1. S

    OBS at idle loads the video card

    As it was written above, in this case OBS in idle ( JUST OPEN, WITHOUT RECORDING, STREAMS, VISUAL, etc.) loads the video card at 30-40% and when recording the load rises to 70%, before this was not so I decided to look for an answer, In all this as an encoder for recording used codec H264 on the...
  2. ale1ver

    Max Audio Buffering, Rendering Lag, GPU Encoder Overload

    Hey guys, thanks for reading, I'm new to this kind of stuff, however I have more than 20 days in a row trying to get my streams/recording in a decent way. Still I'm facing different issues. At the moment I'm getting Max Audio Buffering with rendering lag and gpu encoder overload. All my games...
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    HIGH GPU CONSUMPTION? I installed OBS version 29.1.3 but I see that as soon as I opened the program, (Do not transmit, Do not record) Only the open application consumes 20% of the GPU (at rest) at (1680mhz gpu clock) (9501mhz memory clock) at 50º degrees and the cpu stalling at 15%-10% load...
  4. K

    High GPU use on idle + Desktop Window Manager

    Running a 5800x3d + 3080ti + 32gb ram. OBS idles at anywhere from 20-30% gpu use. Desktop Window Manager (dwm) uses anywhere from 5-10% gpu when idle, but spikes to fill up whatever gpu headroom is left (100%) when playing anything using more of the gpu. GPU-Z shows that the gpu is DEFINITELY...
  5. markjay

    intel arc a750 with amd ryzen 5 3600

    Can I do Intel hardware encoding with intel arc a750 with amd ryzen 5 3600 or does it only work with Intel Core CPU? NVENC is just too unstable and so I need to consider moving away from nvidia
  6. Z

    OBS GPU Usage 30-40%

    Hi all, I know there's a few threads about similar issues but I've tried many things and not having any luck. Also wanted to upload my own log for people to check, which is here: So basically when I launch OBS, my GPU usage goes straight up to...
  7. D

    High GPU usage. Constantly sitting over 40% just at idle.

    Hey everyone, I am currently struggling to get anywhere with this OBS issue. I have tried googling and spending hours on the forums with no avail. I would be forever grateful for some guidance. My issue seems to be that the general usage for OBS seems to be very high. I am sitting at about 40%...
  8. NikePoWer

    Desktop ONLY sound delay

    Hello! I have no ide what is happening. I was streaming for 6 hours, everything was fine, I started playing CS:GO, everything was fine, when we changed map, the stream sound (only the desktop sound) was started delaying. I thought maybe the Nvidia Broadcast is the issue. I uninstalled, restarted...
  9. G

    OBS massive frame loss

    Hello! I've been streaming and after booting up Apex legends my OBS suddenly can't keep up anymore. It stutters VERY HEAVILY. My game looks totally fine, but OBS stutters down to like 10-20FPS. Apex uses 80-90% GPU which I believe is normal. OBS started using 50-60% GPU until I turned power...
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    Auslastung GPU Encodierung Streaming

    Hi OBS Forum, ich wollte mal fragen ob meine Auslastung zu hoch ist? Encodierung erfolgt wie im Titel steht über Grafikkarte. Ich bin bei ca. 25 bis 40 % und das ohne ein Spiel zu spielen. Mir ist das heute mal wieder richtig aufgefallen und ich bin mir nicht sicher ob das jetzt durch das neue...
  11. FreakyMood

    H.264 is deleted after formatting and installing drivers again.

    Before I formatted my computer, I had an "H.264" video card driver encoder. But now I only have x264 CPU encoder. It didn't fix even though I downloaded all the drivers. Windows 11 Pro 64Bit Latest version of OBS Studio.
  12. A

    Minimizing CPU/GPU workload to stream and record at the same time

    Hi There, I am looking to stream and record at the same time so I can keep the higher quality files, but also not have to double the work load. My understanding is if you mirror your stream and recording settings this is possible. I have setup mine like this, would someone mind taking a look...
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    Question: is it possible to use both GPU and CPU for recording?

    I can record at native resolution (1080p) with my gpu but i ask myself if it is possible to split the recording task between the cpu and gpu? I have a low-middle end pc so it would be helpfull. Thank you in advance.
  14. S

    OBS error AMF_OPENCL_FAILED (code 19)

    У меня появилась эта ошибка когда я использую кодировщик AMD. Видеокарта: AMD R7 260X 2Gb (200 Series) Файл логов:
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    Which one should i use for on my system: x264 or nvenc ?

    Hi everyone! I am only recording short game clips (mostly fast-paced games like fps genre). Can u explain me the settings? Which should i use on my system? I want lossles-quality recordings as possible, file sizes are not problem for me because my recordings usually will be so short. Should i...
  16. DayGeckoArt

    NVENC actually uses a lot of GPU resources and watts

    The premise of NVENC is to handle video encoding without impacting game performance much. There's a lot of discussion on the internet about the computer resources used by NVENC in various forums, blogs, Youtube videos, etc and the general consensus seems to be that it does use a bit of CPU and...
  17. E

    Should I use x264 or H264/5

    I'm wondering if I should use x264 or H264 (AMD Advanced Media Framework). Also what settings should I use for what encoder? My Specs: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core Processor GPU: Radeon RX 580 Series
  18. SourceOfficial

    OBS Using Abnormal Amounts of GPU

    Hello OBS Community, Recently I've gotten back into streaming, and just today I was running a abnormal surprise stream (just after the most recent update) and problems arose. First of all, my GPU usage spiked from 10%-20% to 100% just on the OBS process itself (due note I am running 1080p60fps...
  19. 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.
  20. 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...