Question / Help i3 8th Gen - Dual PC Setup


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Currently, I have a Dual PC stream setup. My brother in law is bringing me a desktop PC that he thinks will be good enough for x264 Encoding but I’m not quite sure.

PC Specs:
  • i3 8th Gen (I believe 8100 or 8300)
  • 8GB ddr4 3000mhz ram
  • AMD R9 290 (4gb card)
I am trying to free up my Gaming Laptop for if I need to travel or if the wife or kids need to do extra school work, etc. Mainly because I am not fond of using my laptop lately as a streaming pc because I would like to use this as my backup in-case my desktop bites the dust anytime soon.


Current Stream Setup:
  • i7 7700hq
  • 6gb DDR4L 2400mhz Ram
  • Geforce GTX 1060 (6gb)
I generally use x264 encoding and have the following settings:
  • Advanced Output:
    • x264
    • CBR @ 5000 bits
    • CPU Usage @ Fast/Medium
    • Profile @ main
    • Tune @ zerolatency
  • Video Settings:
    • Base Canvas @ 1920 x 1080
    • Output Canvas @ 1280 x 720
    • Filter @ Bicubic
    • Common FPS @ 30 fps
  • Advanced Settings:
    • Video Color space is 708
    • Color Range is set to Full
    • Dynamically Change bitrate to manage congestion is enabled
    • Enable Network Optimization(s) is enabled