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Show Nvidia Power Usage in Watts?

Discussion in 'MSI AfterBurner Overclock Application Discussion' started by gran172, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. gran172

    gran172 New Member

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    Hey, I've noticed when you enable the "Power" OSD in Nvidia cards you get a % of the TDP instead of the actual wattage, is there any way to make it show actual wattage? Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Xtreme1979

    Xtreme1979 Maha Guru

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    You can use HWiNFO64 OSD (RTSS) to display power in watts in conjunction with MSI Afterburner.
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    It will then show like the below image on screen:
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    gran172 New Member

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    I'll try that but HWInfo has been giving me some issues :/ Is there any way to position it in the "GPU" line next to Afterburner's stats? Positioning won't let me put it there for some reason.
     
  4. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    There is no direct monitoring in wattage provided by NVIDIA driver, any software displaying that is simply multiplying % by TDP limit taken from BIOS. You can achieve the same with correction formulas.
     

  5. gran172

    gran172 New Member

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    I'm not sure I understand, how exactly do I that? Sorry to trouble you, I'm kinda dumb with this stuff haha.
     
  6. Andy_K

    Andy_K Master Guru

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    If you got a RTX 2070 it should have a TDP of 175W which is 100%.
    To get intermediate values the formula should be x*175/100 or x*1.75:
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    Hey @Andy_K thanks for the help, I've tried that with my 1060 (x*1.2) unfortunately the number that Afterburner ends up showing doesn't fall in line with HWInfo, GPU-Z or other softwares that monitor power usage in watts :/ https://imgur.com/a/pJVpJsa
     
  8. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Learn to do it properly, use search and read about differences between total GPU power and total _normalized_ gpu power
     
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    Thanks Unwinder, will do, have a nice day :)
     

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