Nvidia RTX 2060 negative peaks

Hello,

I run a benchmark on my laptop and with the nvidia video card is quite laggy, the result are a bit strange and also when I play some game is quite laggy. I didn't have this problem on Kubuntu 20.04. The benchmark is Unigine Valley and the results are

# Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0

|FPS:|**20.1**|
| --- | --- |
|Score:|**842**|
|Min FPS:|**3.1**|
|Max FPS:|**115.8**|

## System

|Platform:|Linux 5.15.45-1-lts x86_64|
| --- | --- |
|CPU model:|Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz (2206MHz) x12|
|GPU model:|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 PCI Express 515.48.07 (6144MB) x1|

## Settings

|Render:|OpenGL|
| --- | --- |
|Mode:|1920x1080 fullscreen|
|Preset|Custom|
|Quality|High|

Thank you, for helping.

 Kernel: 5.15.45-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
    root=UUID=a715693c-beb0-4b88-870f-4885fc8edc10 rw [email protected]
    quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.4 info: latte-dock
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: PC Specialist product: Recoil v: Standard
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Tong Fang model: GK5CP0Z v: Standard serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: N.1.51 date: 04/04/2019
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 37.6 Wh (96.9%) condition: 38.8/46.7 Wh (82.9%)
    volts: 12.9 min: 11.4 model: standard type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: charging
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-8750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
    L3: 9 MiB desc: 1x9 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 4054 high: 4099 min/max: 800/4100 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3994 2: 4002 3: 4028
    4: 4099 5: 4013 6: 4052 7: 4098 8: 4067 9: 4077 10: 4081 11: 4092
    12: 4056 bogomips: 52799
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630]
    vendor: Tongfang Hongkong driver: i915 v: kernel ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e9b
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU106M [GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile]
    vendor: Tongfang Hongkong driver: nvidia v: 515.48.07
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-05) arch: Turing pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s ports: active: none
    empty: DP-2,DP-3,HDMI-A-3 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f11
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-3: Chicony HD Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-13:4
    chip-ID: 04f2:b65a class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP-1-1 model: BOE Display 0x07af built: 2018
    res: 1920x1080 hz: 144 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6")
    diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060/PCIe/SSE2
    v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.48.07 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Tongfang Hongkong
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1
    chip-ID: 10de:10f9 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.45-1-lts running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Tongfang Hongkong driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 vendor: Rivet Networks driver: iwlwifi
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 05:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb
    v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:5 chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 110.24 GiB (47.3%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WDS250G2X0C-00L350 size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 101140WD temp: 48.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 75 GiB size: 75 GiB (100.00%) used: 48.04 GiB (64.1%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 157.87 GiB size: 157.87 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 62.21 GiB (39.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 75 GiB size: 75 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 48.04 GiB (64.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 75 GiB size: 75 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 48.04 GiB (64.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.48 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 74.0 C pch: 59.0 C mobo: 74.0 C gpu: nvidia
    temp: 67 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 355 Uptime: 20m wakeups: 2 Memory: 15.48 GiB
  used: 3.41 GiB (22.0%) Init: systemd v: 251 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1579 lib: 384 Shell: Bash
  v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.16
Garuda (2.6.3-2):
  System install date:     2022-04-03
  Last full system update: 2022-06-07 ↻
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:            

First reboot, it's KDE.
Second, do you use optimus prime?
Did you try zen kernel?

Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0
# Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0

|FPS:|**153.4**|
| --- | --- |
|Score:|**6417**|
|Min FPS:|**29.8**|
|Max FPS:|**232.5**|

## System

|Platform:|Linux 5.18.1-zen1-1-zen x86_64|
| --- | --- |
|CPU model:|AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-Core Processor (3393MHz) x32|
|GPU model:|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 PCI Express 515.48.07 (12288MB) x1|

## Settings

|Render:|OpenGL|
| --- | --- |
|Mode:|1920x1080 fullscreen|
|Preset|Custom|
|Quality|High|

******************************************

|FPS:|**143.8**|
| --- | --- |
|Score:|**6018**|
|Min FPS:|**52.4**|
|Max FPS:|**219.4**|

## System

|Platform:|Linux 5.18.1-zen1-1-zen x86_64|
| --- | --- |
|CPU model:|AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-Core Processor (3393MHz) x32|
|GPU model:|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 PCI Express 515.48.07 (12288MB) x1|

## Settings

|Render:|OpenGL|
| --- | --- |
|Mode:|1920x1080 fullscreen|
|Preset|Custom|
|Quality|Ultra|

Garuda Assistant - Settings

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After reboot, choosing linux-zen and prime-run the benchmark there are no improvements.

New garuda-inxi

System:
  Kernel: 5.18.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=a715693c-beb0-4b88-870f-4885fc8edc10 rw [email protected]
    quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.4 info: latte-dock
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: PC Specialist product: Recoil v: Standard
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Tong Fang model: GK5CP0Z v: Standard serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: N.1.51 date: 04/04/2019
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 36.8 Wh (94.8%) condition: 38.8/46.7 Wh (82.9%)
    volts: 13.0 min: 11.4 model: standard type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: charging
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-8750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
    L3: 9 MiB desc: 1x9 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 4078 high: 4100 min/max: 800/4100 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 4072 2: 4100 3: 4087
    4: 4040 5: 4095 6: 4056 7: 4098 8: 4053 9: 4100 10: 4098 11: 4047
    12: 4090 bogomips: 52799
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630]
    vendor: Tongfang Hongkong driver: i915 v: kernel ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e9b
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU106M [GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile]
    vendor: Tongfang Hongkong driver: nvidia v: 515.48.07
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-05) arch: Turing pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s ports: active: none
    empty: DP-2,DP-3,HDMI-A-3 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f11
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-3: Chicony HD Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-13:4
    chip-ID: 04f2:b65a class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP-1-1 model: BOE Display 0x07af built: 2018
    res: 1920x1080 hz: 144 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6")
    diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060/PCIe/SSE2
    v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.48.07 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Tongfang Hongkong
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1
    chip-ID: 10de:10f9 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.1-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Tongfang Hongkong driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 vendor: Rivet Networks driver: iwlwifi
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 05:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb
    v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:5 chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 109.38 GiB (47.0%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WDS250G2X0C-00L350 size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 101140WD temp: 48.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 75 GiB size: 75 GiB (100.00%) used: 47.2 GiB (62.9%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 157.87 GiB size: 157.87 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 62.18 GiB (39.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 75 GiB size: 75 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 47.2 GiB (62.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 75 GiB size: 75 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 47.2 GiB (62.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.48 GiB used: 2 MiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 77.0 C pch: 59.0 C mobo: 77.0 C gpu: nvidia
    temp: 68 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 340 Uptime: 11m wakeups: 2 Memory: 15.48 GiB
  used: 2.86 GiB (18.5%) Init: systemd v: 251 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1579 lib: 384 Shell: Bash
  v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.16
Garuda (2.6.3-2):
  System install date:     2022-04-03
  Last full system update: 2022-06-07 ↻
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:            

Reboot again :smiley:

Do you check settings in garuda assistant?

Can you monitor CPU/GPU temperature when playing/benching? Does your card's frequency change when your temp increases?

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These are the temperature at the end of the benchmark

iwlwifi_1-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:        +47.0°C  

pch_cannonlake-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:        +51.0°C  

BAT0-acpi-0
Adapter: ACPI interface
in0:          12.97 V  
curr1:       782.00 mA 

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Package id 0:  +65.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 0:        +63.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1:        +65.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2:        +63.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3:        +64.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 4:        +64.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 5:        +63.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

nvme-pci-0300
Adapter: PCI adapter
Composite:    +40.9°C  (low  =  -5.2°C, high = +79.8°C)
                       (crit = +84.8°C)

acpitz-acpi-0
Adapter: ACPI interface
temp1:        +65.0°C  (crit = +100.0°C)
temp2:        +65.0°C  (crit = +119.0°C)

During the benchmark the GPU doesn't overcame 70 degrees and the fans wasn't at maximum speed. I saw that the memory speed was 7000 MHz for the majority of time, but sometimes dropped. Same for the GPU clock.