Graphics, Profiling, Debugging and Analysis

Executable crash when analyzing application


I've just updated one of my computer (running Win7 x64 SP1 with NVidia driver 344.11 ) with GPA 2014 R3

and VTune installed

launching my EXE (x86) with the Graphic Monitor "analyse application" gives a crash in tpsstool.dll (seems to come from vtune)

if I select the entry "disable tracing" in the "Preferences" of "Graphic Monitor", crash doesn't occur anymore.

There was no crash with GPA 2014 R1 (same OS, same Nvidia driver, same executable)

Unable to Run Samples or My Application

I installed the analyzer and attempted to run my project through it.

The project is a havok vision game and it boots up when I click run, but immediately stops working. Clicking the exe directly runs it fine.

I then tried to run the included City Racer and gpassample.exe through the tool and neither open up.

The exe's themselves will run fine directly but selecting run through the tool the mouse cursor goes to a brief loading animation like it's doing something but then nothing happens. The application never launches.

"This platform is not debuggable" error with Android* tablets


I'm trying to connect GPA to a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition).

Model - SM-P605

Chip - Snapdragon 800, Krait 400(CPU), Adreno330(GPU).

I get the following message 'Cannot run application. This platform is not debuggable. Contact the Intel GPA support team.'.

I've successfully managed to connect to other variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.


Stuart Leonardi


Multiple Swapchains


I am curious about what GPA considers as a Frame in a DirectX application. When you record a frame for analysis, what event is considered to be the start and the end of the frame. I am guessing GPA records the events between the next two Presents. If this is the case how does it deal with applications with multiple swapchains? I checked the forum for an answer on the subject, but I couldn't find any.

GPA System Analyzer for Android can't analyze apps on NVidia SHIELD


I was trying to run Intel GPA System Analyzer to get a frame of my game running on Android, and it was having a problem running the application. I am able to connect, but when I try to run the application I want to profile, it puts an an error at the top saying "Application Error: Failed to connect to the application. Contact the Intel GPA support team."


Thank you!

Raw data from gpa_trace files


Is there a way to extract the raw data (say in plain txt format) from the gpa_trace files generated by the system analyzer? My requirement is that I would like to process the raw data through my own scripts/programs. I am aware of platform analyzer, but the issue I see there is that it is designed more for visual analysis.

- Kunal

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