User Guide

  • 2020.4
  • 12/10/2020
  • Public Content

Graphics Frame Analyzer Window: Open Frame Capture

To access this window:
run Graphics Frame Analyzer from the Windows* Start menu or Apps view; or right-click the Graphics Monitor icon in the taskbar notification area and select
Graphics Frame Analyzer
Use this window to open previously captured frame files and streams for profiling and debugging. You can preview all the frames and streams available on your host system:
Frame Capture Thumbnails pane
Select the file capture you want to debug. By default, this field lists all file captures located in your Intel® GPA home directory
. By default, all frame types are displayed. You can sort and filter the files by the API type, name or date with the corresponding buttons. If all the capture files on your system are of the same type, the API type tabs are hidden.
If you opted to enable context menu entries during installation, you can also open trace files using the Windows context menu.
The currently selected file capture is highlighted with blue borders and appears in the preview pane.
Capture file thumbnails are marked with the following icons:
  • Frame  
  • Stream
  • Invalid file
To add a screenshot to the stream thumbnail, enable screenshot creation in the
Graphics Monitor Stream
To delete capture files, hover the mouse pointer over a capture file thumbnail and click the
button in the top right-hand corner of the thumbnail. Confirm your choice by clicking
on the thumbnail.
You can pin favorite capture files to the top of the list.
Preview pane
Preview the selected file capture. This field shows the buffer image and the following file capture properties:
  • filename
  • API used
  • screen resolution
  • name of the device on which the file was captured
  • GPU details
To rename the selected capture file, you can click its filename and enter a new value.
to open the selected capture file in the Multiframe View or the Profiling View. To open the storage directory of the selected file capture, click the button.
Choose Target System button
  • Select the target system or GPU against which to test the capture file by clicking this button and selecting the required system or GPU from the list. By default, Graphics Frame Analyzer uses your local host system (This PC).
  • Add a remote target system to the list by clicking this button and entering the IP address of the target system in the field on the bottom of the list. Optionally you can set an alias for the remote system.
Message pane
Displays the Intel® GPA messages or notifications.
Type filter expression field
Filter the displayed capture files by typing in a part of the filename.
Run Graphics Monitor button
Click to capture new frames and streams with Graphics Monitor.
Add Capture Files Location
Click to open additional folder with capture files. Capture files from the opened folder are listed under the
folder. To change the
folder, change the
Capture Files Location
in the
Graphics Monitor
Open button
Open the currently selected capture file to start profiling.
Show in Folder button
Open the storage directory of the selected capture file.
Settings button
anage Graphics Frame Analyzer settings:
  • Enable/disable checking for the newest available version of Graphics Frame Analyzer.
    During this check, Graphics Frame Analyzer collects information about your host system. No personally identifiable information is collected.
    If a newer version of the product is available, the Settings button receives the marker. To download the update, click the Settings button and select the available version from the context menu.
  • Change the color scheme of the Graphics Frame Analyzer interface:
    • Light color scheme (default)
    • Dark color scheme
  • Change the size of the Graphics Frame Analyzer screen and the screen elements:
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large (default)
Send feedback
Open a form to send feedback to
the Intel® GPA technical support
Open Intel® GPA online documentation.
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