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Is my processor good enough to encode HD video?


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#1 DejoMasters

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 08:10 PM

So, I want to record and stream HD video using my Elgato Game Capture HD and my current gaming PC. My problem is, I get glitching and tearing in my video whenever I try to do this. Most people tell me that this is because my computer is not powerful enough, or at least my CPU isn't (I was told i5 or equivalent). My CPU is an AMD Athlon x4 860k. Is this too weak to encode HD video, or is it another issue? I also have the option with another software to use my graphics card to encode video, but it isn't exactly a powerhouse either (Sapphire Radeon R7 260x 2GB GDDR). Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 01:28 PM

System Requirements:  https://help.elgato.com/customer/portal/articles/1020255-elgato-game-capture-hd-system-requirements

 

What software are you using to encode on your PC?

 

FWIW:  http://video.stackexchange.com/questions/10392/what-are-the-key-pc-specs-for-best-editing-hd-videos

 

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 02:28 PM

 

I want to record and stream HD video

That processor should be plenty fast enough to just stream and capture. Off the top, I would guess that you have other problems that are interfering; follow Hamluis' directions to attempt to find the cause. For just watching video and capturing, that video card should be adequate. However, just to be accurate....if you are attempting video editing and/or rendering, that takes you to the next level and that is a different discussion altogether.

[EDIT]:  Ok, do you mean that you are attempting to capture gameplay while playing online tournament games? Or..do you mean just capturing general video clips and saving off the internet?


Edited by ranchhand_, 23 June 2015 - 02:31 PM.

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