NOTE: As of September 19th, 2011, Intel GPA 4.1 is no longer the latest release of Intel Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel GPA). Please see this article on
the Intel GPA 4.2 release. This article is still available for those who
want to see what features were added in the Intel GPA 4.1 release.
Announcing Version 4.1 of Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel GPA)
Intel GPA is a powerful, agile developer tool
suite for analyzing and optimizing games, media, and other
graphics-intensive applications. Version 4.1 adds significant new
features to the product, based upon recommendations from graphics
developers such as yourself.
This latest release includes
includes the ability to profile browser accelerated graphics workloads
(hosted in Internet Explorer* 9, Chrome*, and FireFox* 4), OpenCL* and
Media Performance Analysis capabilities, a new hardware thread view in
Intel GPA Platform Analyzer, large file support (up to 2GB) in Intel GPA
Platform Analyzer, and various performance enhancements throughout
Intel GPA System Analyzer HUD, Intel GPA Frame Analyzer, and Intel GPA
The product is available at no charge to
members of Intel's Visual Adrenaline Developer Program. To download
Intel GPA and register for Visual Adrenaline membership, use this link. For more information on membership in this free developer program, visit the Visual Adrenaline Home Page. Additionally, Intel GPA can be purchased for $299 from this site.
For more information on this release, see the following articles:
Today, the 19th of August, we've released an update to Intel GPA 4.1 -- the update fixes two issues that may affect a small number of customers:
Intel GPA will no longer block trace file capture on systems that do not have accurate clock synchronization across system cores. This allows trace capture on older systems, but at reduced accuracy (Intel highly recommends using systems with Intel Core Processors for accurate results). See this article for more information.
In some situations the Intel GPA Platform Analyzer displayed incorrect data in the hardware view.