• 2018
  • 04/03/2018
  • Public Content

Processor Requirements
  • For general operations with user interface and all data collection except Hardware event-based sampling analysis:
    • A PC based on an IA-32 or Intel® 64 architecture processor supporting the Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (Intel® SSE2) instructions (Intel® Pentium® 4 processor or later, or compatible non-Intel processor).
    • For the best experience, a multi-core or multi-processor system is recommended.
    • Because the VTune Amplifier requires specific knowledge of assembly-level instructions, its analysis may not operate correctly if a program contains non-Intel instructions. In this case, run the analysis with a target executable that contains only Intel® instructions. After you finish using the VTune Amplifier, you can use the assembler code or optimizing compiler options that provide the non-Intel instructions.
  • For Hardware event-based sampling analysis (EBS):
    • EBS analysis makes use of the on-chip Performance Monitoring Unit (PMU) and requires a genuine Intel® processor for collection. EBS analysis is supported on Intel® Pentium® M, Intel® Core™ microarchitecture and newer processors (for more precise details, see the list below).
    • EBS analysis is not supported on the Intel® Pentium 4 processor family (Intel® NetBurst® MicroArchitecture) and non-Intel processors. However, the results collected with EBS can be analyzed using any system meeting the less restrictive general operation requirements.
    • EBS analysis within a virtual machine is available in the following environments virtualizing the on-chip Performance Monitoring Unit (PMU):
      • VMware Fusion* 5 and higher
      • KVM with Linux Kernel 3.2 and QEMU 1.4
      • XEN 4.0 and higher for User Domain (domU)
    Event-Based Sampling and Sampling with stacks data collection is functional inside a virtual machine only for architectural events.
    Please see the
    Performance Monitoring Unit Sharing Guide
    at http://software.intel.com/file/30388/ for more details on the supported architectural events.
    VTune Amplifier installation detects virtual environment and disable sampling drivers installation to avoid system instability.
    Hardware Event-based Sampling (EBS) analysis runs a driverless sampling collection via Linux Perf* tool.
  • The list of supported processors is constantly being extended. In general VTune Amplifier supports publicly launched Desktop, Mobile, Server and Embedded Processors listed at https://ark.intel.com/. For pre-release processor support please file a support request at Online Service Center (https://www.intel.com/supporttickets).
Processor Requirements for Android Targets
  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (based on Intel® Microarchitecture code name Haswell)
  • Intel® Atom™ Z25XX (code name CloverView+)
  • Intel® Atom™ Z34XX (code name Merrifield)
  • Intel® Atom™ Z35XX (code name Moorefield)
  • Intel® Atom™ Z37XX (code name Bay Trail)
  • Intel® Atom™ x7 Z8700 & x5 Z8500/X8400 processor series (code name Cherry Trail)
For collection:
  • The collection utilities make use of the Performance Monitoring Unit (PMU) and Architectural Model Specific Registers (MSR) and therefore require a genuine Intel® Atom processor for collection.
  • Collected results can be analyzed using any system meeting the less restrictive general operation requirements.
System Memory Requirements
At least 2 GB of RAM
Disk Space Requirements
900 MB free disk space required for all product features and all architectures

Product and Performance Information


Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.