I just built my first computer ever, an AMD 955 BE/XFX 5850, 4GB computer. I noticed when I'm streaming HD (1920x1080 input, 1280x720 output) with Adobe FME to justin.tv, all 4 cores are at 88-95% load. So that doesn't leave much processing power for gaming. Games like Dragon Age, Crysis, SC2 frames drop (rough estimate 10-15 fps) but are still very playable. So lately I'm not that impressed with my new computer . Could it be my gpu under full load? I heard it sucks at full load in one of the newegg reviews. Should I have gotten a 6 core or a stronger cpu (i7?)? Can I or should I overclock to improve performance?
Also my cpu idles at 32-36c and while streaming or gaming easily reaches 50-55c. My gpu idles around 36-38c and goes up to 76 and I think even 80c under intense gaming like Crysis while HD streaming. Do these look ok? I'm thinking of adding another 2 fans to the top of my NZXT M59 case.
Load temperatures seem a bit considering it's at stock. The GPU seems to be a bit hotter than normal, but it's nothing to be afraid of. The Phenom II X6 1055T would have been a better choice I suppose, you may be able to upgrade later on. Overclocking will help with performance.
Just go into your bios and up your multiplier. My 955 easily oc'd to 3.8 on air and really boosted my performance. My rig has a 4890 gpu and runs all those games no prob and gets 0ver 18,000 marks in 3dmark06 so you should be aces with the 5850 on board. I do use an Artic Cooling cpu fan and oc'd the gpu using CCC. Im just saying you should be getting great performance with what you have, maybe you just need to tweak it a bit.
Its probably doing some kind of downsize conversion and conversions require power.
1920x1080 to 1920 x 1080 probably wouldnt do that.
You could set the affinity to use only 2 cores for streaming.
I think you're right. I was messing around with smaller input resolutions with less downsizing and it freed up some of the processing power, but then I'd have to play my games at a smaller resolution to stream it correctly. How do I set the affinity to only use 2 cores? I would love to test that out!
I might overclock and do some tweaking or sell it before considering a 1090t. This cpu is weak... Thanks guys.