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Intel Ivy Bridge Microarchitecture events

This is a list of all Intel Ivy Bridge Microarchitecture performance counter event types. Please see Intel Architecture Developer's Manual Volume 3B, Appendix A and Intel Architecture Optimization Reference Manual (730795-001).

NameDescriptionCounters usableUnit mask options
CPU_CLK_UNHALTED Clock cycles when not halted all
UNHALTED_REFERENCE_CYCLES Unhalted reference cycles all 0x01: No unit mask
INST_RETIRED number of instructions retired all
LLC_MISSES Last level cache demand requests from this core that missed the LLC all 0x41: No unit mask
LLC_REFS Last level cache demand requests from this core all 0x4f: No unit mask
BR_INST_RETIRED number of branch instructions retired all
BR_MISS_PRED_RETIRED number of mispredicted branches retired (precise) all
ld_blocks Blocked loads all 0x02: (name=store_forward) loads blocked by overlapping with store buffer that cannot be forwarded
misalign_mem_ref Misaligned memory references all 0x01: (name=loads) Speculative cache line split load uops dispatched to L1 cache
0x02: (name=stores) Speculative cache line split STA uops dispatched to L1 cache
ld_blocks_partial Partial loads all 0x01: (name=address_alias) False dependencies in MOB due to partial compare on address
dtlb_load_misses D-TLB misses all 0x81: (name=demand_ld_miss_causes_a_walk) Demand load Miss in all translation lookaside buffer (TLB) levels causes an page walk of any page size.
0x82: (name=demand_ld_walk_completed) Demand load Miss in all translation lookaside buffer (TLB) levels causes a page walk that completes of any page size.
0x84: (name=demand_ld_walk_duration) Demand load cycles page miss handler (PMH) is busy with this walk.
int_misc Instruction decoder events all 0x03: (name=recovery_cycles) Number of cycles waiting for the checkpoints in Resource Allocation Table (RAT) to be recovered after Nuke due to all other cases except JEClear (e.g. whenever a ucode assist is needed like SSE exception, memory disambiguation, etc...)
0x03: (name=recovery_stalls_count) Number of occurences waiting for the checkpoints in Resource Allocation Table (RAT) to be recovered after Nuke due to all other cases except JEClear (e.g. whenever a ucode assist is needed like SSE exception, memory disambiguation, etc...)
uops_issued Uops issued all 0x01: (name=any) Uops that Resource Allocation Table (RAT) issues to Reservation Station (RS)
0x01: (name=stall_cycles) Cycles when Resource Allocation Table (RAT) does not issue Uops to Reservation Station (RS) for the thread
0x01: (name=core_stall_cycles) Cycles when Resource Allocation Table (RAT) does not issue Uops to Reservation Station (RS) for all threads
0x10: (name=flags_merge) Number of flags-merge uops being allocated.
0x20: (name=slow_lea) Number of slow LEA uops being allocated. A uop is generally considered SlowLea if it has 3 sources (e.g. 2 sources + immediate) regardless if as a result of LEA instruction or not.
0x40: (name=single_mul) Number of Multiply packed/scalar single precision uops allocated
arith Arithmetic all 0x01: (name=fpu_div_active) Cycles when divider is busy executing divide operations
0x04: (name=fpu_div) Divide operations executed
l2_rqsts L2 cache requests all 0x01: (name=demand_data_rd_hit) Demand Data Read requests that hit L2 cache
0x03: (name=all_demand_data_rd) Demand Data Read requests
0x04: (name=rfo_hit) RFO requests that hit L2 cache
0x08: (name=rfo_miss) RFO requests that miss L2 cache
0x0c: (name=all_rfo) RFO requests to L2 cache
0x10: (name=code_rd_hit) L2 cache hits when fetching instructions, code reads.
0x20: (name=code_rd_miss) L2 cache misses when fetching instructions
0x30: (name=all_code_rd) L2 code requests
0x40: (name=pf_hit) Requests from the L2 hardware prefetchers that hit L2 cache
0x80: (name=pf_miss) Requests from the L2 hardware prefetchers that miss L2 cache
0xc0: (name=all_pf) Requests from L2 hardware prefetchers
l2_store_lock_rqsts L2 cache store lock requests all 0x01: (name=miss) RFOs that miss cache lines
0x08: (name=hit_m) RFOs that hit cache lines in M state
0x0f: (name=all) RFOs that access cache lines in any state
l2_l1d_wb_rqsts writebacks from L1D to the L2 cache all 0x01: (name=miss) Count the number of modified Lines evicted from L1 and missed L2. (Non-rejected WBs from the DCU.)
0x04: (name=hit_e) Not rejected writebacks from L1D to L2 cache lines in E state
0x08: (name=hit_m) Not rejected writebacks from L1D to L2 cache lines in M state
0x0f: (name=all) Not rejected writebacks from L1D to L2 cache lines in any state.
l1d_pend_miss L1D miss oustandings 2 0x01: (name=pending) L1D miss oustandings duration in cycles
0x01: (name=pending_cycles) Cycles with L1D load Misses outstanding.
0x01: (name=occurences) This event counts the number of L1D misses outstanding, using an edge detect to count transitions.
dtlb_store_misses Store misses in all DTLB levels that cause page walks all 0x01: (name=miss_causes_a_walk) Store misses in all DTLB levels that cause page walks
0x02: (name=walk_completed) Store misses in all DTLB levels that cause completed page walks
0x04: (name=walk_duration) Cycles when PMH is busy with page walks
0x10: (name=stlb_hit) Store operations that miss the first TLB level but hit the second and do not cause page walks
load_hit_pre Load dispatches that hit fill buffer all 0x01: (name=sw_pf) Not software-prefetch load dispatches that hit forward buffer allocated for software prefetch
0x02: (name=hw_pf) Not software-prefetch load dispatches that hit forward buffer allocated for hardware prefetch
l1d L1D data line replacements all 0x01: (name=replacement) L1D data line replacements
move_elimination Integer move elimination all 0x01: (name=int_not_eliminated) Number of integer Move Elimination candidate uops that were not eliminated.
0x02: (name=simd_not_eliminated) Number of SIMD Move Elimination candidate uops that were not eliminated.
0x04: (name=int_eliminated) Number of integer Move Elimination candidate uops that were eliminated.
0x08: (name=simd_eliminated) Number of SIMD Move Elimination candidate uops that were eliminated.
cpl_cycles Unhalted core cycles qualified by ring all 0x01: (name=ring0) Unhalted core cycles when the thread is in ring 0
0x01: (name=ring0_trans) Number of intervals between processor halts while thread is in ring 0
0x02: (name=ring123) Unhalted core cycles when thread is in rings 1, 2, or 3
rs_events Reservation station all 0x01: (name=empty_cycles) Cycles when Reservation Station (RS) is empty for the thread
tlb_access TLB access all 0x04: (name=load_stlb_hit) Load operations that miss the first DTLB level but hit the second and do not cause page walks
offcore_requests_outstanding Offcore outstanding transactions all 0x01: (name=demand_data_rd) Offcore outstanding Demand Data Read transactions in uncore queue.
0x01: (name=cycles_with_demand_data_rd) Cycles when offcore outstanding Demand Data Read transactions are present in SuperQueue (SQ), queue to uncore
0x02: (name=demand_code_rd) Offcore outstanding code reads transactions in SuperQueue (SQ), queue to uncore, every cycle
0x04: (name=demand_rfo) Offcore outstanding RFO store transactions in SuperQueue (SQ), queue to uncore
0x04: (name=cycles_with_demand_rfo) Offcore outstanding demand rfo reads transactions in SuperQueue (SQ), queue to uncore, every cycle
0x08: (name=all_data_rd) Offcore outstanding cacheable Core Data Read transactions in SuperQueue (SQ), queue to uncore
0x08: (name=cycles_with_data_rd) Cycles when offcore outstanding cacheable Core Data Read transactions are present in SuperQueue (SQ), queue to uncore
lock_cycles Locked cycles all 0x01: (name=split_lock_uc_lock_duration) Cycles when L1 and L2 are locked due to UC or split lock
0x02: (name=cache_lock_duration) Cycles when L1D is locked
idq Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) all 0x02: (name=empty) Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) empty cycles
0x04: (name=mite_uops) Uops delivered to Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) from MITE path
0x04: (name=mite_cycles) Cycles when uops are being delivered to Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) from MITE path
0x08: (name=dsb_uops) Uops delivered to Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) from the Decode Stream Buffer (DSB) path
0x08: (name=dsb_cycles) Cycles when uops are being delivered to Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) from Decode Stream Buffer (DSB) path
0x10: (name=ms_dsb_uops) Uops initiated by Decode Stream Buffer (DSB) that are being delivered to Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) while Microcode Sequenser (MS) is busy
0x10: (name=ms_dsb_cycles) Cycles when uops initiated by Decode Stream Buffer (DSB) are being delivered to Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) while Microcode Sequenser (MS) is busy
0x10: (name=ms_dsb_occur) Deliveries to Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) initiated by Decode Stream Buffer (DSB) while Microcode Sequenser (MS) is busy
0x18: (name=all_dsb_cycles_any_uops) Cycles Decode Stream Buffer (DSB) is delivering any Uop
0x18: (name=all_dsb_cycles_4_uops) Cycles Decode Stream Buffer (DSB) is delivering 4 Uops
0x20: (name=ms_mite_uops) Uops initiated by MITE and delivered to Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) while Microcode Sequenser (MS) is busy
0x24: (name=all_mite_cycles_any_uops) Cycles MITE is delivering any Uop
0x24: (name=all_mite_cycles_4_uops) Cycles MITE is delivering 4 Uops
0x30: (name=ms_uops) Uops delivered to Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) while Microcode Sequenser (MS) is busy
0x30: (name=ms_cycles) Cycles when uops are being delivered to Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) while Microcode Sequenser (MS) is busy
0x3c: (name=mite_all_uops) Uops delivered to Instruction Decode Queue (IDQ) from MITE path
icache Instruction cache all 0x02: (name=misses) Instruction cache, streaming buffer and victim cache misses
itlb_misses Misses at all ITLB levels that cause page walks all 0x01: (name=miss_causes_a_walk) Misses at all ITLB levels that cause page walks
0x02: (name=walk_completed) Misses in all ITLB levels that cause completed page walks
0x04: (name=walk_duration) Cycles when PMH is busy with page walks
0x10: (name=stlb_hit) Operations that miss the first ITLB level but hit the second and do not cause any page walks
ild_stall Stalls caused by changing prefix length of the instruction. all 0x01: (name=lcp) Stalls caused by changing prefix length of the instruction.
0x04: (name=iq_full) Stall cycles because IQ is full
br_inst_exec Branch instructions all 0x41: (name=nontaken_conditional) Not taken macro-conditional branches
0x81: (name=taken_conditional) Taken speculative and retired macro-conditional branches
0x82: (name=taken_direct_jump) Taken speculative and retired macro-conditional branch instructions excluding calls and indirects
0x84: (name=taken_indirect_jump_non_call_ret) Taken speculative and retired indirect branches excluding calls and returns
0x88: (name=taken_indirect_near_return) Taken speculative and retired indirect branches with return mnemonic
0x90: (name=taken_direct_near_call) Taken speculative and retired direct near calls
0xa0: (name=taken_indirect_near_call) Taken speculative and retired indirect calls
0xc1: (name=all_conditional) Speculative and retired macro-conditional branches
0xc2: (name=all_direct_jmp) Speculative and retired macro-unconditional branches excluding calls and indirects
0xc4: (name=all_indirect_jump_non_call_ret) Speculative and retired indirect branches excluding calls and returns
0xc8: (name=all_indirect_near_return) Speculative and retired indirect return branches.
0xd0: (name=all_direct_near_call) Speculative and retired direct near calls
0xff: (name=all_branches) Speculative and retired branches
br_misp_exec Mispredicted branch instructions all 0x41: (name=nontaken_conditional) Not taken speculative and retired mispredicted macro conditional branches
0x81: (name=taken_conditional) Taken speculative and retired mispredicted macro conditional branches
0x84: (name=taken_indirect_jump_non_call_ret) Taken speculative and retired mispredicted indirect branches excluding calls and returns
0x88: (name=taken_return_near) Taken speculative and retired mispredicted indirect branches with return mnemonic
0xa0: (name=taken_indirect_near_call) Taken speculative and retired mispredicted indirect calls
0xc1: (name=all_conditional) Speculative and retired mispredicted macro conditional branches
0xc4: (name=all_indirect_jump_non_call_ret) Mispredicted indirect branches excluding calls and returns
0xff: (name=all_branches) Speculative and retired mispredicted macro conditional branches
idq_uops_not_delivered Uops not delivered by the Frontend to the Backend of the machine, while there is no Backend stall all 0x01: (name=core) Uops not delivered by the Frontend to the Backend of the machine, while there is no Backend stall
0x01: (name=cycles_le_3_uop_deliv.core) Cycles with 3 or less uops delivered by the Frontend to the Backend of the machine, while there is no Backend stall
0x01: (name=cycles_fe_was_ok) Cycles with 4 uops delivered by the Frontend to the Backend of the machine, or the Backend was stalling
0x01: (name=cycles_le_2_uop_deliv.core) Cycles with 2 or less uops delivered by the Frontend to the Backend of the machine, while there is no Backend stall
0x01: (name=cycles_le_1_uop_deliv.core) Cycles with 1 or less uops delivered by the Frontend to the Backend of the machine, while there is no Backend stall
0x01: (name=cycles_0_uops_deliv.core) Cycles with no uops delivered by the Frontend to the Backend of the machine, while there is no Backend stall
uops_dispatched_port Cycles per thread when uops are dispatched to port all 0x01: (name=port_0) Cycles per thread when uops are dispatched to port 0
0x01: (name=port_0_core) Cycles per core when uops are dispatched to port 0
0x02: (name=port_1) Cycles per thread when uops are dispatched to port 1
0x02: (name=port_1_core) Cycles per core when uops are dispatched to port 1
0x0c: (name=port_2) Cycles per thread when load or STA uops are dispatched to port 2
0x0c: (name=port_2_core) Cycles per core when load or STA uops are dispatched to port 2
0x30: (name=port_3) Cycles per thread when load or STA uops are dispatched to port 3
0x30: (name=port_3_core) Cycles per core when load or STA uops are dispatched to port 3
0x40: (name=port_4) Cycles per thread when uops are dispatched to port 4
0x40: (name=port_4_core) Cycles per core when uops are dispatched to port 4
0x80: (name=port_5) Cycles per thread when uops are dispatched to port 5
0x80: (name=port_5_core) Cycles per core when uops are dispatched to port 5
resource_stalls Resource-related stall cycles all 0x01: (name=any) Resource-related stall cycles
0x04: (name=rs) Cycles stalled due to no eligible RS entry available.
0x08: (name=sb) Cycles stalled due to no store buffers available. (not including draining form sync).
0x10: (name=rob) Cycles stalled due to re-order buffer full.
cycle_activity Cycle activity 2 0x01: (name=cycles_l2_pending) Cycles with pending L2 cache miss loads.
0x02: (name=cycles_ldm_pending) Cycles with pending memory loads.
0x04: (name=cycles_no_execute) Total execution stalls
0x05: (name=stalls_l2_pending) Execution stalls due to L2 cache misses.
0x06: (name=stalls_ldm_pending) Execution stalls due to memory subsystem.
0x08: (name=cycles_l1d_pending) Cycles with pending L1 cache miss loads.
0x0c: (name=stalls_l1d_pending) Execution stalls due to L1 data cache misses
dsb2mite_switches Decode Stream Buffer (DSB)-to-MITE switches all 0x01: (name=count) Decode Stream Buffer (DSB)-to-MITE switches
dsb_fill Decode Stream Buffer (DSB) fill all 0x08: (name=exceed_dsb_lines) Cycles when Decode Stream Buffer (DSB) fill encounter more than 3 Decode Stream Buffer (DSB) lines
itlb Instruction TLB (ITLB) all 0x01: (name=itlb_flush) Flushing of the Instruction TLB (ITLB) pages, includes 4k/2M/4M pages.
offcore_requests Uncore requests all 0x01: (name=demand_data_rd) Demand Data Read requests sent to uncore
0x02: (name=demand_code_rd) Cacheable and noncachaeble code read requests
0x04: (name=demand_rfo) Demand RFO requests including regular RFOs, locks, ItoM
0x08: (name=all_data_rd) Demand and prefetch data reads
uops_executed Uops executed all 0x01: (name=thread) Counts the number of uops to be executed per-thread each cycle.
0x01: (name=cycles_ge_1_uop_exec) Cycles where at least 1 uop was executed per-thread
0x01: (name=stall_cycles) Counts number of cycles no uops were dispatched to be executed on this thread.
0x01: (name=cycles_ge_2_uops_exec) Cycles where at least 2 uops were executed per-thread
0x01: (name=cycles_ge_3_uops_exec) Cycles where at least 3 uops were executed per-thread
0x01: (name=cycles_ge_4_uops_exec) Cycles where at least 4 uops were executed per-thread
0x02: (name=core) Number of uops executed on the core.
tlb_flush DTLB flushes all 0x01: (name=dtlb_thread) DTLB flush attempts of the thread-specific entries
0x20: (name=stlb_any) STLB flush attempts
other_assists Microcode assists. all 0x08: (name=avx_store) Number of AVX memory assist for stores. AVX microcode assist is being invoked whenever the hardware is unable to properly handle AVX-256b operations.
0x10: (name=avx_to_sse) Number of transitions from AVX-256 to legacy SSE when penalty applicable.
0x20: (name=sse_to_avx) Number of transitions from SSE to AVX-256 when penalty applicable.
uops_retired Retired uops. all 0x01: (name=all) Actually retired uops.
0x01: (name=stall_cycles) Cycles without actually retired uops.
0x01: (name=core_stall_cycles) Cycles without actually retired uops.
0x01: (name=total_cycles) Cycles with less than 10 actually retired uops.
0x02: (name=retire_slots) Retirement slots used.
machine_clears Machine clears all 0x02: (name=memory_ordering) Counts the number of machine clears due to memory order conflicts.
0x04: (name=smc) Self-modifying code (SMC) detected.
0x20: (name=maskmov) This event counts the number of executed Intel AVX masked load operations that refer to an illegal address range with the mask bits set to 0.
br_inst_retired Conditional branch instructions retired. all 0x01: (name=conditional) Conditional branch instructions retired.
0x02: (name=near_call_r3) Direct and indirect macro near call instructions retired (captured in ring 3).
0x02: (name=near_call) Direct and indirect near call instructions retired.
0x08: (name=near_return) Return instructions retired.
0x10: (name=not_taken) Not taken branch instructions retired.
0x20: (name=near_taken) Taken branch instructions retired.
0x40: (name=far_branch) Far branch instructions retired.
br_misp_retired Mispredicted conditional branch instructions retired. all 0x01: (name=conditional) Mispredicted conditional branch instructions retired.
0x20: (name=near_taken) number of near branch instructions retired that were mispredicted and taken.
fp_assist FPU assists all 0x02: (name=x87_output) Number of X87 assists due to output value.
0x04: (name=x87_input) Number of X87 assists due to input value.
0x08: (name=simd_output) Number of SIMD FP assists due to Output values
0x10: (name=simd_input) Number of SIMD FP assists due to input values
0x1e: (name=any) Cycles with any input/output SSE or FP assist
rob_misc_events ROB (Register Order Buffer) events all 0x20: (name=lbr_inserts) Count cases of saving new LBR
mem_uops_retired Memory Uops all 0x11: (name=stlb_miss_loads) Load uops with true STLB miss retired to architected path.
0x12: (name=stlb_miss_stores) Store uops with true STLB miss retired to architected path.
0x21: (name=lock_loads) Load uops with locked access retired to architected path.
0x41: (name=split_loads) Line-splitted load uops retired to architected path.
0x42: (name=split_stores) Line-splitted store uops retired to architected path.
0x81: (name=all_loads) Load uops retired to architected path with filter on bits 0 and 1 applied.
0x82: (name=all_stores) Store uops retired to architected path with filter on bits 0 and 1 applied.
mem_load_uops_retired Memory load uops all 0x01: (name=l1_hit) Retired load uops with L1 cache hits as data sources.
0x02: (name=l2_hit) Retired load uops with L2 cache hits as data sources.
0x04: (name=llc_hit) Retired load uops which data sources were data hits in LLC without snoops required.
0x40: (name=hit_lfb) Retired load uops which data sources were load uops missed L1 but hit forward buffer due to preceding miss to the same cache line with data not ready.
mem_load_uops_llc_hit_retired Memory load uops with LLC (Last Level Cache) hit all 0x01: (name=xsnp_miss) Retired load uops which data sources were LLC hit and cross-core snoop missed in on-pkg core cache.
0x02: (name=xsnp_hit) Retired load uops which data sources were LLC and cross-core snoop hits in on-pkg core cache.
0x04: (name=xsnp_hitm) Retired load uops which data sources were HitM responses from shared LLC.
0x08: (name=xsnp_none) Retired load uops which data sources were hits in LLC without snoops required.
mem_load_uops_llc_miss_retired Memory load uops with LLC (Last Level Cache) miss all 0x01: (name=local_dram) Data from local DRAM either Snoop not needed or Snoop Miss (RspI)
baclears Frontend resteering all 0x1f: (name=any) Counts the total number when the front end is resteered, mainly when the BPU cannot provide a correct prediction and this is corrected by other branch handling mechanisms at the front end.
l2_trans L2 cache transactions all 0x01: (name=demand_data_rd) Demand Data Read requests that access L2 cache
0x02: (name=rfo) RFO requests that access L2 cache
0x04: (name=code_rd) L2 cache accesses when fetching instructions
0x08: (name=all_pf) L2 or LLC HW prefetches that access L2 cache
0x10: (name=l1d_wb) L1D writebacks that access L2 cache
0x20: (name=l2_fill) L2 fill requests that access L2 cache
0x40: (name=l2_wb) L2 writebacks that access L2 cache
0x80: (name=all_requests) Transactions accessing L2 pipe
l2_lines_in L2 cache lines in all 0x01: (name=i) L2 cache lines in I state filling L2
0x02: (name=s) L2 cache lines in S state filling L2
0x04: (name=e) L2 cache lines in E state filling L2
0x07: (name=all) L2 cache lines filling L2
l2_lines_out L2 cache lines out all 0x01: (name=demand_clean) Clean L2 cache lines evicted by demand
0x02: (name=demand_dirty) Dirty L2 cache lines evicted by demand
0x04: (name=pf_clean) Clean L2 cache lines evicted by L2 prefetch
0x08: (name=pf_dirty) Dirty L2 cache lines evicted by L2 prefetch
0x0a: (name=dirty_all) Dirty L2 cache lines filling the L2
Premature optimization is the root of all evil. - Tony Hoare
2014/09/12