Graphics Performance Analyzers Version 2015 R2

Announcing Graphics Performance Analyzers 2015 R2
June 15, 2015
 

Introduction

Graphics Performance Analyzers are powerful, agile developer tools for analyzing and optimizing games, media, OpenCL™ and other graphics-intensive applications. The tools support applications intended for the Windows* OS and Ubuntu* platforms or Intel® Atom™ processor based devices and a very limited set of ARM* based devices running the Android*. 

Available now, Graphics Performance Analyzers 2015 R2 offer these new key features:

Features for Analyzing Windows* Applications

  • Added support for Intel® Pentium® N3700 and Intel® Celeron® N3000/N3050/N3150 processors (formerly known as Braswell).
  • Added support for Oculus VR* enabled games.
    Note: A defect in the Unity* 4 Integration with Oculus PC SDK ver. 0.5 prevents proper capture in Unity VR titles. Only Oculus* hardware is verified. Other VR devices might work but have not been tested.

Features for Analyzing Android* Applications

  • Added support for Intel® Atom™ x7-Z8700, x5-Z8500, and x5-Z8300 processors (formerly known as Cherry Trail).
  • System Analyzer
    • Added support for 64-bit Android* targets.
      Note: Tracing is available for rooted devices and non-rooted devices with disabled Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux).
    • Improved support for geometry, tessellation shaders and program pipelines in Simple Fragment Shader override.
  • Graphics Frame Analyzer for OpenGL*
    • Added support for Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC) textures. Graphics Performance Analyzers now fully support Android* Extension Pack.
    • You can now export and import metrics from/to the Bar Chart.
    • You can now experiment with the color range for floating-point textures, as well as for render targets
      depth and floating-point color attachments.

Features for Analyzing Ubuntu* Applications

  • Added support for OpenGL 3.3 Core Profile in System Analyzer and Frame Analyzer for OpenGL*. 
    Note: GPU metrics are available on Intel HD Graphics 2500/4000 platforms only. Tracing functionality is currently not supported for Ubuntu* targets.

The product also adds other minor enhancements and stability improvements. You can download and install this latest version of the product from the Intel INDE Web Site.

Next Steps

To find out more about the Graphics Performance Analyzers, check out one or more of these online resources:

  • Release Notes: Explore recent updates, detailed product requirements, installation information, legal information, and version-specific technical issues and workarounds for the tools.
  • Home Page: View detailed information about the tools, including links to training and support resources, as well as videos on the product to help you get started quickly.
  • Getting Started: Get the main features overview and learn how to start using the tools on different host systems. A great place to start if you are new to Graphics Performance Analyzers.
  • Online Help: Explore details on the product tools and metrics for various platforms.
  • Support Forum: Ask questions or report issues about the product, or let us know what other features would help make the tools more useful for your workflow.
  • Knowledge Base Articles: Explore a list of useful technical articles, including tips & tricks and workarounds to help you get the most out of the tools.
  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor: Get an overview of the latest processors from Intel, including detailed information about the architecture. Also, you'll find a Graphics Developers Guide showing how to optimize your games and graphics applications for systems based on this architecture.

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** Disclaimer:  Intel disclaims all liability regarding rooting of devices.  Users should consult the applicable laws and regulations and proceed with caution.  Rooting may or may not void any warranty applicable to your devices.

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