Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers: Which Tools Are Available on My Platform?

Introduction

Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) have been created to help graphics developers analyze and optimize the performance of Microsoft DirectX* applications, Android* OpenGL* ES applications, and OpenGL* 3.3, 4.0 and 4.1 Core Profile applications.

You can download the Intel® GPA from the Intel GPA site.

The rest of this article describes the different tools and how to download the product for your development platform.

Tool Details

The different tools within Intel® GPA are based upon different logical analysis tasks that are typically performed by graphics application developers:

  • System Analyzer or System Analyzer HUD
    • These tools allow for application-specific, real-time CPU/GPU analysis. Available performance overrides can pinpoint system performance issues, and can help determine whether your application is CPU-bound or GPU-bound.
  • Graphics Frame Analyzer for DirectX* and Graphics Frame Analyzer for OpenGL*
    • Use these tools to perform a deep-dive frame analysis of workloads, asset exploration, and shader editing. Various performance overrides can help pinpoint specific performance issues in the rendering pipeline.
  • Platform Analyzer
    • This tool is a powerful component for trace analysis of CPU/GPU performance metrics, API call tracing, code execution, CPU/GPU usage, and task data. You can also debug task synchronization issues across multiple CPUs and the GPU.

The available tools depend upon your target graphics system and the host system that you use for development. The table below illustrates the details:

Host System Tools for 
Windows* DirectX* Targets
Tools for 
Android* OpenGL* ES Targets
Tools for 
Ubuntu* OpenGL* Targets
Windows* OS
  • System Analyzer
  • System Analyzer HUD
  • Graphics Frame Analyzer for DirectX*
  • Platform Analyzer
  • System Analyzer
  • Graphics Frame Analyzer for OpenGL*
  • Platform Analyzer

 

(not available)

OS X*

 

(not available)

  • System Analyzer
  • Graphics Frame Analyzer for OpenGL*
  • Platform Analyzer

 

(not available)

Ubuntu* OS

 

(not available)

  • System Analyzer
  • Graphics Frame Analyzer for OpenGL*
  • Platform Analyzer
  • System Analyzer
  • Graphics Frame Analyzer for OpenGL*

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For more information about Intel® GPA (including pointers to product documentation, support options, and related products), see the Intel GPA Home Page.

For information about specific OS versions that are supported, see the Release Notes.

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