Question / Help Twitch OBS stream dropping frames; Please Help!


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Good Morning all,
For the last few months I have been streaming through Twitch by using OBS. Usually i have been running a 480p 60 fps 3000 bit rate stream but wanted to upgrade to a 720p 60 fps 3500 bitrate stream.
When I attempt this I drop 50%+ of my frames and the stream is unwatchable. Even when I lower the FPS to 30 and the bitrate to under 1000 (which is pointless anyways)... Anyone have some advice on what I could do? Here are some of my specs---
  • Internet Speed-- 300mbps Download/ 30mbps Upload
  • I am streaming Xbox One S Fortnite on USA East coast servers
  • I am using and El Gato capture card
  • Computer -- Acer Aspire Desktop, 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7400, 12GB DDR4, 2TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, TC-780-ACKI5
    • W/ graphics card-- EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC GAMING, 4GB (not sure if this is relevant since I am streaming Xbox)
  • Modem -- NETGEAR CM500-1AZNAS (16x4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
  • Router -- ASUS Whole Home Dual-Band AiMesh Router (AC1900)
  • Xbox & Computer are hardwired to the router with a Ethernet cords
Thanks so much--