Tuning Guides and Performance Analysis Papers

By Vladimir Tsymbal,

Published:05/06/2019   Last Updated:12/15/2020

Our tuning guides explain how to identify common software performance issues using Intel® VTune™ Amplifier and give suggestions for optimization.

Microarchitecture Code Name Processors Covered Tuning Guide
Cascade Lake Intel® Xeon Processor Scalable Family 2nd Gen Download PDF
Apollo Lake Intel Atom® Processor E3900 Series, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® Processor N- and J-Series Download PDF
Skylake-X Intel® Xeon Processor Scalable Family 1st Gen Download New PDF
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Knights Landing Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor Download PDF
Broadwell-E* (Server) Intel® Xeon Processor E5 v4 Family Download PDF
Skylake 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family Download PDF
Broadwell 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family Download PDF
Haswell-E* (Server) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v3 Family Download PDF
Ivy Bridge-E* (Server) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5/E7 v2 Family Download PDF
Haswell 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family Download PDF
Sandy Bridge-EP/EX/EN (Server) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family Download PDF
Ivy Bridge 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Families Download PDF
Sandy Bridge 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Families Download PDF
Many Integrated Core Architecture Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor Read the Article

Gen9, 10th Gen, 11th gen Graphics Processors

Tiger Lake

Intel® Xe Graphics

Intel® UHD Graphics

Gen9 Graphics

oneAPI GPU Optimization Guide

The whitepaper How to Tune Applications Using a Top-Down Characterization of Microarchitectural Issues is a useful companion to any of the tuning guides.

Read the article Understanding How General Exploration (or Microarchitecture Exploration in the latest product versions) Works in Intel® VTune™ Amplifier for information on the technology and mechanisms behind General Exploration and some of the complexities associated with this analysis.

Other processor-specific papers:

For microarchitectural details, including events, programming the event counters, and the Software Optimization Reference Manual, please see the Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer Manuals.

Product and Performance Information

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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.