My GPU core clock is way lower than it should be. I'm using Unity but this happens in games and other apps. The usage says 100% but the core clock is a measly 250mhz. What could cause this?

Windows 11 x64 latest patches and updates. GeForce 3080 TI, latest driver as of Sept. 15, 2022.

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  • Did you connect your monitor to your onboard graphics by accident?
    – MonkeyZeus
    Sep 15, 2022 at 18:56
  • Did you install crapware like RoG software or Armoury Crate? They might be putting your GPU in some sort of "Eco" mode.
    – MonkeyZeus
    Sep 15, 2022 at 18:59
  • Check your Windows power settings to make sure you're not in some low power mode.
    – MonkeyZeus
    Sep 15, 2022 at 19:01
  • Does a restart fix it? Maybe do a clean re-install of the nVidia drivers.
    – MonkeyZeus
    Sep 15, 2022 at 19:02
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    I'll add an answer if you'd be so kind as to mark it as accepted =)
    – MonkeyZeus
    Sep 15, 2022 at 19:56

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Check and make sure that crapware like Armoury Crate or EVGA Precision didn't put your GPU into some sort of "Eco mode" or reduced power limit.

  • Thank you for the good answer.
    – jjxtra
    Sep 16, 2022 at 16:04

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