At the beginning of the pandemic, like many gamers, I decided to dedicate some time of my new stay-at-home life to livestreaming.
It provided me with the much needed social interaction that we’ve all been robbed of.
Gaming on a PC requires as much usage of your computer’s components as possible and, even with companies like NVIDIA building dedicated encoding chips into their graphics cards, streaming on the same machine is going to steal away resources that could otherwise be put towards running a game.
Call of Duty: Warzone is a prime example of this. Even keeping the resolution at 1080p on a GeForce RTX 2080 super, the game doesn’t come close to hitting 60fps when simultaneously streaming.
Having a PC dedicated to streaming has been an even better move than I predicted, freeing up even more resources on my main computer now that I don’t have a bunch of peripherals plugged into it.
I recommend it to anyone that has the funds and the desire to stream!