled

EUs Stalled in PS