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There is a big difference between low quality streaming and high quality streaming.

Considering I do so at resolutions you could only hope to run, and I have done my own testing to find the highest quality settings I can run (for the record, I can run at the highest settings OBS allows and my internet connection can handle it) without significant problems, I think I have an idea of what you need to stream.

Yes you can stream anything with nearly any halfway decent CPU. But your performance is going to suffer for it when you turn up the quality.


There is also a significant difference between league of legends and something like RIFT as well. Rift is hugely CPU bound to begin with. Turning on OBS at even the medium settings I run causes a noticeable hit in performance.

There is a reason professionals use external capture devices, and I assure you it has a lot to do with how much CPU high quality settings eats up. A professional isn't going to put out a pixelated mess like the video I linked on twitch.

What kind of external capture devices do people use?
post #22 of 26
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Also aren't the capture devices only for Console gaming being streamed through your PC?
post #23 of 26
Usually an expensive one.

I have never seen a good quality one less than around $200.
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Originally Posted by Uriahaha View Post

Also aren't the capture devices only for Console gaming being streamed through your PC?

Nope. Well, yes, they use them for capping console gameplay as well.

But, they also use them to take the load of screen capturing off of the computer entirely, and to capture the output from the PC before it even boots windows.
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Ahh gotcha well in regards to a router. Since my brother and I will both be streaming which router(s) should we look into?
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It doesn't matter.

A router is a router is a router. At least as far as home use is concerned.
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As long as it has Ethernet ports it's fine but if you want to upgrade your router going for something with Dual Band Wi-Fi (802.11ac) as anything modern that has Wi-Fi (smartphone, laptop) should benefit from the increased speed and range.

But like Masta said it doesn't really matter
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