Why is my RX 6800 pushing 330w?

1 : Anonymous2021/09/28 19:18 ID: pxdmym
Why is my RX 6800 pushing 330w?
2 : Anonymous2021/09/29 00:55 ID: henzqus

Hi, a while ago I made a comment on this here

it seems that Radeon Software and other applications like GPU-Z are reporting incorrect GPU power consumption figures on 21.9.2.

This cannot be observed on the 21.8.2 WHQL driver. I validated this with some benchmark runs (gaming and synthetic) and a socket wattmeter to measure any difference in total system power consumption (for which there was none between the two aformentioned drivers).

I wouldn't worry - this isn't a case of new world bricking your GPUs like from a few months ago with those EVGA 3090s.

Hopefully this reporting bug can be fixed

ID: heoldj8

Does it always report incorrect figures, or is it just random spikes sometimes? I have a 6600 XT and I'm wondering if my current power usage on 21.9.2 is higher than normal or not.

ID: hep757a

I generally observed a persistent offset but there were also reporting spikes. None of this was true to the power usage from the wall in any case.

Your GPU won't be using more power under load on 21.9.2

ID: hepdxsq

Can confirm. 6900xt red devil reporting numbers way above normal via all software monitoring. I WISH those were true numbers but I haven't jacked around with watman yet.

3 : Anonymous2021/09/28 19:22 ID: hemrc6e

Did you increase the power limits?

ID: hemsw7b

Its a stock card, fan curve has been changed to be more aggressive.

ID: hen70q7

Reference design or partner card?

4 : Anonymous2021/09/28 20:31 ID: hen0scl

Check HWinfo64.

5 : Anonymous2021/09/28 19:28 ID: hems8mn

This is the game that killed those bad 3090s, right?

ID: heon0wz

24 total EVGA cards died…And EVGA has fully admitted it was a manufacturing flaw.

That story is about the most overblown overreaction ever concerning pc flaws.

ID: henj2ql

which game is it

ID: henjcbn

New World

ID: henjckf

No, every card has firmware/driver limits and New World shouldn't be held responsible for EVGAs failure.

It's bad form to have uncapped fps menus, but the cards dying was due to a defect, and triggered by a near firmware limit power draw. It's up to the manufacturer or AIB partner to ensure their limits and quality standards.

ID: hepikdg

EVGA breaking was a manufacturing problem not a software problem from New World.

ID: hen1yiv


ID: henm7b8

So the answer is just yes, the person you replied to specified that the 3090s were bad.

ID: hencvuh

This. IIRC they even 'fixed' it by capping the menu items that were supposedly going uncapped.

It's kind of like the entire game engine is being developed as they make the game. lol

ID: heoh5rb

No. It was a bad batch of GPUs with bad soldering. It could have died at any point. The timing just made it so it was New World that was popular at that moment.

6 : Anonymous2021/09/28 20:55 ID: hen441g

Limit your fps.

ID: hen5goo

Limited to 60hz using rtss

ID: henkxcr

Just use Radeon chill. Have mine set with lower bound of 119fps and upper limit of 164fps. This keeps it near the refresh rate without dropping so low that I'd notice it in games.

7 : Anonymous2021/09/28 21:06 ID: hen5re3

Probably a senso

related bug

8 : Anonymous2021/09/29 02:08 ID: heo92hb

New Drivers seemed to have messed up any program measuring power consumption. I've separately noticed on my 6800xt weird readings, and random high spikes that are higher then my cards TGP limit. It seems confirmed by others to be reporting error.

9 : Anonymous2021/09/28 20:33 ID: hen11k0

This is post 21.9.1 driver The cards are in fact pulling a lot more power than before My 6800xt spikes to 370 during benchmarks after 21.9.1

ID: hen90bd

Can confirm, 6800xt pulls on spikes 400w.

It pulled max 310 on the last stable driver (2-3 months ago)..

Dunno what changed!

ID: henagk7

400W? Do you have an aftermarket card with a higher power limit?

ID: henhk73

If this is true then there are big overclock potentials for the card as power limit was the limiting factor for (non AIB OC cards) to essentially oc 6800xt’s to 6900xt performance

Edit: some searching and seems to possibly be a reporting issue with the new driver, someone with a wall meter should check it out though

ID: heoyq7p

More than likely your power consumption is not accurate.

ID: henzt2h

This is untrue:

/comments/psjgfv/radeon_software_adrenalin_2192_release_notes/hdv9t4y/" class="reddit-press-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.reddit.com//comments/psjgfv/radeon_software_adrenalin_2192_release_notes/hdv9t4y/

ID: heo4i1e

Yep, I can confirm - also checked with my Kill-A-Watt. Same power draw as before.

ID: heog7lu

Then it might be just a reporting error, thanks for clarifying.

ID: heoh5a3

The software is broken and is reporting incorrect values. It has no bearing on how much the card is actually using. 21.9.1/2 drivers are bugged that's all.

10 : Anonymous2021/09/28 19:28 ID: hems9jp

What game is that?

ID: hemsv23

New World, also happens in Hunt: Showdown, Kena and Lost in Random, it aint specific to the game.

Has started happening since 21.9.1

(I'm currently on 21.9.2)

ID: hen24po

Same for me. I had to roll back to 21.8.2. You'll also notice that idle power consumption is higher with 21.9.1/2.

11 : Anonymous2021/09/28 22:23 ID: hengafl

GPU’s run wild in loading screens. Use a frame rate cap if it annoys you.

ID: heommiv

For whatever reason, radeonchill doesn't work in loading menus for me. Particularly old games where the frame rate will be 500-1500.

ID: hep4fia

FRTC is still there, it's in global settings now though, you unfortunately can't set it per game.

But if you cap to 300fps, you'll keep the card from running wild whilst still allowing decent load times (many old games have load times tied tobottnecked by framerate...)

12 : Anonymous2021/09/28 22:38 ID: heni6kf

Transient power spikes are meaningless, unless you have a terrible PSU. Your card is not drawing 330W sustained.

13 : Anonymous2021/09/28 19:54 ID: hemvyos

What does Hwinfo64 say?

14 : Anonymous2021/09/28 21:26 ID: hen8m6e

What everyone else said. Every new driver update i run timespy on my 6900 reference card. Afterburner reported over 400w and hwinfo64 reported 419w. All i did was a small 300w in more power tools and +10 on the slider. Give it time.

15 : Anonymous2021/09/28 22:32 ID: henhha5

21.9.2 known issue. The card isn‘t actually drawing that much.

16 : Anonymous2021/09/28 22:46 ID: henja9p


17 : Anonymous2021/09/29 02:24 ID: heob6cv

I've been seeing some reviews saying these cards can have spikes of up to 350w, I guess it's within normal spec.. (for the card)

18 : Anonymous2021/09/29 05:01 ID: heos7t8

28amp draw on the 12v rail sounds normal.

19 : Anonymous2021/09/29 07:07 ID: hep2f10

Use Radeon Chill, set it to the max and min refresh rate of your screen.

Basically, the card is pushing max fps on the loading screen. At least it isn't dying like the EVGA cards.

20 : Anonymous2021/09/29 08:17 ID: hep765n

wrong telemetry reporting data

also it seems that you raised the frequency of the update interval

the card can't overtake the power limit set in the vbios

21 : Anonymous2021/09/29 13:08 ID: hepv4a8

Software numbers are always off, you need a power meter plug thing to get a better idea or go full on and get some kit to check power use.

22 : Anonymous2021/09/29 15:31 ID: heqei2u

Most hardware consuming menu in the world.


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