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Heya,

Which should/would help more with recording fraps so my FPS doesn't dip as much?

An AMD Phenom II X6 1090t, any Intel quad from i5 to i7, or a new GPU? I'm gonna start doing much more video recording, and want whatever will help the most with recording... rendering I don't care.

My problem right now is that my FPS drops, but cannot pinpoint if its my GPU or CPU that is mainly bottle necking it.
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post #2 of 17
SSD and processor power mostly.
Fraps uses a lot of CPU power and it can be bottlenecked if your HD can't write the data fast enough so an SSD would overcome that easily. Set of Striped 10k/15k RPM drives would also have no issue as long as you aren't recording above 60fps @ 1080p.

i7 would perform the best but I personally would stick to an i5 as the different would be minimal.
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If I was to get either CPU, they'd be OC'd to 4ghz.
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Hard drive...I know it might seem surprising but you are dumping quite a lot of data when recording (it being uncompressed and all) so the bottleneck is in the I/O. I would recommend you RAID0 a couple or just two drives and you should definitely see an increase in performance. Btw, what is your CPU clocked at? If around 4GHz, then more likely than not it is not bottlenecking you. However, another GTX 460 should help too but I seriously think your HDD is a bigger bottleneck. The F4s are ok...but they're not speed demons by any means. I would recommend you getting a F3 1TB and dump all your recordings there. They can be had for $50, often less.


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If it's hard drives that are slowing you down, check out the WD RE4's, they're a 7200rpm drive, but in Raid-0, they are faster than the VilociRaptors in Raid-0

Edit:
This page has all of WD’s RE4 series, and they are very fast!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...+RE4&x=15&y=30
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post #6 of 17
honestly, since i do lots of recording and such. depends on what type of setting you're recording with.

the best solution is GPU > CPU > HDD in that order. if you get a strong enough gpu, it just overcomes the fps in raw power. CPU and HDD are only helping factors when using fraps
    
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post #7 of 17
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Hard drive...I know it might seem surprising but you are dumping quite a lot of data when recording (it being uncompressed and all) so the bottleneck is in the I/O. I would recommend you RAID0 a couple or just two drives and you should definitely see an increase in performance. Btw, what is your CPU clocked at? If around 4GHz, then more likely than not it is not bottlenecking you. However, another GTX 460 should help too but I seriously think your HDD is a bigger bottleneck. The F4s are ok...but they're not speed demons by any means. I would recommend you getting a F3 1TB and dump all your recordings there. They can be had for $50, often less.


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I'm using stock 3.2ghz because it's an unlocked processor and won't OC. I'm recording to my F3 1tb though. I'll have to look into RAID0 then I think.

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If it's hard drives that are slowing you down, check out the WD RE4's, they're a 7200rpm drive, but in Raid-0, they are faster than the VilociRaptors in Raid-0

Edit:
This page has all of WD’s RE4 series, and they are very fast!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...+RE4&x=15&y=30
Thanks, I'll check it out.

Quote:
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honestly, since i do lots of recording and such. depends on what type of setting you're recording with.

the best solution is GPU > CPU > HDD in that order. if you get a strong enough gpu, it just overcomes the fps in raw power. CPU and HDD are only helping factors when using fraps
I wanna record at 1080p/full screen.
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post #8 of 17
Hmm, maybe another GTX460 in sli then?
They are very cool running cards!
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post #9 of 17
Having two extra threads would help, and going Intel would help even more (especially with overclocks).

But finding a 7.2K drive with high sustained reads would be the best bet, two in RAID would be even better. As it is, you shouldn't have a problem recording gameplay, I claim HDD bottleneck before CPU/GPU.
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If you ever do decide to upgrade your hard drives.

Just make a request, and I'll post some RE4 speed benchmarks, compared to the VilociRaptors!
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