If you’re in the business of streaming or looking to get into it in the future then you’ll be happy to know Nvidia just made it easier to stream high-end PC games from a single PC. Normally you’d need a beefy CPU/GPU combo, but Nvidia announced yesterday during CES that their latest RTX cards would be introducing a new technology to help ease those issues.
Basically, the new 2060, 2070 and 2080 line of GPU’s has a portion of their specs built in dedicated to encoding streams. This would take the pressure off your CPU which in theory would help run OBS smoother. A smoother OBS means less laggy streams. I personally can’t stream any Frostbite game (BF, Mass Effect Andromeda etc) because the games are so intense, this is a godsend!
Why is this a big deal? Normally a streamer would have to run a two PC setup in order to stream high-end PC games. One PC to the run games and another PC dedicated to beaming the image out to the world. A One PC setup would save a lot of folks money, space, and electricity. Especially if you haven’t built a PC yet because the RTX line is expensive.
Oh well! Looks like I need to start saving and find a way to flip the GTX Titan X I own, so I can upgrade to the 2080 Ti. Below are some OBS performance comparisons between RTX and non-RTX setups.