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#1 2010-10-23 12:13:57

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checking GPU load on nVidia hardware? [solved]

It possible to check the GPU load on nVidia GPU via some program akin to htop?  I've looked high and low but haven't found anything.

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#2 2010-10-23 12:17:45

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Re: checking GPU load on nVidia hardware? [solved]

in nvidia-settings i think it's the bottom tab

less accurate, but easier is conky-nv or conky-lua-nv from the aur

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#3 2010-10-23 12:37:16

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Re: checking GPU load on nVidia hardware? [solved]

@hd - thanks for the suggestion.  I'm not seeing the option for load in nvidia-settings at all but am intregued by the conky-nvidia package.  I have it installed now but am unsure how to code a line to display GPU load.  The closest I could find about nvidia for conky variable is:

http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html

nvidia     threshold     Nvidia graficcard support for the XNVCtrl library. Each option can be shortened to the least significant part. Temperatures are printed as float, all other values as integer.

    * threshold - The thresholdtemperature at which the gpu slows down
    * temp - Gives the gpu current temperature
    * ambient - Gives current air temperature near GPU case
    * gpufreq - Gives the current gpu frequency
    * memfreq - Gives the current mem frequency
    * imagequality - Which imagequality should be chosen by OpenGL applications

Any info you can provide is appreciated!  Maybe a ~/.conkyrc that has this enabled?


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#4 2010-10-23 13:01:02

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Re: checking GPU load on nVidia hardware? [solved]

hmm, I'm no on my nvidia box, so you may be right. I don't do a great deal of graphics instensive stuff and can't remember the last time I had to monitor it, so I may be mistaken and just thinking of temp etc [which is a pretty good indicator anyway as far as I'm aware]

sorry if that was a dud steer, I'll try to remember to check my other box later to see if I do have a fix in there somewhere

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#5 2010-10-23 13:57:08

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Re: checking GPU load on nVidia hardware? [solved]

If I understand correctly, I think that "nvidia-smi -a" provides that kind of output (temperature, fan speed, gpu core and memory utilization).

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#6 2010-10-23 14:17:31

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Re: checking GPU load on nVidia hardware? [solved]

Foucault wrote:

If I understand correctly, I think that "nvidia-smi -a" provides that kind of output (temperature, fan speed, gpu core and memory utilization).

Nice!  This does it, thank you!

$ nvidia-smi -a

==============NVSMI LOG==============


Timestamp            : Sat Oct 23 10:17:01 2010

Driver Version            : 260.19.12

GPU 0:
    Product Name        : GeForce 8400 GS
    PCI Device/Vendor ID    : 6e410de
    PCI Location ID        : 0:1:0
    Display            : Connected
    Temperature        : 41 C
    Utilization
        GPU            : 0%
        Memory        : 8%

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