User Guide

  • 2020.4
  • 12/10/2020
  • Public Content

System Analyzer HUD Pane: Metrics Charts

This information only applies to analyzing Windows* OS workloads.
System Analyzer HUD displays several kinds of metrics:
  • Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000 and Intel® HD Graphics GPUs:
    • CPU
    • DirectX
    • GPU
      • Execution Units
      • Geometry ShaderInput-Assembler
      • Main
      • Memory
      • Output-Merger
      • Pixel Shader
      • Rasterizer
      • Texture Sampler
      • Vertex Shader
    • Power Metrics
  • Non-Intel GPUs and Intel GPUs prior to Intel® HD Graphic
    • CPU
    • DirectX
Metrics are displayed in the form of sparklines.
They provide the following information:
  • Metrics name
  • Instantaneous values (white)
  • Minimum metrics values (red)
  • Maximum metrics values (green)
    The minimum and maximum values displayed reflect the min/max during the last seven seconds.
System Analyzer HUD may make available only the default set of metrics that it provides on non-Intel GPUs, even when using Intel® HD Graphics, in the following cases:
  • On non-Intel GPUs and on older Intel GPUs such as Intel® GMA 4500/X4500/X4500HD/4500MHD, only the default set of metrics is available
  • The application is using the Microsoft DirectX* 11 API, but is forcing it to use feature level 9. This is also known as DX11-on-9 mode.
  • The application is using the WARP rasterization (Windows* Advanced Rasterization Platform).
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