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Who cares, my electric bills are meaningless regarding my PC consumption considering I use a Washer/Drier/Water heater with 1 hour long baths/ a Big ass fridge and 5 TVs with the 220v 3000W central AC 24/7, like... Who cares?
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Originally Posted by Dargonplay View Post

Who cares, my electric bills are meaningless regarding my PC consumption considering I use a Washer/Drier/Water heater with 1 hour long baths/ a Big ass fridge and 5 TVs with the 220v 3000W central AC 24/7, like... Who cares?

My main issue with it is the excessive amount of heat it generates compared to the GPU's normal behavior.

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Originally Posted by Lxcivic2k1 View Post

I have my VG284QE 24" 144Hz monitor set to 144Hz all the time....my 980Ti still idles at 135Mhz core/200Mhz memory. Maybe old drivers?

I did not notice a driver for the 980 ti that didn't have the issue. Back when I was on my 780 and had triple screen setup there was a driver update that caused it to stop down throttling while in surround mode.


For those saying it's not an issue. You're we're talking using double the energy at best, almost triple at it's worst. That is a fairly significant increase. Hell, you're talking about it peaking around the power usage of a lower end desktop or two laptops, while the system is idle. I'm no hippy, but, in a world that is attempting to become more and more aware of wasteful energy usage, that doesn't really make sense.

Energy usage aside, the extra heat generated at idle is enough to make me not use above 120Hz on my monitor.
     
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post #33 of 131
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Never heard of high performance gaming enthusiasts complaining about power draw.

Similarly, I've never seen a compelling reason to use a 144hz monitor on an HTPC instead of a HDTV.

Seems like a rather irrelevant (and not particularly new either) discovery to be making a stink about.

Well yeah that's true but there's a limit. I mean if your system is idling and eating up power then that's just bad no matter what kind of power user you are. I could see them not caring about power usage in game, but when your desktop's idle then it should be like every other idle computer's power draw to an extent. Maybe a bit higher, but not that much higher.
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Got to agree with you there Thready. It's one thing having your computer suck down the energy while you're using it for performance tasks. On the other hand, it using excessive power because, "It's plugged into a outlet, ain't it?". I don't know about that. It would be nice to see issues like this being resolved by the industry without it being forced by outside influences.
     
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http://www.pcgamer.com/144hz-monitors-and-nvidia-gpus-draw-surprising-amounts-of-power/
That's what happens when at idle a 144Hz refresh rate causes your GPU to not throttle down. Really one of the more frustrating things about high refresh rate monitors and the reason I never go past 120Hz for day to day usage.

Maybe this is the kick in the butt that's needed to get a better solution then allowing the gpu to idle at 885MHz when pushing a 144Hz refresh rate.

Exactly this. I only ever switch to 144hz if I know I'm gonna have a hardcore nerd session for multiple hours tongue.gif
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Just saying but no one is making you run your idle desktop at 144hz, or even run your desktop at all when you aren't using it. Those sleep and power buttons exist for a reason.
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It's a bit absurd to defend Nvidia or AMD on that. Sounds like something that could be easily solved.

Yeah it doesn't matter if gamers care, it is about responsible engineering. There is no reason any modern graphics card can't maintain 2D clock at that refresh rate. It should be fixed.
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More over if you complain about temps there is a simpler issue

Block it. My GPUs near never go into 50s let alone high 40s unless I am running a suicide run
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1.21 Gigawatts!

No OVER 9000 tongue.gif
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144HZ monitor profiles usually use tightened timings. If you really want the gpu to idle properly you can use pixel patcher and CRU and make a custom resolution profile with LCD standard timings(or experiment yourself with loosened timings compared to default profile)
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