User Guide

  • 2020.4
  • 12/10/2020
  • Public Content

Pane: Metrics

In the
pane, you can analyze metrics information for the selected events. If nothing is selected, Graphics Frame Analyzer displays the total values for the entire frame. If metrics are unavailable for your platform, the
pane is hidden from view.
To switch between different views, click the corresponding tab on the Metrics pane:
  • 3D Pipeline tab
    - groups all metrics by specific hardware blocks that are used for geometry rendering. To see detailed information, click the corresponding block, such as Shader Execution or Rasterization. The information will be displayed at the bottom of the pane.
  • Compute Pipeline
    tab -  groups all metrics by specific hardware blocks that are used for computing processes.
  • Current Selection
    tab - displays metrics for the current selection in a table format.
  • Full Frame
    tab - displays all metrics for the full name in a table format. Metric values in this tab do not depend on selected events.
    The 3D Pipeline view and Compute Pipeline view are only available when you select draw or dispatch calls, respectively; otherwise, you can only see the metrics in a table format. The corresponding notification message displays in the
    3D Pipeline
    tab and
    Compute Pipeline
    tab. These tabs are available only when the full set of Intel metrics is available.
Graphics Frame Analyzer features a bottleneck analysis. Bottlenecks are indicated in the
3D Pipeline
tab and
Compute Pipeline
tab with a colored underline:
  • Red underline denotes a block with a primary bottleneck for the current selection or entire frame, if nothing is selected.
  • Yellow underline denotes a block with secondary or potential bottleneck.
Description of the discovered bottleneck can be found at the bottom of the
When you experiment with the frame, metrics values update immediately to reflect the introduced changes. While metrics values are recalculated, the values are grayed-out.
Metrics in the
pane tabs can be filtered or added to the
To filter metrics, type the required metric name into the
Type Filter Expression
To add metrics to the
, pin the required metric in the metrics list. Favorites group is created when a metric is pinned, and is not present by default.

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