Windows is throttling 3d performance in battery mode


Sephirote

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Hi everyone,

So I recently purchased a Dell XPS 15 with the below configuration

Windows 11
Core i7 i7-11800H
32GB ram
Nvidia GTX 3500ti
1tb SSD

I occasionally do a little bit of light gaming time to time, namely CSGO and I noticed that when I play with the PC plugged in I get between 150 to 300 FPS which is great.

However, when I play CSGO on battery mode, FPS are locked at 30fps. It's obviously being throttled or locked it's capable of running CSGO at 150+fps when plugged in.

So I'm guessing that this has something to do with power saving when in battery mode but I'm not sure which option I need to change.

What I've done so far is go to App>Display>Graphics and set CSGO to High performance in the list


It didn't fix the issue, I'm still throttled at 30fps in battery mode.

Any idea what option I should change to get my laptop to run games at full steam?

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11800H
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Gefore RTX 3050 Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OLED
RIght-click the Start button, click Power Options then click Gaming, might take some experimentation for the best performance. Most all Laptops/Notebooks tend to throttle the power when on battery only, lengthens the running capacity of the machine.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
RIght-click the Start button, click Power Options then click Gaming, might take some experimentation for the best performance. Most all Laptops/Notebooks tend to throttle the power when on battery only, lengthens the running capacity of the machine.
Thanks for your reply.
Right-click the start button then power options take me to Power & Battery settings.
I don't see any gaming option on that page.
There is a power mode option thought that was set to Best Power Saving, which I changed to Best Performance but CSGO is still throttled at 30 fps.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11800H
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Gefore RTX 3050 Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OLED
Could it be this?
Going by the name, it looks like when the power management is on it's limiting PCI express bandwidth which in turn could be limiting the GPU performance?


I turned it off on battery mode but still throttled at 30fps

I ran out of ideas. No idea what could be doing this
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11800H
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Gefore RTX 3050 Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OLED
I've never owned a laptop with an Optimus setup.

If you have the nVidia control panel installed, I believe that there's a setting in it to force the nVidia GPU to be used all the time, rather than switching between the integrated one and the nVidia one.

May be worth a try.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Amd Threadripper 7970X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte TRX50 Aero D
    Memory
    128GB (4 X 32) Kingston DDR5 5200 (RDIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 4090 OC
    Sound Card
    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 27E1N8900 OLED
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Crucial T700 2TB M.2 NVME SSD
    WD 4TB Blue SATA SSD
    Seagate 18TB IronWolf Pro
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1600 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo XL
    Cooling
    Alphacool Eisbaer Pro Aurora 360, with 3 Phanteks T30 fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I9-13900K
    Motherboard
    Asus RoG Strix Z690-E
    Memory
    64GB G.Skill DDR5-6000
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB
    8 TB Seagate Ironwolf
    4TB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
Thanks for your reply.
Right-click the start button then power options take me to Power & Battery settings.
I don't see any gaming option on that page.
There is a power mode option thought that was set to Best Power Saving, which I changed to Best Performance but CSGO is still throttled at 30 fps.
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
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