User Guide

  • 2020.3
  • 07/10/2020
  • Public Content

The control panel includes the following buttons:
  • System Information
    provides information about the
     Intel® GPA version installed on the system and extended system information. You can save the system information to a .txt file or copy it to the clipboard.
  • Settings
    - provides access to
  • Send feedback
    - opens a form to send feedback to the
    Intel® GPA technical support
  • Help
    - provides access to the Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers online help.
Settings Panel
  • General Settings:
    • Auto-detect launched applications
      toggle button
      : turn this button on to automatically start analyzing DirectX* applications that were not launched through the Graphics Monitor, for example, if they were launched through Explorer or a console command. If this button is on, the command line of any graphics application is added to the Application list in the Desktop Applications tab. All child processes started from graphics applications are also automatically added to the Application list. Auto-detection of launched applications does not apply to universal Windows applications. For details, refer to Starting Application Analysis Automatically.
    • Extended Profiling Modes
      toggle button: turn this button on to enable the selection of a specific graphics API in the Graphics Monitor launch mode drop-down. Selecting one of these launch mode entries enables you to only capture performance data from a specific graphics API.
    • Check for updates
      toggle button
      turn this button off
      to disable update notifications. By default, Intel® GPA notifies you when a newer version of the product or Intel graphics driver is available.
If an update is available, an exclamation mark in a red circle appears on the
  • Capture Files Location:
    set a folder to save captured frames, traces or streams. The folder is defined as
    in the
    Open Frame Capture
    window and
    Open Trace Capture
  • Appearance Settings:
    • Color Schema:
      changes the color scheme of the Graphics Monitor interface:
      • Light color scheme (default)
      • Dark color scheme
  • UI Scale:
    changes the size of the Graphics Monitor Launcher screen and the screen elements:
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large (default)
  • Additional Settings:
    • Monitor IP Addresses
      : shows
      network IP address(es) of the local system
    • Authorized IP addresses
      : view and change the list of target systems authorized to connect to your host system. In this dialog box, you can view and change the list of analysis systems authorized to connect to your target system automatically:
      • To authorize a new analysis system, type in a new IP address, and then click the button.
      • To forget an analysis system, select its IP address in the list, and then click the
When a remote host system tries to connect to the local system, a notification message displays asking you to accept the connection.

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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