This case study demonstrates how the performance of Section 8: Prejudice was increased 1.17x, from 24FPS to 28FPS on 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family using the Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (GPA) on the game’s built-in benchmark scene.
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors fundamentally changed the PC gaming landscape. Intel® GPA 4.0 provides full support for this next generation of processors. The Darkspore* team at Maxis used GPA to optimize their game for the new processor graphics.
Due to insufficient video memory, Intel® GPA applications may fail when creating and/or reading large capture files. If this occurs, check your video memory settings and increase to a minimum of 512MB.
Under some situations Intel® encounters an error when trying to install prerequisites (such as the Microsoft DirectX* runtime libraries). This article provides a workaround for the issue.
Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) is a suite of tools that helps game developers analyze and optimize their games for the PC market. This technical article describes how to use multi-byte filenames with the product.