1. C

    Best Settings for OBS

    Hey! I'm looking for some help, I want to know the best Settings for my rig. PC Specs: CPU: Intel Core I5-6500 GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 TI Ram: 8GBs I'll mainly play games like overwatch, Minecraft, maybe val? stuff like that.
  2. Nocturnal Lunacy

    High CPU Usage Since Update to 27.2.1

    I've noticed today that all my games are lagging as I am streaming where it never did it before. So I opened up task manager and now since the update OBS is using 60+% cpu whereas it only used 20% avg with my current settings. Now its 40% higher. And now it's barely using any gpu which before it...
  3. Y

    Skipped frames due to encoding lag even though my cpu is used at about 50% in task manager, and obs is stating it's using the cpu at about 5%

    the "Skipped frames due to encoding lag" keep going up even though my cpu is used at about 50% in task manager, and obs is stating it's using the cpu at about 5% log file
  4. propz

    CPU usage: Browser source better than local file?

    Hello there, I'm trying to optimize my cpu load (older cpu) while streaming. I watched some videos where they say, that it's better to use browser sources instead of local files. But how does that make sense? The browser source must be rendered like everything else right? Or is it about...
  5. Loopkill2

    Big Trouble While Recording.

    Hey everyone im trying to make obs work like it used to i have no idea what has changed but now it is not letting me record anything at all without it encoding lag left and right and im really getting fed up with it i enjoy recording but i cant do it without my videos looks choppy now Specs...
  6. Lahdo

    H264 or x264?

    Hey dear, Open Broadcasting Software forum! Today I changed to H264/AVC Encoder (AMD Advanced Media Framework) which was before on "veryfast" x264.. I also did experiments on medium up to ultrafast (ultrafast is too extremely pixelated, and medium is not pixelated, and in realities like "The...
  7. F

    Why OBS is using a significant amount of CPU when using NVENC?

    From my understanding, the composition of the different sources is done on the GPU and it's also the case for the encoding (NVENC) so what is left on the CPU? I have a CPU bottleneck so I would like to know how I can influence the CPU consumption of OBS knowing I'm using NVENC encoding
  8. F

    Does streaming and recording at the same time use more CPU when using NVENC?

    using recording quality same as stream or different quality. Is it just asking more work to the encoder (on the GPU) or is it doing more work on the CPU too?
  9. P

    95% CPU usage on MAC with Elgato HD60s+

    Hi, I am running into this horrible overload of CPU usage on my 2016 MacBook Pro 13". As I have been trying to fix it for over two weeks I will try to narrow down the issue: Whenever I start up OBS it completely clogs up my Mac's CPU, averaging between 87-95% (even when idle). I recently...
  10. D

    Hardware for NDI Streams

    Hi, im Streaming 3 NDI Streams (2 Cameras, one Projector, to screen Capturing) to Youtube. Right now im Doing that on a MacPro 5.1 or a Macbook Air M1. The Macbook Air has the Problem that after some time it gets hot, Framerate drops and i get delays. The Mac Pro works OK but there are only...
  11. G

    Highly random CPU usage (online&offline)

    Hi all ! I recently restored a clean version of my streaming PC. Since then I'm getting high CPU usage on a random basis. Let me explain : Sometimes I spend hours livestreaming (NVENC) + recording (x264) without a hitch. Sometimes I just boot up OBS, not even going live, to find my usual 10%...
  12. K

    When Using Animated Overlay for stream, OBS has very high cpu usage

    So when I have another source open (one without the animated overlay) at idle without doing anything, obs is usually 2%, However when I switch to the source with the animated overlay, it spikes up to 20% on idle only. I tried streaming with both sources, I had no problems nor lag when I wasn't...
  13. D

    Obs after sometime drops cpu clock and locks there

    I stream on laptop razer blade 14 2021 with ryzen 5900hx and rtx 3070 and my problem is when obs is on wheater recording or streaming sometimes cpu clock drops to 0.40 ghz and stays there till i close obs so it makes streaming basicaly impossible and i don't know what to do, i checked temps and...
  14. G

    need Hints to reduce Stress on Cpu Because of own-made Overlay

    Hi, first of all: im a Streamer since 3 months and i love it❤ now the Problem: I made my very own Overylay with GIMP and Davinci Resolve Fusion. I made some Panels with Animated Backroung and Finally a big Gameframe with an animation. I was scared how big such files can be. The Frame has a...
  15. Mastered UI John

    High CPU Usage?

    Ok so many people have a CPU Problem.When they are recording they get HIGH CPU.They tried to find many videos and support and nothing helped.I am here to help you :) So I had the same problem.While I was recording OBS Was using the 80% of my CPU.But I fixed it.And here's how to do it Well if...
  16. S

    My OBS CPU usage stays around 10% or below?

    I have a second PC for streaming and I am not sure if my CPU is doing the best it can when I've been testing. I've noticed people on other forums get a higher number on the CPU usage, why can't I? Is this bad for me? The output (on Twitch) seems to be laggy and somewhat blurry as well. Anybody...
  17. D

    Does Hardware like CPU/RAM/Motherboard affect the performance?

    Hello everybody. I have a pc with following specs: I7 920 Quad Core processor, 16 GB DDR3 Ram, and GTX1050ti 4GB. Now the problem is, that on this PC (using elgato Camlink 4K) I can only receive HD output, and that with a high latency. When switching HDMI out (on camera) to full 4K, the screen...
  18. M

    Xbox Stream stutters - GPU upgrade ok?

    My Setup now is not the best: i5-2500k | Gtx 1050ti | 16gb ddr3 RAM the thing is, because i can not spend that much, i‘m not sure what i should upgrade first. My thoughts are to upgrade the GPU first, because i use the new NVENC to stream and have room for my CPU to do the rest. The Stream...
  19. G

    Mobile Streaming

    Is the Core i5 4570 good for mobile game streaming? I have a Lenovo PC with a i5 4570 and 10 Gigs of Ram and I’m trying to stream my mobile gaming at 1080p
  20. D

    Streaming PC has single period of High CPU usage then goes back to normal

    Hello everyone, I've had this issues for awhile now and have yet to figure out the exact root of the problem. I'm running a dual PC set up with the streaming pc composed of a i5 4690k OC at 4.27 gHz and a GTX 960. I can stream for several hours without any issue, CPU usage running around...