I’m hoping someone here can illuminate me to what i may be doing wrong. That said, I have been using a 7960x to game and stream at high quality since the 7960x was released, and have had no problems with it. A friend recently wanted to get a system that could do it as well, and I recommended thread ripper since the Skylake X parts are just priced right out, and the value is much better on the AMD side, with no real big difference (or so I thought) between the two. But the thread ripper build is unable to hold a 60fps stream with cpu intensive titles, such as The Division 2 for example. The builds are:
i9 7960x, stock
ASUS ROG Strix X299-E
4x 8GB G.SKILL 14-14-14-34 memory modules @ 3200Mhz
Latest bios version
ASUS MCE Disabled. (Never bothered to enabled it once I got cooling squared away)
Freesync AOC Agon 1440p monitor @144hz.
Asus Prime x399-A
Identical components otherwise.
Latest Bios, Asus Enhancement set to level 3
By all accounts I can find, the TR should be able to do every bit as good on the encoding end of things. Settings in OBS Are:
Canvas Res: 2560x1440
Output Res: 1920x1080 60fps, Lanczos Downscaler
x264, CBR, 6136, Preset medium, Profile High, Tune none, options: level=4.2, keyframe int = 2
The Skylake X when playing the division 2 will hit 100% at times but never drop frames, the TR system never hits 100%, but drops frames on encoder like mad, only maintaining about 45FPS to the 7960x’s 60 solid.
Im out of ideas, and looks like i’ve just steered this guy in a bad direction somehow, which I dont understand. Anyone got any ideas?