Can I force "performance" power profile?

Is there a way to make fedora use it if it doesn’t show up in gnome settings?

It is quite old, but maybe you can take some info out of it:

Not that I know of, that profile is only enabled if it is supported.

Changes here

I have a laptop that does not have it and I was able to force it at one time but it did unpredictable things and broke parts of the Gnome UI. The “performance” mode depends on the vendor firmware support and not just the hardware. It’s an option for my Lenovo but not my MSI on the same CPU, for example. If you don’t have the option, then it’s best to leave it on Balanced and leave it to the CPU to handle it on demand.

One thing you can do is see if there are any firmware updates available:

sudo fwupdmgr refresh
sudo fwupdmgr get-updates

And if there are and you’re ready to install the new firmware:
sudo fwupdmgr update

Note that this may not bring the update profile, but it’s possible that your vendor may have added support for it since you initially bought your laptop and it’s a good idea to keep this updated regardless.

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