01-10-2022 09:48 PM
03-29-2023 04:03 AM
CPUs need better management in all machines.
The machine should know what it needs to use or learn from what it can get away with much like Nvids GPU drivers. If you set targets it will do what it can to hit them using as little power as possible. I made a post in the TUF notebook thread about this. Not sure if I have mentioned it here before but I will do so again.
Basically, there needs to be a better Balanced mode, like what the Legion laptops have. You can set the GPU OC if you wish but generally it will only use the power it needs to get the job done on both CPU and GPU sides of things. I have found with boost enabled even with FPS limits set, on the same games and settings, boost will amp the temps up by 20c. Purely because it will use the full power allocation and 4.7ghz (FA507RR) to do anything that may require more than 15w to do. As a guy who uses manual mode so I can set better fan curves as I am more concern about keeping my device cool than I am it making noise, it will just boost relentlessly unless I turn it off. I would expect that with an uncapped framerate, but at a locked 70fps? Seeing a 20c jump in temps for no performance gain is just mental. If you used Conductonaut extreme on all your gaming machines maybe it would lower that a little. But seriously if you don't want to reign in the boost logic, you need to up the cooling. So far I have had no reason to allow boost to run, all it does is skyrocket temps.
Maybe as well as that, you could add more options in the Manual mode in AC. Possible undervolting of both chips and a frequency limit on the CPU too. so even if I allow boost and the cooling is better, I could allow the CPU to 4ghz, which is more than 3.2ghz. I would still appreciate the CPU to only use what it needs to get the job done though. Honestly, I hate all the pushing for AI crap in everything, but if thats what it takes for the machine to have some self control here, then please implement it.
04-19-2023 08:18 AM
I purchased a Zephyrus Duo 16 - it is a well thought out design & overall is a highly productive machine capable of both business and gaming. Its performance is formidable for such a thin laptop and most people who see it can't believe its specifications. Asus have provided an array of support tools to configure, maintain & support the system which is very good.
What I have noticed however is that drivers are not updated for it on a regular basis on the Asus Support Website - more regular updates would be major improvement in my opinion & most likely would increase repeat purchases of this type of product. Due to the drivers being out of date they do not always support all features of new games as would be expected from a high-end machine.
Unfortunately the latest industry drivers (e.g. Nvidia) do not work properly on this machine based on my own testing, as it seems they do not have the capability to manage the power optimally - the end result is a poor gaming experience, even though they are the latest as provided by the manufacturer which support all the latest features.