GeForce® GTX 1060 does not trigger the boost state
I tested MSI GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB graphic card with NiceHash miner (a software that loads GPU at 99-100% with computing work) but GPU clock did not boost and remained the basic even with 99-100% load. Please see more detailed description of my tests with screenshots [url]https://developernote.com/2017/11/geforce-gtx-1060-does-not-trigger-the-boost-state/[/url]. Fortunately I was able to return this card to the vendor, hoping that maybe other models such as 1060 6GB or 1080 work better. If so, how to choose the card that works correctly? Or all Pascal cards behave like this?
I tested MSI GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB graphic card with NiceHash miner (a software that loads GPU at 99-100% with computing work) but GPU clock did not boost and remained the basic even with 99-100% load. Please see more detailed description of my tests with screenshots https://developernote.com/2017/11/geforce-gtx-1060-does-not-trigger-the-boost-state/. Fortunately I was able to return this card to the vendor, hoping that maybe other models such as 1060 6GB or 1080 work better. If so, how to choose the card that works correctly? Or all Pascal cards behave like this?

#1
Posted 11/24/2017 09:33 PM   
CUDA processing restricts the performance to P2
CUDA processing restricts the performance to P2



In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010

Specs:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5690 @ 4.2Ghz, Mainboard:Asus Rampage III Extreme, Memory:48GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 Founders Edition
Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
SDD:Crucial MX300 275, Crucial MX300 525, Crucial MX200 250
HDD:500GB Spinpoint F3, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Red, 1TB WD Black
Case:NZXT Phantom 820, PSU:Seasonic X-850, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme

WIP:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5660, Mainboard:Asus Rampage II Gene, Memory:16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 LP
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 680+ 4GB, Palit Geforce GTX 550ti
Monitor:Pending, Sound:Pending
SDD:Pending
HDD:Pending
Case:NZXT Guardian 921RB, PSU:Corsair 620HX, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight True Spirit 120M

#2
Posted 11/25/2017 10:51 AM   
Does CUDA restricts the performance to P2 on all card models including 1060 6GB, 1070, 1080 and 1080ti? Is it possible to overclock the card with MSI Afterburner, for example, in this P2 state?
Does CUDA restricts the performance to P2 on all card models including 1060 6GB, 1070, 1080 and 1080ti? Is it possible to overclock the card with MSI Afterburner, for example, in this P2 state?

#3
Posted 12/01/2017 01:29 AM   
overclocking only affects P0.
overclocking only affects P0.



In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010

Specs:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5690 @ 4.2Ghz, Mainboard:Asus Rampage III Extreme, Memory:48GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 Founders Edition
Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
SDD:Crucial MX300 275, Crucial MX300 525, Crucial MX200 250
HDD:500GB Spinpoint F3, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Red, 1TB WD Black
Case:NZXT Phantom 820, PSU:Seasonic X-850, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme

WIP:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5660, Mainboard:Asus Rampage II Gene, Memory:16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 LP
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 680+ 4GB, Palit Geforce GTX 550ti
Monitor:Pending, Sound:Pending
SDD:Pending
HDD:Pending
Case:NZXT Guardian 921RB, PSU:Corsair 620HX, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight True Spirit 120M

#4
Posted 12/01/2017 07:27 PM   
Looks like I am not understanding what is P0 and P2... Now I have started MSI Afterburner and added 152 MHz to GPU Clock, so I have GTX 1060 card is working at 2062 MHz and my mining software shows 258 sol/sec, but if I decrease CPU Clock by 150 MHz so the card is working at 1746 MHz the mining software performance is only 243 sol/sec. So definitely overclocking with MSI Afterburner affects the mining software performance.
Looks like I am not understanding what is P0 and P2... Now I have started MSI Afterburner and added 152 MHz to GPU Clock, so I have GTX 1060 card is working at 2062 MHz and my mining software shows 258 sol/sec, but if I decrease CPU Clock by 150 MHz so the card is working at 1746 MHz the mining software performance is only 243 sol/sec. So definitely overclocking with MSI Afterburner affects the mining software performance.

#5
Posted 12/02/2017 04:12 AM   
http://cryptomining-blog.com/tag/nvidia-force-power-state/



In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010

Specs:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5690 @ 4.2Ghz, Mainboard:Asus Rampage III Extreme, Memory:48GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 Founders Edition
Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
SDD:Crucial MX300 275, Crucial MX300 525, Crucial MX200 250
HDD:500GB Spinpoint F3, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Red, 1TB WD Black
Case:NZXT Phantom 820, PSU:Seasonic X-850, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme

WIP:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5660, Mainboard:Asus Rampage II Gene, Memory:16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 LP
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 680+ 4GB, Palit Geforce GTX 550ti
Monitor:Pending, Sound:Pending
SDD:Pending
HDD:Pending
Case:NZXT Guardian 921RB, PSU:Corsair 620HX, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight True Spirit 120M

#6
Posted 12/02/2017 02:44 PM   
Very useful link! according to [url]http://cryptomining-blog.com/7341-how-to-squeeze-some-extra-performance-mining-ethereum-on-nvidia/[/url] I tried nvidia-smi -q -d PERFORMANCE nvidia-smi -q -d SUPPORTED_CLOCKS but the second command does not show supported clocks, see the screnshot: [img]https://developernote.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nvidia-smi-shows-p2-state.png[/img] so I am unable to do something like nvidia-smi -ac 3505,1455 to switch P0 state on. I have Window 10 with NVIDIA driver version 388.13.
Very useful link!

according to http://cryptomining-blog.com/7341-how-to-squeeze-some-extra-performance-mining-ethereum-on-nvidia/ I tried

nvidia-smi -q -d PERFORMANCE
nvidia-smi -q -d SUPPORTED_CLOCKS

but the second command does not show supported clocks, see the screnshot:

Image

so I am unable to do something like

nvidia-smi -ac 3505,1455

to switch P0 state on.

I have Window 10 with NVIDIA driver version 388.13.

#7
Posted 12/02/2017 09:05 PM   
with nvidia inspector profile inspector, you can find Cuda - Force P2 State, and set it to Off
with nvidia inspector profile inspector, you can find Cuda - Force P2 State, and set it to Off



In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010

Specs:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5690 @ 4.2Ghz, Mainboard:Asus Rampage III Extreme, Memory:48GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 Founders Edition
Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
SDD:Crucial MX300 275, Crucial MX300 525, Crucial MX200 250
HDD:500GB Spinpoint F3, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Red, 1TB WD Black
Case:NZXT Phantom 820, PSU:Seasonic X-850, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme

WIP:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5660, Mainboard:Asus Rampage II Gene, Memory:16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 LP
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 680+ 4GB, Palit Geforce GTX 550ti
Monitor:Pending, Sound:Pending
SDD:Pending
HDD:Pending
Case:NZXT Guardian 921RB, PSU:Corsair 620HX, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight True Spirit 120M

#8
Posted 12/03/2017 12:39 AM   
Thank you! You are a true superhero! [img]https://developernote.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nvidia-smi-shows-p0-state.png[/img]
Thank you! You are a true superhero!

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#9
Posted 12/03/2017 08:44 AM   
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