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RTX 2070 Super doesn't show PerfCap Reason

N3xus

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Greetings,

As the title says, the gpu-z perfcap reason function doesn't work with my 2070s, as you can see in the image it shows "idle" all the time.
Rarely works, it's random, sometime shows it correctly i guess, mixing blue, green and yellow, or just one or two colors.

It works flawless but i need to disable hardware acceleration on web browser because my three monitors have different refresh rates and media (Youtube, Twitch...) sttuters on the second/third monitor, idk if this matters.
Performance on games is correct.


It's an MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio, the rest of my components are:
  • i7 8700k
  • RAM Kingston 16GB (8x2) DDR4 3200Mhz
  • Motherboard MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • PSU Corsair RM850
  • SSD 64GB SanDisk / 500GB Samsung 840 EVO

Im a bit worried about it...
Added screenshot in idle while gaming, screenshot of the same game session both times showing PerfCap and not, and GPU info.
 

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What's the power limit? Advanced tab
 

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Go to "NVIDIA BIOS", which has the limits in watt instead of %
 

N3xus

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Sorry :oops:

edit: Here is another screenshot, im very confused, sometimes works... and sometines not...
 

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This looks completely normal now. The grey background is a valid state "not throttled, because no limit is hit"
 

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Thanks for ur answers, but its the same game, same place etc... I mean, my old GTX 1070 showed all the time blue and green if the game was demanding, and hardware acceleration worked great.

Im being paranoid and did a MSI Afterburner check, here's my readings... Are normal these spikes?
Some games are microstuttering... I think the card is defective :(
 

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It looks like the game hasn't high enough power consumption for your card to hit its TDP limit. The MSI limit is quite high
 

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Thank u W1zzard.
I "fixed" my performance issues, they were due to mi multimonitor setup (144hz x 60hz x 60hz), plugged 2x 60hz to iGPU and stuttering is gone, some cards has issues with these extrange setups.

By the way, i have another problem now... Being idle my PerfCap is showing spikes of Pwr, what happens now? :(
I used GPU Shark and there's not software in background using the GPU...
 

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