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ok so I have a i5 2500k OC to 4.0
8 gigs of g, skill 1600.
500 gig 7200 WD
and a 460 gtx on the way.

I want to play gw2 on ultra/high and stream in 1080p. Running at 1920x1080 and have a second monitor at 1680x900.

If not what would be the part holding it back.

I heard streaming over twitch.tv is really resource heavy and that a 2500k might not be able to handle it. Any opinions would be appreciated.
post #2 of 10
I'd be more worried about internet connection considering your rig specs. I can FRAPS BF3 on Ultra @ like 55 FPS without lag issues I'm sure thats more intensive than streaming. Once you get your 560ti you probably won't have any problems. GW2 minimum requires HD3000 graphics so it's not very demanding depending on settings, couldn't find any information on what you'd need for ultra but considering an MMO I think you'll be fine.
Edited by NateST - 4/25/12 at 11:10pm
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I have a 460 gtx on the way not a 560 ti, but i've heard the 460 is pretty close to a 560 in performance.
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Eh as far as I know the 460 falls between the 6870 and 6870 where as the 560ti competes with the 6950. I'd say with Medium settings FRAPS shouldn't be an issue. Just remember WOW is more CPU bound than anything just OC to 4.5 if you can't do it at stock.
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Streaming requires purely CPU power (and internet bandwidth). So don't worry about your graphics card - that's just required to run the game as normal. You'd be better off with an i7, but you can still stream well with an i5-2500k. I dunno about how many CPU cores gw2 uses... you may see some slow down on that front. My only reference is streaming SC2. SC2 requires high useage of 2 cores, so with that game you see some slowdown streaming at high resolution with an i5-2500k.

Aside from getting an i7, there's nothing you can do except see how it's running & test out various settings. You may be just fine... you might have to step down to streaming at 720p.

Cranking up the overclock will help a little. Your exact settings on twitch will matter too, but I don't know enough to advise you there.

Go to teamliquid.net and check the streaming-related stickies in their tech forum - or look for a better resource specific to gw2 or mmos somewhere else.
    
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Streaming is better with a i7 2600k
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Quote:
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Streaming is better with a i7 2600k

Proof? I've never streamed @ super high quality as only have 1 meg up is awful for it and would substantially increase ping but I had no problems streaming WoW what so ever and that was on a 955 @ 3.8 and a 6950.
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Increased quality of stream means a dramatic increase of CPU power needed. It's like the difference in running a game on a crappy cpu at a super low resolution or at 2560x1600 - it's a major difference. And like most video encoding (and unlike normal gaming), streaming can use lots and lots of threads (hence the benefits of hyperthreading). For the same reason streaming a game like SC2 is one of the few areas where a Phenom II x6 can equal and sometimes even surpass an i5-2500k (though not an i7-2600k).

Long story short, proof isn't needed. Streaming/video encoding is well known for doing better with lots of threads. But any quad-core (like your Phenom II x4) can stream if you don't mind low or medium quality settings for the stream. And this becomes easier/more effective with a less CPU-demanding game (for instance, WoW takes much less CPU power than SC2) for the simple reason that the game takes up less of the CPU power that could be going to streaming.

Edit: And as I said in my first post in this thread, if gw2 isn't a CPU intensive game he'll probably be fine with the i5-2500k, particularly if he bumps up the OC a bit.
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Quote:
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Proof?
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thanks for all the input. I hope my 2500k can handle all of the demands I put on it. If not i might have to upgrade to a 2600k
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