The Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) suite is a set of powerful graphics and gaming analysis tools that are designed to work the way game developers do, saving valuable optimization time by quickly providing actionable data to help developers find performance opportunities from the system level down to the individual draw call. To download a free copy of Intel GPA, browse to the Intel GPA Home Page, and click the Download button.
Whereas Intel GPA supports the analysis of games and graphics applications on both the Windows* OS and the Android* OS for Intel® Atom™ phones, this article discusses the product's support of the Windows* OS platform. To learn more about Intel GPA on the Android* OS, see this article.
Intel GPA fully supports all client versions of both Microsoft* Windows* 7 and Widows* 8 OS, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system. However, note that Intel GPA does not support applications using the Microsoft* Windows* 8 RT version of this operating system, or the "starter" or "server" versions. Also, Intel GPA supports the following versions of DirectX*: 9/9Ex, 10.0/10.1, and 11.0, except that DirectX* 10 is not supported on Windows* 8. Furthermore, at this time the Intel GPA System Analyzer tool is not able to create frame capture or trace capture files for WIndows* 8 Store Applications.
To use Intel GPA on the Windows* OS platform, you either can run it in
- single-system mode, where the Intel GPA tools run on the same system as your game; install Intel GPA on this system
- "remote" mode, where your game and the tools run on different systems; install the product on both the client and target systems
However, one big tip for developers -- ensure that you have the latest versions of device drivers for your graphics system, since most Intel® Processor Graphics systems require updated drivers for the Windows*8 OS. Download the latest Intel graphics driver for the Windows* OS from the Intel driver download site.
Where to Next...
The Intel GPA home page also contains links to product information, including online help and release notes, and information about the Android* OS version of the product. Here you'll also find information on other Intel products that work together with Intel GPA.
If you want to be notified of Intel GPA product updates, use this link.
As always, we welcome your suggestions, so please let us know what we can do to improve your use of these tools by posting your comments on the Intel GPA Support Forum.
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