F1 2023 is stuttering and GPU stays in "P2" Mode.


Jul 1, 2023
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Hi folks,
I am - again - regretting to have bought an nvidia gpu (3060ti). Today because I was gifted F1 2023 on Steam. It works pretty reliably most of the time but then there are severe stutters (while playing on steamlink on my apple-tv), up to the point of unplayability/crash. I know, complex setup but bear with me.

I installed nvidia smi and telegraf on my pc to narrow down the issues (confirm or deny hardware issues like temp, gpu disabling itself or something).

What I found is that the GPU rarely enters P0 state (max powerstate) and often stays in P2-P8 even during gaming. This is a problem because the framerate of the games often is not capped and I experience frame drops here and there = the GPU is not performing at max capacity. Here's a screenshot of the gaming session from yesterday night.

System Stats during gaming session

Screenshot from 2024-01-01 10-54-58.png

The colors indicate the power states. Green = P0, Yellow is P2, Orange is P8 (lowest power draw).

My setup
System: Host: *** Kernel: 6.2.0-39-generic arch: x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: GNOME v: 44.3 Distro: Ubuntu 23.04 (Lunar Lobster) Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME X299-A II v: Rev 1.xx serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 0702 date: 06/10/2020 CPU: Info: 12-core model: Intel Core i9-10920X bits: 64 type: MT MCP cache: L2: 12 MiB Speed (MHz): avg: 2770 min/max: 1200/4600:4800:4700 cores: 1: 1199 2: 3500 3: 1200 4: 3500 5: 3500 6: 3500 7: 1300 8: 1200 9: 3500 10: 1600 11: 3500 12: 1600 13: 1200 14: 1200 15: 3500 16: 3500 17: 3500 18: 3500 19: 3500 20: 3500 21: 3500 22: 3500 23: 3500 24: 3500 Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 [GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Lite Hash Rate] driver: nvidia v: 535.129.03 Display: x11 server: X.Org v: with: Xwayland v: 22.1.8 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 535.129.03 renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 Audio: Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Device-2: NVIDIA GA104 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Device-3: ZOOM U-22 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio Sound API: ALSA v: k6.2.0-39-generic running: yes Sound Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.65 running: yes Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V driver: e1000e IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: f0:2f:74:1f:39:d6 IF-ID-1: br-43402da0269e state: down mac: 02:42:f6:2a:75:37 IF-ID-2: br-c5accd397ae4 state: down mac: 02:42:86:18:3e:98 IF-ID-3: docker0 state: down mac: 02:42:01:4d:be:5b RAID: Hardware-1: Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci Drives: Local Storage: total: 894.25 GiB used: 593.71 GiB (66.4%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37960G size: 894.25 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 878.65 GiB used: 593.7 GiB (67.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 ID-2: /boot/efi size: 512 MiB used: 6.1 MiB (1.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda2 Swap: ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 30.0 C mobo: 25.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 36 C Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0 fan-2: 482 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 0 fan-6: 0 fan-7: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 0% Info: Processes: 441 Uptime: 12h 2m Memory: 31.02 GiB used: 5.71 GiB (18.4%) Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.25

Thanks for reading and happy new year to you! :)

Probably a good idea to put that in your subject title (you can edit it) to draw more attention.


It's probably better to post your question in the F1 2023 github Proton issue, assuming that you are using Steam.
It's probably better to post your question in the F1 2023 github Proton issue, assuming that you are using Steam.
Thank for the suggestion. I'll check it out! :)

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