Hello. I’m wondering if there’s any way to control the GPU performance level beyond either adaptive or maximum performance. Specifically, if there’s any way I can limit the performance level to 0 or 1 when I’m not doing any GPU intensive tasks. I’m using the 1060 in a laptop and even light browsing causes it to often jump to performance level 4, taking about 10-20 seconds of inactivity to drop back to performance level 0.
This makes the device I’m using get uncomfortably hot and drains the battery far quicker than ideal.
Things I have tried to no success:
Setting the power level or clock speed with nvidia SMI. Neither is supported.
These options in xorg.conf. They do nothing
Option "Coolbits" "13" Option "RegistryDwords" "PowerMizerEnable=0x1; PerfLevelSrc=0x2222; PowerMizerLevel=0x3;PowerMizerDefault=0x3; PowerMizerDefaultAC=0x3"
Changing the PowerMizer. I can only do Adaptive, Auto (which does Adaptive), or Performance.
Changing the graphics clock offset or memory transfer offset, neither can be set to the low levels that performance level 0 gives me.