Kingsoft made extensive use of Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) to craft their latest release of JX3 Online*, a 3D MMORPG. This article describes the steps Kingsoft used that led to a measured 2.1x increase in frames per second.
This article looks at optimizing Gas Powered Games' Demigod using Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA), a utility for analyzing graphics performance on Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Series 4 and other supported Intel Graphics chipsets.
GSC Game World is one of the leading game development studios in Eastern Europe. GSC's programmers used Intel GPA to optimize S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. This article discusses specific methods GSC used to identify bottlenecks and optimize the game.
The last decade has seen tremendous advances in the field of computer graphics. This article presents an overview of common graphics pipeline bottlenecks and explains how recent advances in DirectX and graphics hardware are helping to overcome them.
Fireflies demonstrates scalable ambient effects. In this sample, thousands of fireflies scatter, flock, and return to settle & form a walking character. The ambient effect uses simple AI that includes flocking & collision avoidance with terrain & trees.
Fireflies - это пример реализации масштабируемых амбиентных эффектов. Тысячи светлячков разлетаются и собираются вновь, образуя шагающую фигуру. Программа сама определяет количество воспроизводимых элементов для поддержания уровня производительности.
This paper describes how we successfully optimized an existing graphics demo, named Ocean Fog, for our latest processors with Intel® Processor Graphics to achieve a 4x performance boost. Performance analysis was done using Intel® GPA.
"MAXIS*-mizing" Darkspore*: A Case Study of Graphic Analysis and Optimizations in Maxis’* Deferred Renderer2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors fundamentally changed the PC gaming landscape. Intel® GPA 4.0 provides full support for this next generation of processors. The Darkspore* team at Maxis used GPA to optimize their game for the new processor graphics.
Intel® GPA Platform Analyzer is an instrumentation-based tool. The Intel® GPA instrumentation API provides functionality to describe various constructs such as dependencies between tasks. This paper describes how to instrument your code to use this tool.