System: OpenSuSE Tumbleweed, Kernel 6.6.3
Hardware: RTX4070, Ryzen 5600X3D, Thermaltake BM3 (650W)
DM: KDE 5 Plasma
Brand-new system and I can’t get the GPU past 50-60W out of a max draw of 200W, even under full load with unigen-valley for benchmarking. Information came from nvidia-smi. Applications which report card status in a human-readable way (like world of warcraft) identify the card as being in low power mode. All of this passes the eye test because I see significant performance issues in the benchmark and never hear the fans spin up (smi reports them never getting past 30%). During this, nvidia-smi reports that the driver is moving between performance modes between 8 and 1, but with no increase in power draw or performance.
I’ve tried reseating and replacing the PCI-e cable (this model is a single 8-pin) with no luck. This is a new install with all new hardware.