Question / Help encoding issue that should not exist


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when recording I get choppy videos and the overload encoding message no matter the settings I use

I built a new PC. I have been trying to record apex legends.
the only time a not choppy video was recorded was in 480p 30fps
have followed many tutorials from people with Ryzen systems with less powerful hardware who could get 1080p 60 fps smoothly but none helped

I have lowered the in game video settings also but did not help
also my cpu usage never goes over %50

ASUS b450M-A
Ryzen 5 2600 (tried standard and overclocked to 4.1GHz)
16 GB DDR4
Radeon Rx 580
1tb harddrive


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CPU usage not relevant since you've chosen to use the AMF encoder.

10:42:42.729: Output 'adv_file_output': Number of lagged frames due to rendering lag/stalls: 25136 (59.8%)
10:42:42.729: ==== Recording Stop ================================================
10:42:47.831: Video stopped, number of skipped frames due to encoding lag: 21234/23763 (89.4%)

OBS is experiencing both rendering lag (before encoding) and encoding lag (with your AMF encoder).

Unlike NVENC, the AMF encoder uses GPU resources, so if you have free CPU resources available you'd be better off with x264.

Before that, though, you've got rendering lag, so you should check if Game Mode is on.