So i just got an EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked 2GB to replace my Radeon 6670 for increase of VRAM and graphics capability. Trouble im having at the moment is recording with the software fraps. In any game i play, whether good or bad quality graphics, my fraps will drop frames when recording to 12-15 fps. I've tried changing my settings on fraps from 60fps to 30fps while recording, no difference. Only difference i have encountered is when i change from full size to half size, then i get perfect frames, usually 60+.
My computer specs are the following:
i7 3770 3.4GHz (3.9GHZ turbo) 77W Quad core
Seasonic SS-560KM Active PFC F3, 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 Modular Power Supply
MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
1x Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 low profile
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling 02G-P4-2774-KR GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
So i tried doing some troubleshooting. One thing i noticed using the EVGA PrecisionX software was that when i started recording on fraps, the load on my gpu went from 50-60% down to 10-20%. I found that weird. Now, the gpu requires 600+ watts for the psu and at least 42 amps on the +12V rail. I get 46 amps on my +12 rails while recording. I dont know if this is the reason or not, but i tested some other recording softwares like bandicam and the ShadowPlay which came with my gpu and i was able to record fine at 50-60 fps. Now those record to a specifc codec whereas fraps is raw .avi so it requires more system resources but this was very unusual to me.
Last thing to note is that before i swapped out my gpu, i was able to record decently around 30fps on my radeon 6670.
So im pretty stumped and would really love some help if anyone has any ideas.
Here are 2 pictures of before and after recording:
This is while recording:
This is after recording (you can see when everything spikes up):
well fraps is known to kill fps, so depending on what game you are playing and at what levels it could kill your FPS. Is there a reason you can't just use shadowplay?
Specifically, Guild Wars 2 on high graphics. I get 80-90 fps on that game and fraps reduces it to 10-15 fps. I dont want to use shadowplay because the video is recorded in H.264 codec whereas fraps is raw .avi so when i do video editing fraps will have better quality at the end since it has been only compressed once.
Nvidia have implemented shadowplay into their drivers, use that to record instead! it was designed to circumvent this exact problem!
And this is not a solution. Sure, i can use Shadowplay. But you fail to understand the point of my thread in that, with a much worse graphics card that had only 1gb vram, i was able to record with fraps. With this $350 top line card, i cant record with fraps. Something does not seem right. Just simply saying "oh well just use shadowplay" is a pretty bad solution.
But i get the feeling you didnt even bother reading my entire post before you made your statement.
Shadowplay wasnt designed to circumvent anything. Its a recording software. Like any other recording software.
I apologize if i came across as rude, it was definitely not my intention. reading through your post again i see that you have tried shadowplay, i had GTX570 and was able to record Dayz, and other games with everything on max at 60fps...
you are obviously well informed, but a suggestion perhaps would be to turn your setting down in game to see if it makes a difference? maybe to the settings you had it on with your previous card, with the extra graphical grunt, more of your cpu may be getting used? if it makes a difference then configure your optimal settings