User Guide

  • 2020.4
  • 12/10/2020
  • Public Content

What's New

Intel GPA 2020.4 includes functional and security updates. Users should update to the latest version.
New Features for Analyzing All Graphics APIs
All Tools
  • Support for Intel® Iris® Xe MAX graphics
Graphics Monitor
  • Added support for the Auto-detect Launched Applications option for Trace capture mode
  • Added support for deferring capture of a Vulkan Stream to any point in time while the application is running
  • Added support for capturing multiple Deferred Captures of Vulkan and Direct3D* 12 during a single run
Graphics Frame Analyzer
  • Improved quality of DirectX12 stream capture and playback
  • The icon was changed to a screenshot of the first frame of a Deferred Capture in the Open-File dialog in order to more easily identify your captures
  • Full integer values are now shown in the buffers, instead of the abbreviated scientific notation values
Graphics Trace Analyzer
  • Full support for Direct3D* 12 visualizations of synchronization primitives
    • Bezier curves tracing both the lifetime of a packet through its event calls, and dependencies between packets (wait/signal command queue calls) are shown
    • User-space ID3D12CommandQueue::Signal and ID3D12CommandQueue::Wait calls are now selected along with other dependent driver synchronization events
    • GPU to CPU synchronizations via D3D12Fence::SetEventOnCompletion are visualized on the timeline
  • Support for multi-GPU (discrete and integrated) profiling - view metrics from both GPUs in a single capture, concurrently
  • Significantly reduced trace file opening time
System Analyzer
  • Support for multi-GPU (discrete and integrated) profiling - view metrics from both GPUs simultaneously
See the Release Notes for the list of new features supported in the 2020.4 release of Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA), installation notes, and known issues and limitations.
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