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arksez
Journeyman III

5700XT High Idle/Desktop Power Consumption 35W@144Hz 1440p. But drops significantly to ~15W@120Hz 1440p.

I've got the Red Dragon 5700XT and for some stupid reason the power draw during desktop use/idling is stupidly high at 144hz compared to 120hz (Literally it drops to HALF the power draw by dropping monitor refresh rate by 24Hz which is ILLOGICAL!). I also noticed that the clock speed is ridiculously high for the utilisation %. I've read somewhere in this forum that switching from HDMI to  DP solves the problem. But I'm already connected through DP 1.4 on my monitor (27gl850).

Is this a driver bug of some sort? Contemplating of replacing my GPU as it's currently running too hot, too high a load, for doing absolutely nothing. (Never mind the terrible driver support, should've listened to advice about the constant black screens and stuttering in games). Anybody else have this issue?Inked144Hz 1440p_LI.jpgInked120Hz 1440p_LI.jpg

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