Originally Posted by iRUSH
At this point I have to agree. But I'm pretty unhappy about nearly everything Nvidia is offering with Pascal.
If it was $400 for the 1080 and $300 for the 1070 it would be a different story. They too can stick their FE edition where the sun don't shine. What a sleazy offering that enables AIB to ask even more for their better solutions completely going against what Nvidia had on paper. It's like they new this would happen but put in a way that attempts to get them in better graces.
As soon as I find a solid solution to replace Shadowplay Nvidia, I'm out. But man it's just so dang good and works everywhere no matter what.
Any decent recording software can use GPU accelerations for compression. Dunno why you would limit yourself with Shadowplay. There is free ones, there is paid ones, ...
OBS has way many more features than Shadowplay, can output to multiple places, stream at once and so on, of course has that history function aka what nGreedia calls shadow, ...
Honestly the best way to record and process recordings is still a pass through card and it doesn't matter if you have AMD or NV GPU recording on the PC you play on will always negatively impact the performance.
Overall the 2nd best quality wise is Fraps, hands down, if Fraps can't record something without stutter then nothing but a passthrough card could.
AMD offers their own recording software that uses the HW acceleration but you don't have to use it, just like you don't have to use the NV recording app Shadowplay on NV GPU.