User Guide

  • 2020.4
  • 12/10/2020
  • Public Content

Get Started with Intel® GPA

Use the Get Started document to run basic system and frame analysis using your own application:
  • GPU metrics collection limitations:
    • If more than one application are launched from Graphics Monitor simultaneously, GPU metrics are collected only for the application on the foreground.
    • If the System Analyzer is attached to a running application or the System View, GPU metrics are collected for the application, to which the System Analyzer is attached.
    • If a frame is open in Graphics Frame Analyzer in parallel with an application launched from Graphics Monitor, GPU metrics are available only in Graphics Frame Analyzer.
    • For applications, which use Intel® Metrics Discovery API, Intel® GPA does not collect GPU metrics by default. To enable GPU metrics collection by Intel® GPA, disable the
      GPU Metrics Collection by Target Application
      toggle button in the Graphics Monitor.
  • To get GPU metrics for Vulkan-based applications in the Graphics Frame Analyzer on Ubuntu 16.04 or Ubuntu 18.04, enable the Vulkan VK_INTEL_performance_query extension. For detailed instructions, please see Known Issues and Limitations.
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    o get GPU metrics in the Graphics Frame Analyzer on Ubuntu 16.04 or Ubuntu 18.04, set /proc/sys/dev/i915/perf_stream_paranoid to 0 upon every reboot of your system with:
echo 0 > /proc/sys/dev/i915/perf_stream_paranoid

Product and Performance Information


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