Configuring Metrics to Be Collected

Intel® GPA supports a wide variety of metrics. The metrics available for display might differ depending on your specific graphics device.


The HUD is not available in the stream mode.

To configure the metrics that are collected, do the following:

  1. Start the Graphics Monitor.
  2. On the Graphics Monitor Launcher screen, click the button.
  3. Go to the Metrics tab and configure the available metrics options:
  • Enable/disable system-wide time-based GPU metrics collection
  • Enable/disable GPU metrics collection by the target application
  • Enable/disable Null Hardware override support
  • Customize the System Analyzer HUD position
  • Configure the HUD metrics:
    • Drag and drop a desired metric to add it to the list of metrics to be displayed in the System Analyzer HUD from the list of available metrics to the Active HUD Metrics list. You can select up to four metrics that are overlaid on your running application.
    • To change the metrics that are displayed, you can remove a metric from the Active HUD Metrics list by dragging and dropping this metric back to the list of available HUD metrics; or reorder the Active HUD Metrics list by dragging and dropping a desired metric over another active metric; or hover over the metric to be removed, and then click the X button.

Changing a D3D Device for the Instrumented Process

While your graphics application works with multiple D3D devices, you can change which D3D device for the instrumented process being used to collect metrics and show the System Analyzer Heads-up Display.

  1. Launch your application that works with multiple D3D devices, as described in Launching an Application.
  2. Enable the HUD Display Mode by using the Ctrl+F1 keyboard shortcut.
  3. Change D3D devices by using the Ctrl+F5 keyboard shortcut.

For example, you can change a D3D device of the instrumented process for Mozilla* Firefox*, if the System Analyzer HUD is displayed on the title bar instead of the tab of interest.

See Also

Performance Metrics Reference
Setting up Tracing Options
Setting up a Trigger
Customizing the Keyboard Shortcut Assignments
Graphics Monitor Launcher Screen
Options Screen

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