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existedmocha
Journeyman III

AMD Adrenaline Power Limit Confusing

Hi, I want to use the limit power, but I don't understand about the information that display on the box, what is -2 mean ?, can just I get ex. 70% or 80% ?
Thanks

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DimkaTsv
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Power limits borders are set in BIOS of GPU and measured as 100±X, where X is separate for positive and negative offset. (more like 6//15 = from -6 to +15%). Technically you can tweak these numbers with MPT and registry edits (as well as base power limit, which is 100% and measured in watts, which is complemented with TDC, and it is measured with amperes)...
But by default, 70 or 80% power limits is impossible to set. You can only set offset from 100% you are ABLE to set. 
-2% means power limit will be 98%. To get to 70 or 80 you need to set -30% or -20% offset respectively. But for most consumer GPUs negative offset hardly goes below -6% or -10%

Resulting power limits in watts will be X (nominal power limit = 100%) * (100+X)% where X is what you set in driver settings. For example nominal power limit is 100W. You set offset to -7%. meaning resulting power limit in watts will be 100*(100+(-7))%=93W

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DimkaTsv
Challenger

Power limits borders are set in BIOS of GPU and measured as 100±X, where X is separate for positive and negative offset. (more like 6//15 = from -6 to +15%). Technically you can tweak these numbers with MPT and registry edits (as well as base power limit, which is 100% and measured in watts, which is complemented with TDC, and it is measured with amperes)...
But by default, 70 or 80% power limits is impossible to set. You can only set offset from 100% you are ABLE to set. 
-2% means power limit will be 98%. To get to 70 or 80 you need to set -30% or -20% offset respectively. But for most consumer GPUs negative offset hardly goes below -6% or -10%

Resulting power limits in watts will be X (nominal power limit = 100%) * (100+X)% where X is what you set in driver settings. For example nominal power limit is 100W. You set offset to -7%. meaning resulting power limit in watts will be 100*(100+(-7))%=93W