Using Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers with ARM*-Based Android* Devices

Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) offer support for many Android phones and tablets based on the ARM* architecture. See below for the full list of supported devices.

System requirements:

  • Your ARM*-based device is running Android* 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, or 5.0.
  • Your analysis system is 64-bit and is running Windows* 7 SP1/8/8.1/10 OS
  • Your Android* application uses OpenGL* ES 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.0 or 3.2

If your Android* game is running on an ARM*-based device, you can benefit from the following features of Intel® GPA:
System Analysis: Analyze CPU, platform, and OpenGL* ES API metrics in real time using the System Analyzer.
Asset Inspection: Explore game assets for each frame in the Graphics Frame Analyzer for OpenGL*.
Debugging: Use Graphics Frame Analyzer for OpenGL* to troubleshoot rendering issues in your Android* applications:

  • ​Check whether your application is compatible with various Android* devices based on ARM* architecture or Intel® architecture
  • Solve issues with shadowing, lighting, or color schemes.
  • Debug rendering issues in the captured frames by locating API errors and experimenting with shaders, textures, states, and uniforms.

NOTE: At this time, the following features are not available for ARM-based devices, and are only available for Android* devices based on the Intel® architecture:

  • GPU hardware metrics with the System Analyzer on devices based on Intel® Atom™ processor with PowerVR* Graphics (Series 5)
  • Creating trace-capture files and performing platform analysis with the Platform Analyzer
  • Performance analysis with Graphics Frame Analyzer for OpenGL*

Intel® GPA supports the following ARM-based device configurations:

Model GPU Android* Version

Samsung* Galaxy S5

Qualcomm* Adreno 330

Android* 4.4

Samsung* Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500ZNASER)

Imagination Technologies* PowerVR SGX544

Android* 4.4

Samsung* Galaxy S III (GT-i9300)

ARM* Mali 400MP

Android* 4.3

Google* Nexus 5

Qualcomm* Adreno 330

Android* 4.4

Nvidia* Shield tablet

NVIDIA* Tegra* K1 processor,

Android* 5.0


ARM*-based devices not shown on the above list are unsupported, but may still work with the Intel® GPA.
You can download the tools from the Intel® GPA Home Page.
For details about using Intel GPA on various supported configurations, see the following resources:

If you have any feedback, please post your comments and suggestions on the Support Forum.

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