Intel has delivered an updated Graphics Performance Analyzers to add support for Android devices powered by Atom processors.
While the world-leading chip maker did not gain much traction on the smartphone market with the San Diego, it is still ramping up efforts to allow developers in optimizing its processors.
The Graphic Performance Analyzers (GPA) maximize performance from Intel’s integrated graphics processing units (GPUs), and now comes with support for Android smartphones that use Intel Atom chips.
Based on Intel’s statement, developers can now monitor over 20 systems of measurement that cover real-time metrics of the CPU, GPU and the OpenGL ES application programming interface (API). In addition, the tool has debugging tools for Atom graphics pipeline so developers can assess performance efficiency.
Intel GPA already supports other GPUs that include Intel’s full range of HD Graphics GPUs, most notably the HD Graphics 4000 on the company’s Ivy Bridge processors.
The Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers 2012 release 4 gives the option for Android developers to install on Windows or Ubuntu Linux. Intel mentioned support for Windows 8 Release Preview.
The late entry into mobile devices suggests Intel must push harder on its developer tools to attract more developers with highly optimized Intel processors.
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