User Guide

  • 2021.1
  • 03/24/2021
  • Public Content

Configure a Metric Set

Intel® GPA supports a wide variety of metrics. The metrics available for display might differ depending on your specific graphics device. To configure the metrics that are collected, do the following:
  1. Start the Graphics Monitor.
  2. On the Graphics Monitor Launcher screen, click the
  3. Go to the
    tab and configure the available metrics options:
  • Select the GPU Sampling Interval
  • Enable/disable GPU metrics collection by the target application
  • Customize the System Analyzer HUD position
  • Configure the HUD metrics:
    • Select the metric from the list of available metrics to add it to the list of metrics to be displayed in the System Analyzer HUD. Drag and drop a desired metric to the
      Active HUD Metrics
      list. You can select up to four metrics that are overlaid on your running application.
    • Reorder the Active HUD Metrics list by dragging and dropping a desired metric over another active metric.
    • Remove a metric from the Active HUD Metrics list by dragging and dropping this metric back to the list of available HUD metrics or by hovering over the metric to be removed, and then clicking the X button.
  • Select the active metric set by using the
    Active Metric Set
    drop-down menu in the GPU section of the metric tree

Select the GPU Sampling Interval

In Frame mode, metrics are sampled every frame and are only collected from the target application. When you select any other value, system-wide time-based metric collection is enabled. In this mode, Graphics Monitor collects metrics from the entire system with the selected frequency. This may interfere with profiling if other GPU-intensive applications are running. It is recommended to close other GPU-intensive applications when using any sampling interval other than Frame.

Change a D3D Device for the Instrumented Process (Windows* only)

If your graphics application works with multiple D3D devices, you can choose the D3D device for the instrumented process to collect metrics and show the System Analyzer Heads-up Display.
  1. Launch your application that works with multiple D3D devices, as described in Launch Application for Analysis.
  2. Enable the HUD Display Mode by using the Ctrl+F1 keyboard shortcut.
  3. Change D3D devices by using the Ctrl+F5 keyboard shortcut.
For example, you can change a D3D device of the instrumented process for Mozilla* Firefox*, if the System Analyzer HUD is displayed on the title bar instead of the tab of interest.

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