Supported Platforms and Applications

Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) support multiple host and target operating systems. The following table summarizes the supported platforms.


  • Target Platform - the system where your game runs.
  • Host Platform - the system you use to analyze your application. One or more Intel® GPA tools run on this system.
  • Target Application - types of supported applications running on the target system.

Target Platform

Host Platform

Target Application

Windows* 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Windows* 7 SP1, 8 8.1, 10

DirectX* 9, 9Ex, 10.0, 10.1, 11.0

Windows* 8.1, 10

Windows* 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10

DirectX* 9, 9Ex, 10.0, 10.1, 11.0, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4

Windows* 10

Windows* 10

DirectX* 12, 12.1, Vulkan

Ubuntu* 16.04 and 18.04


Ubuntu* 16.04 and 18.04


OpenGL* 3.2, 3.3, 4.0, 4.1 Core Profile; Vulkan on Ubuntu 18.04

macOS* 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14

macOS* 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14

OpenGL* 3.2, 3.3, 4.0, 4.1 Core Profile or

Metal* 1 and 2

  • Intel® Processor Graphics dedicates a portion of system memory for use by the graphics hardware.  
  • Intel® GPA is not supported on 32-bit host systems. Due to the intensive nature of graphics analysis, Intel® GPA runs best on 64-bit operating systems with at least 4GB of physical memory. If you need to analyze a Microsoft DirectX* application on a 32-bit target system, follow the instructions in this article.
  • To run Intel® GPA on hybrid graphics solutions (a combination of Intel Processor Graphics and third-party discrete graphics), you must first disable one of the graphics solutions.
  • System Analyzer HUD is only available for analyzing Microsoft* DirectX* workloads on Windows* OS. You cannot use this tool for analyzing OpenGL* workloads.
  • Intel® GPA does not support the following Windows* OS configurations: all server editions, Windows* 8 RT, or Windows* 7 starter kit. For details, please see this article.
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