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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

High memory clock (=high power usage) when idle.

I've recently received my 6800xt and it works great, but it uses 50 Watt of power when in idle. That is if I enable Desktop recording on the Instant Replay feature. Now I've read up about this, seems like there is no way to fix this and it's kind of a "feature" to make sure I have an 'optimal' experience. (Even though having a useless high power draw is far from optimal)

But I didn't have this problem with my Vega 64, that used 18 Watt in idle with the same settings. That's just weird. 

I really wish you guys could have a look at this issue. It's really not necessary to consume this much power when idle, you could do it with vega. Why not with Navi? 

Thanks. 

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goodplay
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: High memory clock (=high power usage) when idle.

Interesting find, just tried it myself.

Send a bug report.

Ryzen 5 5600x, B550 aorus pro ac, Hyper 212 black, 2 x 16gb F4-3200c16d kit, Aorus nvme gen4 1tb, Nitro+RX6900XT,
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