Creating Frame and Trace Capture Files
The Intel® GPA System Analyzer enables you to create frame and trace capture files, which you can analyze with the Intel® GPA Frame Analyzer and the Intel® GPA Platform Analyzer respectively. You can share captured files with your peers or capture a files at one site, and analyze them at another.
To create a frame capture file, from the Intel GPA System Analyzer:
- click the Capture Frame button, or
- use the keyboard shortcut combination Ctrl+Shift+C.
The frame will be captured immediately.
To create a trace capture file, from the Intel GPA System Analyzer:
- click the Capture Trace button, or
- use the keyboard shortcut combination Ctrl+Shift+T.
The trace will be captured immediately.
The Intel GPA System Analyzer automatically generates a unique file name for saving the frame/trace data.
The filename consists of two fields: the name of the game executable and the capture date and time, in the format <executable name>_<date_time>.
For example: StateManager.exe_2011_02_17__11_25_14.gpa_frame, StateManager.exe_2011_02_17__11_25_14.gpa_trace.
This two-field format enables you to capture many frames/traces in a short amount of time without typing a name and overwriting the previous capture file.
All created frame and trace capture files are saved on the monitor machine with the .gpa_frame and .gpa_trace extension respectively and by default reside in the user’s home directory: on a system with Microsoft Windows Vista* OS or Microsoft Windows* 7 OS the default home directory is C:Users%USERNAME%DocumentsGPA_2012_R1.