• Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers 2020 R1
  • 03/31/2020
  • Public Content

Graphics Frame Analyzer Tab: Shaders

tab displays shader code for all applicable pipeline stages associated with the selected set of ergs and enables you to change it. The displayed shaders correspond to the selected ergs. For example, if no ergs are selected, then no shaders are shown.
Shader Column
column provides unique IDs for shaders of different types:
  • vertex shader (VS)
  • geometry shader (GS)
  • pixel shader (PS)
  • compute shader (CS).
For example, PS:326, PS:428, and VS:428 IDs correspond to different shaders.
Unique shader IDs are generated by Intel® GPA and do not directly relate to anything in your original code.

GPU Time Column

GPU Time
column provides the cumulative GPU time (in microseconds) across all selected ergs for a given shader.
To see ergs that use a specific shader:
  1. Right-click on that shader and select
    "Select all Ergs that use this shader"
  2. Check ergs in the
    Scene Overview
    pane and in the
For example, in the screenshot below, PS:697 is used by ergs 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, and 32. If you add up the shader times for PS:697, these 6 ergs take 77.6 microseconds in the GPU.

% GPU Column

column shows the percent of the total GPU time used by all selected ergs. For example, PS:697 takes 77.6 microseconds, which is 40.8% of the total GPU time for ergs 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, and 32.

# Ergs Column

# Ergs
column shows how many ergs use this shader. For example, PS:697 is used by 6 ergs. To see which ergs use this shader, right-click on that shader and select "
Select all Ergs that use this shader

Code View Drop-down List

From the
Code View
drop-down list you can select which code to view -
code, which is available only if the game supplies the high-level shading language at run time, or the
code, which shows disassembled intermediate shader language. Assembly code is always available.
For the high-level shader view (if displayed), "include" paths are not currently viewable.
To view shader code, select a shader in the
column. The screenshot below illustrates vertex shader code.

Shader Controls

Product and Performance Information


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