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CPU Required for 3 Instances of OBS?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

3 cameras, 3 capture cards, 3 cams in YouTube live event, 3 instances of OBS. How beefy of a CPU do I need. Most info I’ve seen is obviously in regards to gaming but my cpu won’t be taxed with that- just 3 camera feeds. Is a Ryzen 1700/ i7 8700k enough or do I need to go threadripper/ i9?

 

I cannot switch betweem them as they’ll be streaming the top 3 games in a tournament and they all need to be live at once. Probably looking at 1080p-720p/ 30 depending on internet. Thanks for your thoughts. I don’t have a modern cpu to test what an instance of OBS streaming an hdmi camera feed really needs.

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I doubt you'll need more than 12 threads at least. Probably 2-4 for each instance of OBS plus extra to run the OS.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for your input, that’s what I thought. I thought and OC’d R7 1700 would be fine but other people are saying there’s no way...that I would need threadripper/ 3 seperate computers. I don’t know what to think anymore...

 

like I said I have no way to test, my i7 860 doesn’t really give me an idea of what it really takes lol

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I lot of people don't like this option but you could go with xeons. You won't be playing on this computer right? If you went with xeons you could inexpensively get a 12 core 24 thread machine


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Just now, Eggzactilly said:

@WhisperingKnickers got an example cpu I could look into?

x5650 is a cheap and you can get a dual socket motherboard for it for about $100 or less. If you need a higher clock speed you could go with a x5670 or x5690 like I use. Sorry that I'm not as familiar with newer ones. The x58 platform is kinda my jam


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1 minute ago, Eggzactilly said:

@WhisperingKnickers thanks for the info, I’m okay with that idea...however it’s for someone else and I’d rather it be a little more recent since I’m installing it on their end.

That makes sense, it is nice to have newer features too without needing to buy pcie cards.

 

I wish I could let people borrow my pc for stuff like this. I under utilize it


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PSU: XFX 750W PRO Black Edition

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