Intel Corp. is the world’s largest provider of graphics adapters thanks to its chipsets with built-in graphics cores, however, a lot of gamers are complaining about poor graphics performance as well as image artifacts on Intel integrated platforms. However, Intel wants to change that and on Monday announced the release of Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers (GPA), a suite of software tools created in support of the Visual Adrenaline developer program.
“The Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers suite is the only software development toolkit that provides a holistic view of system performance for games running on Intel Integrated Graphics. Solving performance bottlenecks with GPA ensures developers are delivering the best gaming experience,” said Elliot Garbus, vice president and general manager of Intel's visual computing software division.
GPA provides 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. GPA consists of three components:
- System Analyzer – delivers high-level views of overall software performance;
- Frame Analyzer – offers in-depth frame-by-frame performance analysis;
- Software Development Kit (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.
GPA offers the ability to analyze graphics performance on current Intel integrated graphics chipsets and processors, including the Intel Core i7 Processor. In the future, GPA will also support upcoming Intel graphics and many-core related products. GPA is available free of charge to Visual Adrenaline members and can be purchased by non-members for $299 through the Intel Business Exchange.
Visual Adrenaline is Intel's worldwide program for game and graphics developers. It is a one-stop shop for Intel offerings that help maximize visual computing software for better performance and faster time to market. To date, more than 800 independent software vendor members have joined, including Activision, SEGA and Ubisoft.