I’m sure I’m one of the first consumers actually running the RTX 3090 on Linux, so I understand that all the issues may not have been caught. And we definitely have one here.
Idle power usage is over 100W at all times. That’s insanity.
I know this is a power-hungry GPU, that’s all well and good, but not at idle when the GPU core clock is at 240MHz. At least it definitely shouldn’t be. Yet as sure as I’m standing here, I have a constant power draw of 110-115W just on the desktop doing nothing and my GPU clocks at 240 for Graphics, 240 for SM, 1290 for Video, and 9751 for Memory (no idea why the Memory is maxed out but either way that shouldn’t matter).
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I’m running the correct drivers (455.23.04), the only ones that support this card to my knowledge. I’m on kernel 5.9-rc6, but it doesn’t make a difference if I try any other kernels. I’m on KDE, but GNOME has the same issue so it’s not the desktop environment. It’s obvious it’s something with the card/drivers/VBIOS, something to do with the card itself and not the desktop environment, kernel, or anything like that.