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When using Intel GPA, using the latest version of the graphics drivers ensures that you are getting the most accurate metrics when analyzing and optimizing your game or graphic-intensive application.
I just started to work with GPA to tune some GPGPU code which is implemented via GLSL shaders in OpenGL. I am working on Linux. I managed to do a frame capture and can browse textures, render targets etc., but I cannot see any relevant performance metrics. The "metrics" pane only has one entry, "GPU duration". But I am looking for all the pipeline, sampler, etc., utilization metrics, that can be seen in the tutorial/demo videos. I already found the "View-fine-grainded system-wide GPU metrics" button in Graphics Monitor, but toggling it did not change anything.
I recently downloaded and am experimenting with 2018 R1 and wanted to provide some feedback:
First let me say overall the tool is great and the recent updates in the UI for the DirectX 11 profiling are awesome.
What I'm struggling with currently is:
a) Getting accurate frame timings
b) Getting the hotspot analysis running
I've tried the following:
Tried updating to the latest Intel Graphics Drivers, my host machine is running an Intel HD 4600 and Geforce GTX 1070 (both opening locally and remotely)
I know Ubuntu is the only "official" supported distro, but I've been using GPA tools for years on Arch with no problem by extracting binaries from the deb. The new release is in an opaque shell script, making this rather difficult. When extracting the payload from the script to /tmp (just commenting out lines 11 and 12 so it isn't deleted and dpkg isn't run), I am unable to extract the deb because it is malformed. Maybe the Intel folks could distribute this in a more friendly way or offer access to old versions?