Intel Demos Graphics Performance Analyzer 2012 for Androidby Anand Lal Shimpi on February 26, 2012 9:47 AM EST
One of Intel's advantages as it gets into the smartphone market is its extensive software experience, particularly when it comes to performance optimization and analysis. On Monday at GDC Intel will officially unveil its Graphics Performance Analyzer for Android, allowing game developers, hardware partners and curious hardware reviewers to tap into counters on an Intel Atom SoC.
Power analysis, USSE pipe utilization and all sorts of wonderful performance/state counters are available via the tool. The GPA runs over adb on a tethered Windows machine, with minimal performance impact to the Intel Android smartphone it's attached to. The tool will obviously only work on Intel based devices and is currently limited to Intel's Android reference platform, although I would expect other derivative Atom based Android smartphones to gain support at some point.