How to Undervolt GPUDoes your GPU tend to heat up or consume a lot of power? There might be many reasons for it like, it is crammed in a tight space because of the small form factor or poor airflow, or even if you stress your hardware by subjecting it to demanding games. And, if you do not address these issues appropriately, it may lead to performance instabilities, loud noise due to fan and thermal throttling, or even can damage your graphics card. Fortunately, one can Undervolt their GPU. And by doing so, they can maintain an optimum voltage with a considerable low temperature and achieve more power savings without affecting the performance.
How to Undervolt GPU?Now that we have gained a basic understanding of Undervolting. Let us start with the process. The software you would need to begin with and along the process.
- MSI Afterburner
- Make sure your card is above 10 series, or else you will not be able to open the voltage/frequency curve editor in the software.
- Since the chip quality is different in every GPU, the overvoltage limit of two cards may vary even if the cards are of the same model.
- Keep in mind, the main aim of Undervolting is to keep the GPU using high frequency at a low voltage. And that is what we are going to put our focus on.
- First, determine the maximum frequency of your GPU. For this, you can use HWiNfo64 software. Download it and run it in sensors only mode. The result will be your maximum voltage and frequency before running any game.
- Now, run any graphic intensive game for at least 5-10 minutes and check your maximum voltage (e.g., 1000 mV) and frequency (e.g., 1700 MHz).