User Guide

  • 2020.3
  • 07/10/2020
  • Public Content

For optimal performance of Intel® GPA on Windows*, follow these recommendations:
  • Run the Graphics Frame Analyzer, System Analyzer, or Graphics Trace Analyzer on an operating system with at least 4 GB of memory. The more complex your game data, the more memory is needed.
  • Disable as many other non-essential processes as possible (including screen savers) to ensure good performance and accurate metrics.
  • Run the game in full-screen mode to avoid GPU overhead of Windows* desktop and other processes.
  • To analyze graphics applications on netbook and Ultrabook™ devices, or other platforms with limited resources, use the System Analyzer in a network mode instead of the System Analyzer HUD. Refer to System Analysis with Intel® GPA for details.
  • After you create stream, frame and trace capture files, exit the game before starting the Graphics Frame Analyzer to assure maximum resources are available for performance analysis.
  • For Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000 and earlier platforms, run only one DirectX* application at a time. You can profile multiple concurrent applications only on Intel® HD Graphics 4000/2500 platforms or higher.

Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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