10 minutes ago, funkybananas7 said:
But that doesn't explain why I'm able to push up to 80 or 90 percent without dropping frames with a higher ingame quality instead of fps
because if your not pegged at 99-100% then there's still enough resources for stream labs to function. it doesn't matter how the resources are being used, whether it's lower quality or higher quality, as long as there is enough processing power left to encode the image then it doesn't matter what your game looks like.
if you're taxing your system hard enough that it has to spend all it's resources to run the game, then that will leave nothing for streamlabs to use and will drop frames. if you can get 80-90% utilization with stream labs running, then that's good, there's still a small amount of headroom for other things. but again, if you're pushing 99-100% because you're uncapped without streamlabs then you're starving it of resources.