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Streaming / CPU Problem

Whenever i stream on my desktop it is fine on my stream and it is clean. Whenever I am in a game it is quite stuttery sometimes but when i check my stream it is very bad fps like 1 frame per 10 seconds and I dont know how to fix it as i have been trying to stream all my life and now that I got nbn i am excited to stream. I have done a speed test on speedtest.net and i got 8 ms, 20 mbit/s down and 13 mbit/s up. Which is enough to stream at good rates.

My Theory is that I dont have a good enough cpu because when i check task manager and i am streaming it shows 100% cpu is being used which might be why my stream runs badly.

I have an i5 7600k which has been overclocked to 4.4ghz with 1.2 volts.

I dont know if I need a new cpu to stream high quality and if that is true what do u recommend.
Motherboard= MSI Z270M Mortar
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  1. try to use Shadowplay if you have nvidia GPU or whatever equivalent from AMD.
    and yes, your CPU is not that good for gaming in 2018 though depends on the games you play.
  2. ^Agree with using shadowplay, etc.
    But the 7600k is a good gaming cpu. You just lack the extra threads to game and stream smoothly.
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    7600 or any other 4 cores/threads CPU is barely enough in 2018.
    https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2773-intel-i5-2500k-revisit-benchmark-for-2017/page-3
    There is a substantial difference between i5 and i7 and not only in AVG FPS.
    some games (not benchmarks) have stuttering/freezes and even control lags on some maps/scenes with i5.
    On the intel side, 4 cores/threads CPUs (older i5 and the new i3) are the entry level gaming CPUs. They do decent enough job, but they are not good in 2018.
  4. n0ns3ns3 said:
    7600 or any other 4 cores/threads CPU is barely enough in 2018.
    https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2773-intel-i5-2500k-revisit-benchmark-for-2017/page-3
    There is a substantial difference between i5 and i7 and not only in AVG FPS.
    some games (not benchmarks) have stuttering/freezes and even control lags on some maps/scenes with i5.
    On the intel side, 4 cores/threads CPUs (older i5 and the new i3) are the entry level gaming CPUs. They do decent enough job, but they are not good in 2018.


    What are your thoughts on the Ryzens, like the 1600, even though the cores are weaker than some of the I3/I5s?
  5. do u reckon a top of the line i7 would do the job if so what would u reccomend?
  6. n0ns3ns3 said:
    7600 or any other 4 cores/threads CPU is barely enough in 2018.
    https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2773-intel-i5-2500k-revisit-benchmark-for-2017/page-3
    There is a substantial difference between i5 and i7 and not only in AVG FPS.
    some games (not benchmarks) have stuttering/freezes and even control lags on some maps/scenes with i5.
    On the intel side, 4 cores/threads CPUs (older i5 and the new i3) are the entry level gaming CPUs. They do decent enough job, but they are not good in 2018.


    do u reckon a top of the line i7 would do the job if so what would u reccomend?
  7. it all depends on what you do.
    For gaming and streaming using GPU (like shadowplay or OBS with HW encoding) a drop in replacement like i7-6700K or i7-7700K will do the job for couple of years.
    If you are after envoding/transforming stream using CPU, the more the merrier - but we are talking about over 1000$ CPUs with new MB.
    A lot of people that use the second approach, are actually have a separate computer dedicated to capture, encode and send it to streaming service.
    For me shadowplay is good enough to stream to youtube.
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