Using Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE to Tune Software on the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family

Download this guide (see Article Attachments, below) to learn how to identify performance issues on software running on the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family (based on Intel® Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge). The guide explains the new Intel Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge – General Exploration Analysis viewpoint available in Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE Update 3. It also walks through some of the most common performance issues that the VTune Amplifier XE interface highlights, what each issue means, and some suggested ways to fix them.

For other tuning guides, please visit our Processor-specific Performance Analysis web page.

Note: New version posted 11/11/2011!

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View recordings of 2 webinars that walk through the first and second halves of this guide.  You must register for each webinar to view the recordings.
Part 1 - Interface and Methodology - 1 hr - Register Here
Part 2 - Common Issues - 1 hr - Register Here

Or watch the video series that accompanies this guide, beginning here.

Download PDFUsing_Intel_VTune_Amplifier_XE_on_2nd_Gen_Intel_Core_Family.pdf

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1 comment

fernandg's picture


The formulas for Cache Misses show events that don't exist on the Dev Manual 3B for Sandy Bridge. Are the following equivalences true?


I guess my main concern is if the _PS suffix changes the meaning of the events (e.g. resolution).


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