Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers 2017 R4 Release

Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) provides tools for graphics analysis and optimization that can help you make games and other graphics-intensive applications run even faster. The tools support the platforms based on the latest generations of Intel® Core™ and Intel Atom® processor families, for applications developed for Windows*, Android*, or Ubuntu* OS.

In this release, we have added Windows Mixed Reality profiling support, added a beta feature for profiling DirectX* 11 games with the new Graphics Frame Analyzer interface, and added a new profiling feature called Hotspot Analysis mode.

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I'm Seth Schneider, here to tell you about the exciting new features in the Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) 2017 R4 release. We've added Windows* Mixed Reality Profiling support, added a beta feature for profiling DirectX* 11 games with the new Graphics Frame Analyzer interface, and added a new profiling feature called Hotspot Analysis Mode. Remember to download Intel® GPA for free in the links provided. Intel® GPA now supports profiling Windows Mixed Reality applications directly and through the simulator. .

To analyze a WINMAR app, launch the mixed reality portal with your HMD connected and launch Graphics Monitor. Once Graphics Monitor is open, click on the Windows Store applications tab and simply select your application profile. Once GPA is injected, you can capture frames and traces for offline analysis. We have also added the ability to profile DirectX 11 applications using the DirectX 12 and OpenGL* Frame Analyzer UI as a beta feature.

This UI provides many new features to the DirectX 11 tool suite such as resource history, hotspot analysis mode, bar chart grouping features, and much more. If you have any feedback regarding the new UI, we would love to hear it on the Intel® GPA forums. In addition to the new UI, hotspot analysis mode has been enabled in Graphics Frame Analyzer. To access this mode, simply click on the flame icon in the top left hand side of the bar chart.

This mode re-orders the bar chart based on hardware bottlenecks, with the larger bottlenecks represented as the larger bars within the histogram. This mode essentially groups events by bottlenecks and/or states making it easier to identify the most impactful slowdown within the frame. Thank you for watching.

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