nVIDIA Whisper Mode

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Phoenix, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Vistar Shook

    Vistar Shook Notebook Deity

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    Interesting, after ShotOfB12 post, I went to check in GFE and Whispermode is Ready....I will give it a go later, since I will be on the road today.
    I will compare it to quiet mode in inspector as vasudev asked.
     
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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Prophet

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    @Vistar Shook : Does it show up in nvidia inspector profile?
     
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  3. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    People pay premium... Getting low end!!
     
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    very true when all they could have released this application that does it. now they are selling sku's to fill those pockets
     
  5. Kevin

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    So has anyone done any major science, on what whisper mode does to non-Max-Q Pascal cards?
     
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Colonel

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    Whisper Mode now available with the latest GFE:

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  7. Ionising_Radiation

    Ionising_Radiation ?v = ve*ln(m0/m1)

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    TL; DR: Whisper Mode enforces a frame limit on the GPU when the driver deems necessary. Say you're staring at a wall in a game, or talking with a merchant in, say, Skyrim. We don't exactly need to see the same wall or the same guy at 60 FPS, right? So the driver applies a frame cap dynamically. It's similar to Radeon Chill. And hence:
    1. Fewer frames rendered ? less power used;
    2. less power used ? lower GPU temps;
    3. lower GPU temps ? less air needed to cool heatsink;
    4. less air needed to cool heatsink ? slower fan RPMs;
    5. slower fan RPMs ? quieter notebook.
     
  8. bazald

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    Can you tell if it affects games that aren't on the list? I'm going to guess that it does not.
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    IDK, there might be custom profiles that you can create, install it and dig in :)
     
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  10. CedricFP

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    I can see the allure of lowering frames in slower, non-twitch games from like 100 to 60. There is no reason I need to play XCom2 or Dragon Age: Inquisition at 100+fps. In fact, I enable VSync in games like this because I play with a wireless controller anyway; the input lag is pissing in the ocean, then.

    Bbut I still don't understand why anybody would want less than 60fps in even a slow, turn-based RPG.

    I know everybody's eyes are different, but I can absolutely notice it every single time my FPS dips below 60 and it is distracting as all hell. If your laptop has G-Sync, this effect is probably lowered by a significant amount, however.

    I mean, even if I'm just talking to some character in an RPG, or staring at the beautiful skyboxes in Inquisition, if my drivers suddenly decided to cut my FPS to 40, I'd be pretty annoyed by that. It's noticeable. It's a very noticeable compromise.
     
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