User Guide

  • 2020.4
  • 12/10/2020
  • Public Content

Launching an Application Manually

Before launching your application for analysis:
  • Launch the Graphics Monitor on your target system.
    The Graphics Monitor icon appears in the taskbar notification area.
To run your application manually with the System Analyzer HUD enabled:
  1. Double-click the Graphics Monitor icon in the taskbar notification area.
    Graphics Monitor Launcher Screen
  2. In the Graphics Monitor
    Launcher screen
    , select an application for analysis:
    • In the
      Command Line
      field, browse to your application or enter the full application path. You can also enter any command-line options required to run your application.
      If the path to the application contains spaces, put the path in
      quotation marks.
    • If you already analyzed your application with Intel® GPA, you can select the application from the list of recently run applications.
  3. (
    ) In the
    Working Directory
    field, type the directory in which the application should run. This is useful for games that use a launcher or mission packs located in a different directory than the game files.
  4. (Optional) In the
    Environment Variables
    field, type environment variables for the application.
  5. Choose one of the following modes to startup an application:
  6. Frame
    . Choose this mode to monitor real-time metrics and capture a frame.
  7. Trace
    . Select the Trace mode to monitor real-time metrics and capture a trace.
  8. Stream
    . Choose this mode to capture a frame sequence until the application is stopped.
  9. Click
    to launch the application with the System Analyzer HUD overlay.
    You can press CTRL+F1 to toggle between different display modes and view real-time metrics and the available override modes.
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