What is a ULPS ?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by BenchAndGames, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. DavidGX

    DavidGX Active Member

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    Yeah I use MSI Afterburner, monitoring it via the screen on my G13.
     
  2. Del_Boy

    Del_Boy Banned

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    ULPS= ugly longtime people shaging
     
  3. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn Ancient Guru

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    i'd assume the new zero power feature requires a competent mobo that can handle a whole device turning itself off (aka updated bios, mobo that's not too out of date, correct power settings in bios, etc)
     
  4. Espionage724

    Espionage724 Guest

    Somewhat necro-bump, but I'm still curious about this.
     

  5. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    Bringing back the old threads... lol

    It's possible that in the last 10+ the drivers have changed such that disabling this setting no longer gives the 'improvements' it once did. Not because they stuffed up the disabling of it, but because the action of the setting has been improved. Just a suggestion.
     
  6. Pale Rider

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    How does ULPS affect a dual-gpu card? Like my Asus ARES II?
     
  7. warlord

    warlord Ancient Guru

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    ULPS is "the truth".
     
  8. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    I guess the second GPU turns off. Since the ARES II comes with only one set of outputs, the second part of the card does not have any display components to turn off.
     
  9. Espionage724

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    Well in my case, it seems ZeroCore likes to not actually resume display automatically (I think ZeroCore is tied to ULPS). I don't really require a low-power state though.
     
  10. Pale Rider

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    I don't understand this response.

    I was wondering how, or if, ULPS can actually bypass the PLX bridge and if I'd risk any damage to my card by disabling ULPS using Afterburner 3.0.0 Beta 6.
     

  11. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn Ancient Guru

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    damage!? the gpu is either on or off, what damage?

    i'd imagine it's as if you opened a game constantly... but if it's quake1 with a 30fps cap, that's pretty much no gpu load

    the real damage comes from high temps & full load for years, maybe some OC as well
     
  12. Pale Rider

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    Thank you. Since I don't know anything about the technical aspects of videocards, this is why I come to Guru 3D.
    I tried the same OC as Hilbert has shown in his review of the ARES II, found it to be completely stable with no excessive temp. spikes and have it as the highest OC in my Afterburner Profile. Also stock voltage as it needed no more.
    I erased the Afterburner Beta program and installed the last final version, 3.2.1. as I don't need the extra OCing controls of the Beta version.
    Still, I'd like to know if ULPS can, or cannot, bypass the PLEX chip.
     
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    does NVIDIA mobile gpu has ULPS key on registry setting??? like AMD mobile gpu...
     
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  14. Valdemaar

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    Its better to keep it default
     
  15. DirtyMiners

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    Holy Necro Batman! 6yrs!
     

  16. D1stRU3T0R

    D1stRU3T0R Master Guru

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    And what default means lol, on or off?
     
  17. Cave Waverider

    Cave Waverider Maha Guru

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    Depends on your video card and system.
     

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