Announcing Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers Version 2017 R2

Announcing Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) 2017 R2
June 29, 2017


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

Available now, Intel® GPA 2017 R2 offers these new key features:

What's New

Intel® GPA 2017 R2 offers the following new features:

New Features for Analyzing All Graphics APIs

Trace Analyzer [Beta]: 

  • Runtime overhead was improved for Windows* applications
  • Google Chrome's trace-viewer* has been integrated to the Trace Analyzer UI

New Features for Analyzing Microsoft DirectX* Applications

System Analyzer HUD:

  • If a mismatched version of DirectX* is chosen for analysis, a new System Analyzer HUD message will appear; this message notifies the user of the currently selected API version. 

Graphics Frame Analyzer for DirectX* 12 Frames:

  • Scrub Mode implemented
  • Pixel History implemented
  • API call selection performance improved
  • HLSL shader source import added
  • Replacing DirectX* 12 byte code with HLSL source implemented
  • DXBC and gen-ISA code are available for modified shaders and imported HLSL source code
  • DXBC shows references to HLSL code
  • pix3.h markers supported
  • Console playback interface implemented

New Features for Analyzing OpenGL* Applications

Graphics Monitor:

  • Graphics Monitor has been implemented for macOS* and Ubuntu* platforms. It has the same functionality as the Windows* version excluding support for Tracing and Triggers.

Graphics Frame Analyzer:

  • GPU Duration metric available for macOS* and Ubuntu* targets
  • Scrub Mode implemented
  • Highlighting for glBegin/glEnd blocks implemented
  • Console playback interface implemented

System Analyzer HUD:

  • System Analyzer HUD for OpenGL* applications implemented

Documentation Updates

  • Documented all newly added product features.

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

Next Steps

For detailed information and assistance in using the product, refer to the following 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 tool, 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.
  • Training and Documentation - learn at your level with Getting Started guides, videos and tutorials.
  • Online Help for Windows* Host - get details on how to analyze Windows* and Android* applications from a Windows* system.
  • Online Help for macOS* Host - get details on how to analyze Android* applications from an macOS* system.
  • Online Help for Ubuntu* Host - get details on how to analyze Android* or Ubuntu* applications from an Ubuntu* system.
  • Support Forum - report issues and get help with using Intel® GPA.

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
** 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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Pablo S.'s picture

when trying to install i get an error message about a missing dll but i cant find what dll that is

Neal Pierman's picture


For those who are interested in getting more information about using the new version of Intel GPA Platform Analyzer, please see this article.



ps-> ... and thanks for your comments, as these pointed out a hole in our documentation -- we neglected to provide you with sufficient information on how to transition from the old version to the new product release (which the above-mentioned article provides)

Neal Pierman's picture

Hello Jack,

Intel GPA 4.3 is no longer available or supported -- only the latest version of Intel GPA is available for download -- get the latest version from the Intel INDE site or the Intel GPA Home Page.



jack l.'s picture

where can i download the old version?

like 4.3

Neal Pierman's picture

Hello Joshua G.,

Thanks for your feedback on Intel GPA Platform Analyzer -- I've forwarded your comments to the product owner for the tool.



Joshua G.'s picture

This new Platform analyser doesn't seem to have the same functionality the original did?
i.e. There are no task statistics available anymore? Which was really what platform analyser was good at before.

When can we expect this functionality back?

Neal Pierman's picture


For "The Game Creators":

I'm a little confused as to exactly what issues you are seeing. The Intel GPA 2013 R4 installer should remove the 2013 R3 version before installing 2013 R4 -- if it doesn't happen, please let us know so that we can fix this. So if this is a problem, please right-click on the Intel GPA Monitor in the notification area, and copy the "About..." info here.

However, one other suggestion -- note that you always have the option of removing Intel GPA 2013 R3 from the Windows Control Panel ("Programs and Features"). Again, if this doesn't work please provide more details.




Lee Bamber's picture

Cannot install R4 as R3 must be uninstalled first. I have deleted my original R3 MSI, and R3 is no longer available for download so cannot get another MSI of R3. No way to get the latest GPA on my PC without a complete re-format or a clumsy registry clean. Whoever thought making the uninstaller dependent on the original installer must have plenty of hard drive space ;)

sangeet s.'s picture

it's really good tools for me or us...................................................

thanks for this tools
#DPL13 #IntelAndroid #IntelDZ

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