Intel has introduced the Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel GPA) 2012, the latest version of a tool suite to optimize gaming, media and entertainment applications performance. Intel GPA 2012 will support mobile applications for Ultrabook™ devices and Android-based smartphones and tablets for the first time.
Previously available only on PC platforms, the Intel GPA tool suite enables developers to enhance application performance on smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks and PCs. Developers can also optimize Web content for browsers that support hardware-accelerated rich media, including Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Craig Hurst (Director of Visual Computing Product Management, Intel): Gaming is one of the largest consumer segments for smartphones, but nobody wants a game that drains a smartphone battery.
The Intel GPA tool suite includes:
Intel GPA System Analyzer – Analyzes game performance and identifies potential bottlenecks that slow down performance or affect graphics.Intel® GPA
Frame Analyzer – Offers application developers deep frame analysis of individual application elements such as shaders, textures and pixel history. Intel® GPA
Platform Analyzer – Developers can visualize performance of application tasks and the effect on devices by viewing CPU metrics and graphics workloads. PC application developers can also see how their software would perform in a multi-core environment. Intel GPA Platform Analyzer has been rebuilt from the ground up for the release of Intel GPA 2012 to provide more system behavior information. Additionally, the tool is capable of handling large volumes of data to emulate application performance on an extended run.
Intel GPA Media Analyzer – When used in conjunction with Intel Media SDK, Media Analyzer enables developers to see how effectively an application uses hardware-accelerated video encode and decode in real-time.
Intel GPA 2012 is available as a free download at the Intel website here. Support for Android devices is expected to be publically released this year.