How To Check GPU Power Limit (TDP) For A Laptop

GPU Power Limit (TDP)

Because the GPU’s power limit varies between laptops, the same graphics card in two laptops may perform differently. This article is about how you can easily check GPU TDP on a laptop.

FOR A LAPTOP YOU HAVE ACCESS TO

What does software report?

  • Open Nvidia control panel
  • Click on “Help” and then click on “System Information
  • Maximum Graphics Power value will be shown in System information.

I suggest that you test yourself because the actual value varies depending on the dynamic boost.

how to open nvdia control panel

CHECKING POWER LIMITS YOURSELF

  • Download HWInfo and run this on your laptop
  • To give load to GPU, open a Game with High Settings, I am Using Unigine Heaven benchmark.
  • Scroll down to GPU in HWInfo, and there you will “GPU Power
  • Now see your tested results.
  • If you want to know how GPU power behaves, then try a CPU stress like Aida64.

FOR A LAPTOP YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO

If the vendor does not specify the power constraints, the easiest way to find out is to read reviews. Observing power restrictions is a critical component in determining a product’s performance. If it doesn’t work, you can contact the manufacturer or the person who is selling the machine directly through their support channels.

For the sake of fairness, we’d like to have all suppliers list the GPU’s maximum power consumption, but regrettably this is not the case. The fact that Nvidia is continuing to segment its GPU lineup suggests that things may be changing in this area.

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