Optimizing StreamFX in your OBS Scenes

Performance is important, and even more so in live streaming. Every streamer and content creator absolutely hates it to see the FPS number dip below the configured number – especially if it is a far drop below. But what can you actually do against that as a streamer or content creator?

First I’ll prefix all of this by saying that this is by no means a complete guide. It is completely based on performance profiling I’ve done on my own systems, which all vary in hardware but saw the same improvement after applying the fixes. These are not guaranteed to solve all issues, but they will help reduce issues – and perhaps even allow an old laptop to stream at 60 FPS.

All of the measurements from here on out were done with NVIDIA Nsight Graphics and mostly were done on the following Hardware configurations: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X with a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 3600 with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super, Intel i5-7300HQ with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, and Intel i5-4690 with an GTX 1650 Super.

So let’s get started with optimizing your setup!

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