This is a Python3 program which uses a simple GTK gui to view, monitor and in the future overclock a Radeon GPU on Linux.
What can it do?
- View memory and GPU P-states including voltages.
- Ability to monitor signals from GPU sensors by means of plotting
- Write a bash file with overclock settings
- Multi GPU support in top dropdown list
What can't it do?
- Directly apply values from GUI (this will be a future addition)
- Fan control (this will be a future addition)
- Monitor multiple GPU's
- A Radeon card which uses the AMDGPU kernel driver
- Linux kernel 4.8+ (Ubuntu 16.10 or newer)
- The overdrive kernel parameter must be set.
- Python3 (3.6+)
Virtual Environment Requirements
sudo apt install --yes \ python3-matplotlib python3-gi python3-setuptools python3-cairo
python3.7 -m venv venv source venv/bin/activate python -m pip install --upgrade \ matplotlib \ setuptools \ pycairo
Clone the repository and open a terminal in this folder and install the required packages. For installation run
sudo python3 setup.py install
python -m pip install -e .
After installation, the
wattmanGTK command is available from any terminal.
Alternatively, the tool can also be launched from the command line by running
in a terminal where you cloned the repository. When you want to apply the settings given in the GUI click apply, and instructions will be given on how to apply the overclock. This is at your own risk!
Contributing & Donations
Contributions can be made in terms of:
- Hardware debugging, please let me know if your configuration runs or not (mine is run with 4.19 and an RX480)
- Feature additions, some TODO's are given in the files
- Packaging of the software
- Feedback on the code
- Donations can be made on http://paypal.me/pools/c/89hdUKrx2Z
- Other contributions are also possible, please let me know
How do I know my card has the overdrive bit enabled
Just try to run WattmanGTK. It will tell you if your card does not support overdrive. Even if this is not the case you can set a kernel parameter to force overdrive to be enabled (may not work on all cards). For more information on how to set the parameter check the Arch Wiki
For GRUB based systems (like ubuntu): edit the /etc/default/grub file and edit the line:
And change it to:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash amdgpu.ppfeaturemask=<the suggested value by WattmanGTK>"
Then grub needs to be updated, for ubuntu this is done by running
For distro agnostic updating this can be done by running
on BIOS systems:
# grub2-mkconfig -o /etc/grub2.cfg
on UEFI systems:
# grub2-mkconfig -o /etc/grub2-efi.cfg
Then reboot the machine. Once rebooted you can check the current featuremask by
printf "0x%08x\n" $(cat /sys/module/amdgpu/parameters/ppfeaturemask)
Setting the kernel parameter causes artifacts and glitching
It could be that setting the kernelparameter can enable features that should not be enabled which could be the cause.
The program does not work for me
Please open an issue here. Furthermore, refer to this thread on reddit for additional help: link
The program can not find a certain senor path and fails
Please refer to: #1