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Adept I

After update to 19.1.1 MSI Afterburner shows wrong GPU load (RX 580)


With 18.7.x, the GPU load was correct with a setting "Unified GPU Usage Monitoring" enabled.

Now, after update to 19.1.1 the behavior is:

  • with unified enabled -> 0% alwais
  • with unified disabled -> spikes from 0% to 100% all the time.

I think may be a bug with gpu reporting of driver or something.

In Windows task manager GPU lit seems be correct.

System specs:

  • FX-8350 4Ghz
  • RX 580 8GB Sapphire Nitro+
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Mother ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Samsung 840 128GB
  • HDD 2TB
1 Solution

This would need to be reported to the developer of MSI Afterburner for investigation.

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Direct your question to MSI/Afterburner.....MSI FORUM | MSI USA

I reinstall 18.9.1 (sept12) and it works fine.

May be a 19.1.1 driver bug.


This would need to be reported to the developer of MSI Afterburner for investigation.

Ok thanks!

Adept I

Finally, at MSI AfterBurner 4.6.0 Beta 11 release notes i find that comment:

  • Fixed low-level GPU usage monitoring for AMD Polaris GPU family. Software SMC registers offset is no longer hardcoded, offset detection algorithm is more future proof now. Please take a note that it will not fix zero GPU load issue when “Enable unified GPU usage monitoring” option is enabled. This option implementation is based on low-level DirectX performance counters, which require OS and display driver WDDM versions to match. Current AMD drivers are WDDM 2.5 so this performance counter is only working when you’re under WDDM 2.5 OS (Windows October Update). If you’re under older OS version, this performance counter won’t work unless you downgrade to WDDM 2.4 driver (18.9.3 or older).

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