I am currently running into problems with my setup. I feel that I should be able to record/stream at 45+ FPS with camtasia (recording) and OBS (streaming), but when I try to do so even on medium, my fps is around 15 or so. I play league of legends, civ 5, dota 2 and minecraft. I have had issues with all 4 games. I will provide my pc specs below:
AMD FX 8150 CPU
ASROCK 880 GMH MOBO
16GB 4x4GB DDR3 1600MHZ RAM
Hitachi / WD 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB CACHE SATA 3.0Gb/s
ATI RADEON HD 6770 1GB DDR5 2DVI HDMI/Disp-Port CrossFire PCI-EXP Video Card
COOLERMASTER GX 550 WATT HIGH PERFORMANCE SLI/CROSSFIRE POWER SUPPLY
I think it may be the GPU, but I am sorta concerned about the PSU as well. At only 550W, idk if its the reason why my gpu is underperforming. I am also considering upgrading to the 7950 next month. Will my 550W PSU be able to handle it?
Your GPU is weak for modern games. The PSU is not the best quality but that won't affect your problem here. If you do upgrade, I would ditch that PSU as fast as possible. 550w is enough but coolermaster PSus are junk.