Question / Help 2 pc NDI streams worse than single pc stream for me


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hey guys brand new here so sorry for my formatting or missing information

GOAL: i would like to stream to twitch using a 2 PC set up with OBS v23.0 and NDI at 720p60fps while playing at 144fps in my games

SETUP: i am currently trying to run a 2 pc set up, one for streaming and one for gaming.

The gaming PC has 2 monitors, one 60hz where my OBS/chat/twitch/youtube/w.e is on and the 144hz monitor where i game from but frequently alt tab from fullscreen.

The streaming pc has a 60hz monitor

all 3 monitors are 1920x1080

Problem: my streams do not look 60fps when i stream using NDI from my streaming PC however it looks okay when i stream and game on the same gaming rig.
All games look 40-50fps when using NDI
anthem and diablo look 60 fps when gaming and streaming from single pc however anthem does not run as well as id like to (70fps)
apex always looks 40-50fps regardless if i am on NDI or not

Specs: Streaming PC
Microphone: Blue Snowball
Monitor: BenQ RL2455
Mother Board: MSI H310M Arctic
GPU: GTX 1060 6G
CPU: I5 8600
Cooler: Deepcool gammaxx 400wh
PSU: Thermaltake smart pro RGB 650W
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666 (8x2)

Specs: Gaming PC
Microphone: Blue Yeti
Monitor: MSI Optix G24C 144hz
Monitor2: benQ GL2460 60hz
Mother Board: MSI z370m
GPU: GTX 2060 6G
CPU: I7 8700K
Cooler: 212 evo
PSU: HX850i
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 (8x2)

Ive posted output and video settings from both of my pcs as attachments. i hope this helps or is useable

OBS LOGS: The apex ones seem the worse despite streaming with NDI or no NDI, Anthem and diablo3 streams very nicely from my single pc but it looks like 45-50fps when on NDI

NDI x264 faster preset apex log

NDI x264 faster preset Anthem Log

NDI x264 faster preset diablo log

No NDI x264 faster preset apex log

no NDI x264 faster preset anthem log

no NDI x264 faster preset diablo3 log

i hope this is enough information, please let me know if you require more info. If you would like to watch any of the vods, i have some poorly named ones streamed from today on my test account


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