Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers (GPA), a suite of software tools created in support of the Visual Adrenaline developer program, will enable PC game developers to analyze and optimize game performance on Intel Integrated Graphics.
The Visual Adrenaline program provides tools, resources, and information for game developers, artists, and animators.
GPA offers in-depth application analysis and customization so developers can pinpoint performance bottlenecks and optimize games for Intel-based desktop PCs and laptops that use Intel’s chipsets.
The software consists of three components: System Analyzer, Frame Analyzer, and the Software Development Kit (SDK). System Analyzer delivers high-level views of overall software performance, Frame Analyzer offers in-depth frame-by-frame performance analysis and the SDK enables developers to customize the suite according to their needs. Developers have the choice to run the tools locally or remotely through a network connection.
“Game developers need simple, yet powerful tools which enable them to create games that look real, act real, and feel real,” said Elliot Garbus, VP and general manager of Intel’s Visual Computing Software Division.
GPA offers the ability to analyze graphics performance on current Intel integrated graphics chipsets and processors, including the Intel Core i7 Processor. It’s available free of charge to Visual Adrenaline members and can be purchased by non-members for $299 through the Intel Business Exchange.