Annoucing Intel GPA version 4.2 Update 1 (Build 156824)

Annoucing Intel GPA version 4.2 Update 1 (Build 156824)

Today, October 17th, 2011, the Intel GPA team announces Update 1 (Build 156824) to the 4.2 release. If you are a current user of the Intel GPA product, we recommend that you download, install, and start using this version.

If you are a registered owner of Intel GPA, you can download the update here. If this link doesn't work, or if you've never downloaded Intel GPA before, check out the Intel GPA Home Page to download the toolset.


  • This release includes Intel
    Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel GPA), Version 4.2 Update 1 (Build 156824), and fixes the following issues:

    • trace capture files may be missing certain metadata
    • when capturing a trace file, using a profile with "Capture
      Hardware Context Data" set to "True" may result in some frames not
      appearing in that trace file
    • the Statistics Panel in Intel GPA Platform Analyzer may display incorrect metric values for queue tasks
  • If you are upgrading from Intel GPA 4.1, see an overview
    of Intel GPA 4.2 features
    for changes included with the 4.2 release.
  • To use Intel GPA, download the latest Intel graphics drivers from the graphics
    driver update page
    . A script on this page examines your system
    configuration and updates the Intel graphics drivers. If the automatic update process
    fails, see the Intel Download Center
    to search for your particular chipset, then select the latest
    released driver for your operating system. When using non-Intel graphics
    devices, see the hardware vendor's site for the latest drivers for
    your system.
  • Please review the Release Notes for the product, as they contain important information for installing,
    configuring, and using Intel GPA.
  • For first-time users of Intel GPA, we recommend that you read the Intel GPA Getting Started Guide, which provides an overview of key concepts.
  • For additional information on the product, visit the Intel GPA Home Page; for
    product support, visit the Intel
    GPA Support Forum

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As of the 5th of December, 2011, Intel GPA 4.3 has now
been released and is the current version on the Intel GPA product for
Microsoft Windows 7* and Microsoft Vista* users. As Intel GPA 4.3 does
not support Microsoft Windows XP*, users of this OS should continue to
use the Intel GPA 4.2 release.

See more information about the 4.3 release here, and Windows XP* users should read this KB article.


Neal P. (on behalf of the entire Intel GPA product team)

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