"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 worked closely with DreamWorks Animation engineers to improve the performance of a key rendering system library by up to 35X performance improvement in some cases.
This article describes novel techniques developed to optimize DreamWork Animation's rendering, animation, and special effects applications without recompiling or relinking by preloading highly optimized libraries at run-time.
Sid Meier’s Civilization* series has a successful 20-year history. This white paper describes how Firaxis utilized Intel® GPA to ensure Civilization V (Civ5) offers the best possible mix of graphics & game performance for the vast majority of systems.
Intel GPA is a suite of graphics performance optimization tools that enables developers to visualize, isolate and resolve graphics performance issues. Improve the performance of your games with the performance analysis methods presented in this article.
This case study demonstrates how the performance of Section 8: Prejudice was increased 1.17x, from 24FPS to 28FPS on 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family using the Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (GPA) on the game’s built-in benchmark scene.
Cars, Boats and Planes: Optimizing Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for Ultrabook™ PCs with Touch and Sensors
by Brad Hill and Leigh Davies.