snipe420
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BIG FPS drop during recording

Wed May 05, 2021 6:39 pm

hey guys,

firstly, really like the software and works amazing.. however, i noticed when i play warzone and record using "screen" my FPS drops big time..

so without Action running, i play 1440P and i'll get about 170-180FPS..
When i open Action and play the game, i'll get about 130FPS and average FPS is about 118.. that's really bad performance.. i don't even need to start recording, and my FPS will drop.. just having ACtion open will result in lower FPS..

should i use a different codec or setting in action to record? i thought Nvidia's built in encoder ensures there is no loss in performance.

im running a ryzen 5900x and Rtx 3080

Piotr
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Re: BIG FPS drop during recording

Thu May 06, 2021 5:51 am

Does the same issue occur when using Game recording mode?
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snipe420
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Re: BIG FPS drop during recording

Thu May 06, 2021 7:34 am

Piotr wrote:Does the same issue occur when using Game recording mode?
alright, so been doing lot of TESTING!!!

this is my findings:

-so I dropped in a match without even opening Action!. I when to a specific area in downtown and noted my FPS there.. it was always around 162.. i moved around few buildings and it hovered between 157-162 pretty much..

i then went to airport hangers, and the fps was about 167-175

while i was there, i had HWINFO64 running, and made note of my cpu clock speeeds.. all 12 cores were around 4.6. My CPU is PBO2 over clocked.

i then started action and started the game (i did not start recording, just had the app open).... I went to the same spot first in downtown.. the fps was exactly the same as before.. 157-162 and the core clocks were also 4.6

Then i press F9 and the recording started, FPS dropped right away to like 138-144 and it would just hover around that fps while reocrding.. i would say 137 average..

I press f9 to stop recording, and the FPS jumped back up right away to the 157-162 marked..

Went to airport hangers, same FPS 167-175 and then when i press f9, it dropped to like 155ish.. stopped recording and then back to its original FPS..

when i press F9, i notice core 10 clock speeds drop to 3.7 then goes to 4.6 and another core will go to 3.7 then back to 4.6 and it will just rotate..

really don't know what the issue is but i really hope there is a fix as those 20-30FPS really makes a difference in a competitive game.

i did not try recording with game recording mode, i'll try that and see if there is any difference.

snipe420
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Re: BIG FPS drop during recording

Fri May 07, 2021 9:59 am

so i changed my cpu today to 5950x and the same issue is happening. as soon as i hit record, my frames drop by 20fps and when i stop the recording, it jumps back up by 20 fps.

snipe420
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Re: BIG FPS drop during recording

Fri May 07, 2021 2:20 pm

okay, i think i figured out the issue... if a game is using >95% of GPU load, which in my case for warzone, it's using 98%, and you use NVENC to encode and record games, it will take away some FPS for the encoder...

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