User Guide

  • 2022.4
  • 12/15/2022
  • Public Content

Graphics Monitor Window: Desktop Applications Tab

Use the
Desktop Applications
tab to specify a desktop app, configure and launch graphics performance analysis with Intel® GPA.
To access the configuration, click the
Desktop Applications
tab on the Graphics Monitor Configuration Window.
Graphics Monitor: Desktop Applications Tab
Configure the following analysis settings:
  • Applications list
    shows a list of recently run applications. Each application is represented by its icon, name, and/or command-line arguments. You can remove an application from the list by hovering the cursor over the application name and clicking the X button. By default, for Windows* OS host this field has a DirectX* 11 sample application that is supplied with Intel® GPA.
  • Application Executable with Command Line Arguments
    field shows the path and file name of the application you want to analyze; it also allows adding command-line options for the analyzed application.
    If a command-line argument is specified and a path to an executable contains spaces, put the path in quotation marks.
  • Working Directory
    field shows the directory in which the application is to be run. This is useful for games that use a launcher or mission packs located in a different directory than the game files.
  • Use the
    Environment Variables
    field to set environment variables.
  • Use the
    button to open the Graphics Monitor Window: Options Dialog Box.
  • Use the
    Application Startup Mode
    drop-down list to choose one of the following modes to launch an application:
    • Frame
      : Choose this mode to capture a frame for a DirectX (Windows*) or OpenGL* (Ubuntu*) application
    • Stream
      : Choose this mode to capture a multi-frame stream for a DirectX 11/12 (Windows*) or Vulkan* application
    • Trace
      : Choose this mode to capture a trace for a DirectX, Vulkan* (Windows*) or OpenGL* (Ubuntu*) application
  • Click the
    button to launch the selected application.

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