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#1 2023-01-18 12:44:58

GTRONICK
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[SOLVED] ROG Strix G513QY, Stuttering, any game for few sec

There is an issue that occurs almost every hour or 45 minutes, it is not constant. I thought it was related to overheating, but temperatures in GPU are almost always over 70° and below 80°. CPU temps are almost always over 90° when gaming, but it seems that is "normal" for this laptop.
I have been monitoring the logs ( dmesg, Xorg.0.log, journalctl ) and paying attention at the exact moment the fps drop occurs. However, I do not see any changes in the logs, all seems normal.
The fps drop last like 1 second, going from 144 suddenly to 30~40FPS then back to 144 in Albion Online or Dota 2 for example. Also happens in proton games, like Rocket League, Mortal Shell, etc.

I'm testing with 3440x1440 resolution at 144Hz in a external monitor. Changing resolutions to 1080p and 120Hz do not help, same issue is present even when temperatures are lower.

The weird thing is, after the fps drop, the game continues working normally for 1 or 2 hours, then the fps drop happens again and so on. I think if it was a temperature issue, the fps drop would be more constant or dramatically impacting the whole system.

I will run the radeontop utility to capture the measurements, I'll upload the results here, but for the moment, does anyone else experience the same issue? Searching in the web, I can see several similar issues, but all are more like constant fps drops because of high temperatures, or faulty AMD driver in Windows. Important to note that this issue was not happening like 1 month ago.

Last edited by GTRONICK (2023-01-24 14:33:48)

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#2 2023-01-18 15:39:17

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Re: [SOLVED] ROG Strix G513QY, Stuttering, any game for few sec

I'm a bit lost... Just like you...
What you could try is to start distinguishing loads between CPU-only or GPU-only!

WARNING!!!
Before proceeding, it is highly recommended that users have some means to monitor the system temperatures!!!

See here how to stress your HW.
WARNING!!!
Before proceeding, it is highly recommended that users have some means to monitor the system temperatures!!!


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#3 2023-01-19 01:13:42

GTRONICK
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Re: [SOLVED] ROG Strix G513QY, Stuttering, any game for few sec

This morning, after just 5 minutes approximately of launching the game, the fps drop ( or should I say Stuttering? )  happened for about 0.5s, then all ran normally for about an hour!, I had to work so wasn't able to continue the test and see if it happened again. I will test again in one moment. Meanwhile I tested the glmark2, worked nice giving good results I think:

❯ glmark2 --fullscreen
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    glmark2 2021.12
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    OpenGL Information
    GL_VENDOR:     AMD
    GL_RENDERER:   AMD Radeon RX 6800M (navi22, LLVM 15.0.7, DRM 3.49, 6.1.6-arch1-3)
    GL_VERSION:    4.6 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 22.3.3
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[build] use-vbo=false: FPS: 7854 FrameTime: 0.127 ms
[build] use-vbo=true: FPS: 13191 FrameTime: 0.076 ms
[texture] texture-filter=nearest: FPS: 12526 FrameTime: 0.080 ms
[texture] texture-filter=linear: FPS: 12254 FrameTime: 0.082 ms
[texture] texture-filter=mipmap: FPS: 12287 FrameTime: 0.081 ms
[shading] shading=gouraud: FPS: 12448 FrameTime: 0.080 ms
[shading] shading=blinn-phong-inf: FPS: 11894 FrameTime: 0.084 ms
[shading] shading=phong: FPS: 11252 FrameTime: 0.089 ms
[shading] shading=cel: FPS: 11162 FrameTime: 0.090 ms
[bump] bump-render=high-poly: FPS: 11259 FrameTime: 0.089 ms
[bump] bump-render=normals: FPS: 12325 FrameTime: 0.081 ms
[bump] bump-render=height: FPS: 12011 FrameTime: 0.083 ms
[effect2d] kernel=0,1,0;1,-4,1;0,1,0;: FPS: 6031 FrameTime: 0.166 ms
[effect2d] kernel=1,1,1,1,1;1,1,1,1,1;1,1,1,1,1;: FPS: 3154 FrameTime: 0.317 ms
[pulsar] light=false:quads=5:texture=false: FPS: 9190 FrameTime: 0.109 ms
[desktop] blur-radius=5:effect=blur:passes=1:separable=true:windows=4: FPS: 3558 FrameTime: 0.281 ms
[desktop] effect=shadow:windows=4: FPS: 5426 FrameTime: 0.184 ms
[buffer] columns=200:interleave=false:update-dispersion=0.9:update-fraction=0.5:update-method=map: FPS: 1673 FrameTime: 0.598 ms
[buffer] columns=200:interleave=false:update-dispersion=0.9:update-fraction=0.5:update-method=subdata: FPS: 2431 FrameTime: 0.411 ms
[buffer] columns=200:interleave=true:update-dispersion=0.9:update-fraction=0.5:update-method=map: FPS: 1866 FrameTime: 0.536 ms
[ideas] speed=duration: FPS: 7882 FrameTime: 0.127 ms
[jellyfish] <default>: FPS: 5580 FrameTime: 0.179 ms
[terrain] <default>: FPS: 678 FrameTime: 1.475 ms
[shadow] <default>: FPS: 8345 FrameTime: 0.120 ms
[refract] <default>: FPS: 2568 FrameTime: 0.389 ms
[conditionals] fragment-steps=0:vertex-steps=0: FPS: 10318 FrameTime: 0.097 ms
[conditionals] fragment-steps=5:vertex-steps=0: FPS: 9706 FrameTime: 0.103 ms
[conditionals] fragment-steps=0:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 10299 FrameTime: 0.097 ms
[function] fragment-complexity=low:fragment-steps=5: FPS: 9990 FrameTime: 0.100 ms
[function] fragment-complexity=medium:fragment-steps=5: FPS: 9490 FrameTime: 0.105 ms
[loop] fragment-loop=false:fragment-steps=5:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 9938 FrameTime: 0.101 ms
[loop] fragment-steps=5:fragment-uniform=false:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 9843 FrameTime: 0.102 ms
[loop] fragment-steps=5:fragment-uniform=true:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 9933 FrameTime: 0.101 ms
=======================================================
                                  glmark2 Score: 8435 
=======================================================

This was tested on full screen 3440x1440 with modesetting driver ( amdgpu driver causes lag with external screen setup, so I had to switch to modesetting ). Temperatures on CPU reached 94°, Temperatures in GPU reached 76° Aprox. No Stuttering at all. Also found Reddit comments about users reporting issues with the Radeon RX6000 series.

Last edited by GTRONICK (2023-01-19 01:15:26)

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#4 2023-01-19 09:39:03

V1del
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Re: [SOLVED] ROG Strix G513QY, Stuttering, any game for few sec

I've had something similarlish  but only since the 6.1.x kernels, might want to test LTS or an older 6.0

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#5 2023-01-24 14:32:49

GTRONICK
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Re: [SOLVED] ROG Strix G513QY, Stuttering, any game for few sec

Well, seems solved downgrading to Linux Kernel LTS

5.15.89-1-lts

. The Stuttering is not present anymore at least since kernel change, however, Sometimes I can see like a blink, or flash in the screen, it seems to happen when the graphical load is high, but I do prefer that over the stuttering hahaha. Thanks a lot guys! hope the next kernel 6.x iterations fix the problem.

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