User Guide

  • 2022.3
  • 09/27/2022
  • Public Content

Graphics Frame Analyzer Window: Open Frame Capture

To access this window, right-click the Graphics Monitor icon in the taskbar notification area and select
Graphics Frame Analyzer
. You can also run
Graphics Frame Analyzer
from the Windows* Start menu or Apps view.
Use this window to open previously captured frame files and streams for profiling. You can preview all the frames and streams available on your host system:
Frame Capture Thumbnails
Select the capture you want to profile. By default, this field lists all frame and stream captures located in your Intel® GPA home directory
. You can sort and filter the files by the API type or date using the corresponding buttons or using the
Filter by
field. If all the capture files on your system are of the same type, the API type tabs are hidden.
The currently selected file capture is highlighted with a blue border and appears in the preview pane.
Capture file thumbnails are marked with the following icons:
  • Frame
  • Stream
  • Invalid file
To delete capture files, hover the mouse pointer over a capture file thumbnail and click the
button in the top right-hand corner of the thumbnail. Confirm your choice by clicking
on the thumbnail.
You can pin favorite capture files to the top of the list by clicking the
button in the top left-hand corner of the thumbnail.
Preview the selected file capture. This field shows the buffer image and the following file capture properties:
  • File name
  • API used
  • Screen resolution
  • Name of the device on which the file was captured
  • GPU details
If you are trying to open a stream captured on a different GPU or using a different graphics driver version, you will see the warning that it can be a cause of unpredictable playback failure.
To rename the selected capture file, you can click its filename and enter a new value.
to open the selected capture file in the
Multiframe View
window for streams or in the
Profiling View
window for frames. To open the storage directory of the selected file capture, click the button.
Choose Target System
  • Select the target system or GPU against which to test the capture files by clicking this button and selecting the required system or GPU from the list. By default, Graphics Frame Analyzer uses your local host system (this PC).
  • To add a remote target system to the list, click this button and enter the IP address of the target system in the field on the bottom of the list. Optionally, you can set an alias for the remote system in the
    Enter device name
See the Intel® GPA messages or notifications, if there are any.
Run Graphics Monitor
Click to capture new frames and streams with Graphics Monitor.
Add Capture Files Location
Click to open additional folder with capture files. Capture files from the opened folder are listed under the
Current folder
. To change the
Current folder
, change the
Capture Files Location
in the Graphics Monitor
Open the currently selected capture file to start profiling.
Show in Folder
Open the storage directory of the selected capture file.
Manage Graphics Frame Analyzer settings:
  • Enable/disable checking for the newest available version of Graphics Frame Analyzer.
    During this check, Graphics Frame Analyzer collects information about your host system. No personally identifiable information is collected.
    If a newer version of the product is available, an exclamation mark in a red circle appears on the
    button. To download the update, click the
    button and select the available version from the context menu.
  • Change color schema and user interface scale
Send feedback
Open a form to send feedback to the Intel® GPA technical support.
Open Intel® GPA online documentation.

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