Awesome Miner can perform GPU overclocking and GPU adjustments for both AMD and nVidia GPUs without any external applications.
Overclocking and GPU settings
Awesome Miner can change GPU settings, including GPU core speed, voltage and fan speed. The operations can be performed on a large scale - on many miners at the same time. This feature is available on all computers where Awesome Miner or Awesome Miner Remote Agent are running, and available without having to run any mining software.
The steps below describes the steps how to change the GPU settings for multiple Managed Miners.
- Select the Managed Miners you want to configure in the main window of Awesome Miner
- Select the menu option Tools -> GPU Clocking...
- Select one or more GPU's and make the changes to one or more GPU properties. The properties available will be different based on GPU model.
- Click Apply to confirm the changes
Using the Profile button, the GPU clocking settings can be saved and loaded. The screenshot below illustrates the feature to save the current settings to a profile. Only the settings with a marked checkbox will be included in the profile.
The profiles can also be used by Managed Miners, where a profile can be automatically applied when the miner is starting and/or stopping.
For Managed Profit Miners, the clocking operations can be set per algorithm in the Properties of the Profit Profile as illustrated below
Clocking Profile Groups and mixed GPU systems
In the Options dialog, GPU Clocking section, both Clocking Profiles and Clocking Profile Groups groups can be defined. If a system consist of similar GPU's where the clocking settings are to be the same - a single clocking profile can be used to apply the setting to all GPU's. In systems where different clocking settings must be applied per GPU, the concept of Clocking Profile Groups can be used.
In the example below, one profile for overclocking of nVidia RTX 2080ti and one for nVidia RTX 2070 have been created.
Clocking Group Properties
The group defines which profile to use for the different GPU's. Awesome Miner can either match the GPU to a profile based on the GPU ID or the GPU name. The example below uses an expression to match the GPU name with "2080" and applies the nVidia RTX 2080ti profile for the matching GPU's. In a similar way, another expression is used for all GPU's where the name contains "2070" where the nVidia RTX 2070 profile is used.
To match a single GPU ID or GPU name, simply enter the ID or name. The entered name will match on any part of the GPU name. Use comma to separate multiple items to match.
Example 1: To match the first two GPU's, GPU 0 and GPU 1, select to match on GPU ID and enter:
Example 2: To match all GPU's of the type nVidia GTX 1070 and nVidia GTX 1080, select to match on GPU name and enter:
Example 3: To match all ASUS GPU's, select 'GPU Vendor' and enter:
- Recent nVidia drivers requires Administrator privileges for some clocking operations like Power Limit and Temperature Limit. Go to the Options dialog, GPU Settings section, to enable Native Overclocking with Administrator privileges.
- Use the GPU Clocking dialog, via the toolbar Tools -> GPU Clocking, for adjusting GPU settings on a single GPU to verify that all settings works as expected
- To verify if the GPU settings were applied successfully, use the Reload button in the GPU settings dialog to reload all properties from the AMD and nVidia GPU drivers.
- If the values show up as expected, the GPU settings and overclocking operations have been successfully applied
- If one or more settings didn't have the expected value, please report which GPU model and which setting that didn't work together with the Awesome Miner log file.
Awesome Miner and Remote Agent can monitor the temperature of each GPU and individually adjust the fan speed of each GPU to match the defined curve.
When enabled, all other fan configurations will be ignored. It will no longer be possible to manually configure the fan speed or set the fan speed via a Clocking Profile.
Awesome Miner uses the power usage information provided by the GPU drivers and interfaces.
For AMD, these power usage values are typically lower compared to what an entire graphics card actually consume as the reported value only takes the GPU chip into consideration and not the entire card. The exact power consumption cannot be measured.
For nVidia, the power usage value are typically close to the actual power consumption.
To provide a better estimation of the actual power usage, the reported values can be increased with a specified percentage via the Options dialog, GPU Settings section.