Question / Help i9900ks 5GHz or RTX 2080ti for encoding stream


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Hey Guys,

my new setup will include a rxt 2080ti and a i9900ks with 5Ghz

I heard with the new nvenc method on obs you can easily reach h.264 encoding medium quality

my question now is, could I handle a cpu encoding on fast? or should I use the new nvenc because its way less stressful for my pc and have similar stream quality and game peformance?


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20-series nvenc is about on par with x264's medium preset. You need to keep this in mind when selecting.


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Using a preset slower than medium is just a waste of CPU cycles. The improvement is negligible, while the CPU usage skyrockets and prevents the thing you're going to capture (probably some game) from getting enough CPU.