Why cannot NVIDIA users enforce the lowest performance level/maximum power savings on the desktop?
When I had a 8800GT GPU I simply used nvclock to power down my GPU:
nvidia-settings -a GPUOverclockingState=1 -a GPU2DClockFreqs=165,237 -a GPU3DClockFreqs=165,237 or with older drivers: nvclock -f -m 200 -n 150
and it worked beautifully.
With Kepler overclocking is no more and we are allowed only three power unfriendly modes: Auto, Adaptive and Maximum Performance.
Please, allow us to have and use “Maximum power saving” mode on the desktop.