Question / Help Dual PC Setup - i3-8100


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Good morning -

I was recently given a second PC to use for my Dual PC Stream Setup but was not sure if this will be better than using my gaming laptop as my dedicated streaming pc. Previously, I was using my MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro (i7-7700hq) with x264 encoding. The main idea was to free up my gaming laptop for travelling or if mine or my wife's computer takes a dump.

The new PC has the following:
  • Intel I3-8100
  • 8GB DDR4 Ram
  • AMD Radeon R9 290

I generally have the settings in OBS / OBS.Live set to:
  • x264 Encoding
  • CBR 5000
  • CPU Usage: Faster
  • Profile: High
  • Tune: Zerolatency
  • Audio Bitrate at 160 / 320 (Depending on what I am doing)

Is the new rig going to be able to sustain what I was using with my laptop previously or will I need to upgrade cpu to something else?