User Guide

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  • 12/10/2020
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Graphics Monitor Tab: Desktop Applications

To access the
Desktop Applications
click the
Desktop Applications
tab on the Graphics Monitor Launcher Screen.
In this tab, you can choose and launch a desktop application for analysis with Intel® GPA.
  • Application
    list: list of recently run applications. Each application is introduced by its icon, name, and/or command line arguments. You can remove an application from the list by clicking the
    button. By default, this field has a DirectX* 11 sample application that is supplied with Intel® GPA.
  • Command Line
    field: the path and file name of the application you want to analyze; you can also add command-line options for the analyzed application.
If a command line argument is specified and a path to an executable contains spaces, put the path in quotation marks.
  • Working Folder
    field: the directory in which to run the application. This is useful for games that use a launcher or mission packs located in a different directory than the game files.
  • Environment Variables
    field: set environment variables.
  • Options
    button: Opens the Options screen.
  • Application Startup Mode
    drop-down list. Choose one of the following modes to launch an application:
    • Frame
      : Choose this mode to capture a frame for a DirectX application.
    • Stream
      : Choose this mode to capture a multi-frame stream for a DirectX 11/12 or Vulkan application.
    • Trace
      : Choose this mode to capture a trace for a DirectX or Vulkan* application.
  • Start
    button: launches the selected application.
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