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Is my computer good enough to use an Elgato HD60?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is my computer good enough to efficiently record and produce gameplay with an Elgato HD 60? (On Nintendo Switch) I'm only looking to do recording right now, not streaming.

 

Intel Core i3-4150  3,5GHz

12GB Ram

Windows 8.1

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4 minutes ago, Felkel said:

Is my computer good enough to efficiently record and produce gameplay with an Elgato HD 60? (On Nintendo Switch) I'm only looking to do recording right now, not streaming.

 

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12GB Ram

Windows 8.1

Your going to have it strictly record at 30fps as 60hz will bring down your system to its knees pretty much.


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15 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

Your going to have it strictly record at 30fps as 60hz will bring down your system to its knees pretty much.

So basically I'd have to upgrade to i5 as a minimum for 60fps?

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15 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

Your going to have it strictly record at 30fps as 60hz will bring down your system to its knees pretty much.

You do realize that a majority of the encoding load is shuffled off to the HD60 right? 60FPS should be no problem for a desktop i3.


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4 minutes ago, flibberdipper said:

You do realize that a majority of the encoding load is shuffled off to the HD60 right? 60FPS should be no problem for a desktop i3.

Really? God that makes my day. 1080p too?

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You'll be totally fine.

the HD60 does all the hard work


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1 minute ago, Tsuki said:

You'll be totally fine.

the HD60 does all the hard work

1080p 60fps?

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3 minutes ago, Felkel said:

Really? God that makes my day. 1080p too?

Pretty much without a doubt yes.


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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

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44 minutes ago, Felkel said:

Is my computer good enough to efficiently record and produce gameplay with an Elgato HD 60? (On Nintendo Switch) I'm only looking to do recording right now, not streaming.

 

Intel Core i3-4150  3,5GHz

12GB Ram

Windows 8.1

https://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/game-capture-hd60-s

 

If you scroll down to the bottom under 'Requirements' it recommends a 4th gen quad core i5 and an Intel HD GPU. I think you should be okay.

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I used to have an HD60 and got 1080p 50-60fps unstable out of an Athlon 5350 and its integrated graphics. Im certain your haswell i3 will have no issues with 1080p 60fps stable.

I would still suggest upgrading to either a used haswell i7 or a cheap newer platform like B450 + a Ryzen 2200G but thats not too relevant, if youre getting the gaming performance you want, no need to upgrade.

The Elgato handles the hard part of gameplay recording leaving your i3 to actually do the rest.


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7 hours ago, Genwyn said:

I used to have an HD60 and got 1080p 50-60fps unstable out of an Athlon 5350 and its integrated graphics. Im certain your haswell i3 will have no issues with 1080p 60fps stable.

I would still suggest upgrading to either a used haswell i7 or a cheap newer platform like B450 + a Ryzen 2200G but thats not too relevant, if youre getting the gaming performance you want, no need to upgrade.

The Elgato handles the hard part of gameplay recording leaving your i3 to actually do the rest.

Thank you

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