Device GPU Introspection Tools

While we wait for Adobe’s Monocle to give us a better ability to analyze the operation of our CPUs/GPUs, here’s a few tools I heard about that will give you low-level information about what’s going on under the hood. Each of these tools will give you a visual display of what is drawn and uploaded each frame.


  • Pix LINK (Windows)
  • gDEBugger LINK, Win, Linux, Mac OS 10.6 only)
  • Adreno Profiler LINK, Android with Qualcomm GPUs)

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  1. Hey, you should mention this profilers are for the Stage3D and GPU mostly! For other cases you could use TheMiner:


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