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GPU downclocking while running background apps. EXTREMELY ANNOYING

Question asked by kagan on Mar 13, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2017 by kingfish

Describe your system:

  • AMD Graphics Card
    • AMD 7970
  • Desktop or Laptop System
    • desktop
  • Operating System
    • Windows 10 64bit
  • Driver version installed
    • E.g. Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.3.1
  • Display Devices
    • DISPLAY 1 DWM50F3G1, 50 inch TV connected through HDMI of 7970
  • Motherboard
    • ASROCK p67 extreme 4 gen 3
    • i5 2500k
  • RAM
    • 16GB

Describe your issue:

when running background apps such as chrome (hardware acceleration disabled) VLC or anything on my second monitor my GPU is forced? to downclock. causing extreme fps drops and terrible gameplay LAG. whats the point of having an AMD GPU and playing game if i cant listen to music or play a video? even reading some of the posts here devs saying that the AMD application itself causes these GPU drops.


the cause? basically from doing research its that the AMD card bios has different profiles for different things. and the triggers for these profiles come in 2d and 3d triggers, when u have both 2d and 3d aplications running the profiles fight over the card causing these massive drops and basically making games unplayable and unenjoyable. when the cards is running at full steam it works great.


is there anyway to basically make my card full steam profile all the time? so its not downclocking itself to the UVD power state constantly? its very annoying.