Please note you'll need nvidia drivers that support cuda 11.x to use FAHcore 22 v0.0.18. If you have older drivers, the fahclient will use opencl on nvidia cards and your PPD will drop significantly.
If you are on linux, you will also need glibc 2.17 or later to use FAHcore 22 v0.0.18.
I'd like to thank Gilthanis and pututu for their help in organizing this challenge series. :)
The challenge will start at 12:00 UTC January 23rd (time 0 stats) and ends 12:00 UTC on January 30th.
Here's the link to the thread in the Anandtech forum.
Last year's race thread on the [H] forum...
I just lower the power limit.
For nvidia cards in Linux:
sudo nvidia-smi -pl 180
"-pl" is "power-limit" and the # is watts.
If you have more than one card, the command above will change the power limit on both cards to 180 watts.
If you want to change the power limit in the card at device "0"...
The --headless option is a problem on linux Mint 20.1. It blacklisted amdgpu so I booted to a black screen. I removed the blacklist file, rebooted and reinstalled using:
sudo ./amdgpu-install -y --opencl=pal --no-dkms
I guess this could be off topic but I've been using Ricks GPU utilities to set the power cap and control fan speed on my Radeon VII. I don't know of another linux utility that works for the Radeon VII.