Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers 2013 R4 Help
Intel® GPA enables application developers and driver engineers to analyze and optimize OpenGL* ES workloads on Intel Atom™ phones or tablets running the Android* OS.
Using Intel GPA, you as a developer for Android* OS applications can:
get a real-time view of over two dozen critical system metrics covering the CPU, GPU, and OpenGL* ES API
add custom metrics of the high-level application behavior side-by-side with the built-in Intel GPA metrics
conduct a number of graphics pipeline experiments to quickly isolate graphics bottlenecks
collect and display hardware and software metrics data from your application in real time
determine whether your application is CPU bound or GPU bound
create frame capture files with Intel GPA System Analyzer for in-depth frame analysis with Intel GPA Frame Analyzer
understand the performance of your application at the system level, frame level, render target level, and draw call level
conduct "what if" optimization experiments to isolate performance bottlenecks, without the need to recompile or rebuild your application
create trace capture files to perform in-depth platform analysis with Intel GPA Platform Analyzer
use Windows* OS, Ubuntu* OS, or OS* X as your development system
You need to install Intel GPA only on the analysis system; no explicit installation of Intel GPA is required on the Android* OS target system, since the connection between the analysis and target system enables the Intel GPA tools to directly monitor your application on the target device.
To analyze your application, connect your Android* OS device to your analysis system with a USB cable, and then run the Intel GPA tools on the analysis system. After Intel GPA has started analyzing your game, you can optionally switch the connection to Wi-Fi. The advantage of using a Wi-Fi connection is that you can also analyze power consumption of the device.
When analyzing Android* OS workloads:
You can only use the Intel GPA System Analyzer, Intel GPA Frame Analyzer, and Intel GPA Platform Analyzer in the network mode.
You can only analyze Android* workloads with Intel GPA Frame Analyzer on Intel® Atom™ devices based on Intel® processor codenamed Bay Trail when using a Windows* OS analysis system. You cannot use this tool on Ubuntu* OS or OS X* analysis systems.
You can only analyze Android* workloads with Intel GPA Platform Analyzer on Intel® Atom™ processors with PowerVR* Graphics from a Windows* OS analysis system. You cannot use this tool on Ubuntu* OS or OS X* analysis systems.
Supported Platforms and Applications