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Question Single PC Streaming Feels Like My Monitor Refresh Rate is Lower?


Mar 10, 2013
Hey guys,

I am going to try to keep this short with providing as much information as possible. I like to lock my fps in all my games to 144, the same as my manitor. Off stream things feel great as they should but once I start streaming my faster movements feel/look more scratchy/grainy. Its really hard to explain which is why its hard to ask such a vague question like this. My FPS is always locked at 144 whether I'm on or off stream so I know its not my frames. Would anyone have an answer for this? Is this normal for single PC streaming and not just my rig? Games just look and feel smoother off stream even tho my fps is capped at all times I can literally press start streaming and instantly feel the Hz go lower.. Its more noticable on faster mouse swipes. Some people say its due to Aero on Win10 not being abled to disable or even streaming with different refresh rate monitors. Ive done testing with my 60hz monitor unplugged from my PC and it was still there. If you made it this far I appreciate your time and if anyone experiences this it would be nice knowing this is just what comes with single PC streaming.

Windows-10 64 Bit
Ryzen 3900x
RTX 2070 Super
16gb DDR4 @ 3200Mhz
2 - ASUS VG248QE 1920x1080 144Hz
1 - Benq 1920x1080 @ 60Hz


NVENC Encoder
6k Bitrate
Game Capture only locked at 60fps recording cap.
No animations for Stream Overlay