Counter Properties Window in PVRTune

The PVRTune GUI displays a wide range of information associated with counters. By exploring the properties of a counter, it becomes possible to learn more about its description, implications when a high value is recorded, amongst others.

The most recently selected counter is displayed in the Properties window. This window captures some basic details including the counter name, associated colour, and the maximum value of the Y-axis on the graph view.



Change the Colour of a Counter

The colour of a counter can be customised through the following steps:

  1. Identify the counter of interest from the Counter Table window.

  2. Select the counter by clicking on it. This will display the properties of the counter in the Properties window.

  3. Select the colour icon associated with the counter (see (a) in the image). This will open a colour picket from which a suitable subsistute colour can be chosen.

  4. Select the desired colour from the picker.

  5. Select OK to close the picker and finish.

Change the Y-Axis Scaling of a Counter

The ability to change the Y-axis scaling of a counter allows small and large value plots to be scaled for visibility and interpretation. This can be achieved by using the Y Axis field provided in the Counter Properties window (see (c) in the image). For particularly large value plots, enter a large scale. For very small value plots, such as frame time, it may be necessary to enter a fractional value.

View the Description of a Counter

The counter description is very important as it helps data interpretation and analysis. To view the description of a counter:

  1. Identify the counter of interest from the Counter Table window.

  2. Select the counter by clicking on it. This will display the properties of the counter in the Properties Window.

  3. Interpret the detailed information provided (see (b) in the image).