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Assign a maximum GPU load in game ?

Neutraliz

Hi there !

I'm wondering if is there a way to limit the use of GPU in a game via a third-party software? I'm talking about limiting GPU usage. Not to limit FPS and / or V-SYNC. (Even though I know it's intimately related, I'd just like a limitation for GPUs than FPS. Let's say i'm in 4K, even if i've 60fps average in game, it still gonna go to 99% straight. )

My objective is to max my GPU usage to about ~80-90% in game, to let a bit of place for NVENC in OBS. Otherwhise, the framerate of the record is dropping a liiittle bit under 60fps. It's just annoying to see aroung 50-55fps instead of a clean 60.

I'm gaming in 1440p / 144hz / G-SYNC ( i'm using ULMB )

I'm recording in 1080p / 60fps / NVENC / ~35k bitrate.

 

Specs :
i7-6850k @4.3

32gb @3200mhz
GTX 1080 AORUS


Thanks !

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36 minutes ago, Neutraliz said:

Hi there !

I'm wondering if is there a way to limit the use of GPU in a game via a third-party software? I'm talking about limiting GPU usage. Not to limit FPS and / or V-SYNC. (Even though I know it's intimately related, I'd just like a limitation for GPUs than FPS. Let's say i'm in 4K, even if i've 60fps average in game, it still gonna go to 99% straight. )

My objective is to max my GPU usage to about ~80-90% in game, to let a bit of place for NVENC in OBS. Otherwhise, the framerate of the record is dropping a liiittle bit under 60fps. It's just annoying to see aroung 50-55fps instead of a clean 60.

I'm gaming in 1440p / 144hz / G-SYNC ( i'm using ULMB )

I'm recording in 1080p / 60fps / NVENC / ~35k bitrate.

 

Specs :
i7-6850k @4.3

32gb @3200mhz
GTX 1080 AORUS


Thanks !

There is no such software that I am aware of.  If you want to leave some for the GPU then your best bet is to use the Fast ,, under vsync option in nv panel.  The fast will give you 120fps and not go higher so the GPU work will be like 75 to 85 percent.  Also if you can overclock your CPU a bit more that would help things greatly as the CPU gets taxed when you do recording or streaming and what not.

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My CPU is already overclock.

Reminder :
i7-6850k : 3.6 GHz base clock / 3.8 GHz Boost / 4.0 GHz Boost 3.0.


Mine is at 4.3 GHz.

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6 hours ago, Neutraliz said:

Hi there !

I'm wondering if is there a way to limit the use of GPU in a game via a third-party software? I'm talking about limiting GPU usage. Not to limit FPS and / or V-SYNC. (Even though I know it's intimately related, I'd just like a limitation for GPUs than FPS. Let's say i'm in 4K, even if i've 60fps average in game, it still gonna go to 99% straight. )

My objective is to max my GPU usage to about ~80-90% in game, to let a bit of place for NVENC in OBS. Otherwhise, the framerate of the record is dropping a liiittle bit under 60fps. It's just annoying to see aroung 50-55fps instead of a clean 60.

I'm gaming in 1440p / 144hz / G-SYNC ( i'm using ULMB )

I'm recording in 1080p / 60fps / NVENC / ~35k bitrate.

 

Specs :
i7-6850k @4.3

32gb @3200mhz
GTX 1080 AORUS


Thanks !

The only way to do this is to limit framerate.  Ideally, you want to have enough headroom that the game itself will run at a locked 60 FPS with Obs recording. 

 

More demanding games will make that tricky, especially on a GTX 1080. I'm not sure how theoretically limiting utilization would be beneficial over a straight framerate limit but regardless it is not possible.

 

 

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So, just to update the situation, since I updated my OBS to the version 23.0.0 today, things seems to progress by a lot, and performances too.
The "NVIDIA NVENC H.264 (new)" encoder ( wonder what's new about it, I mean i've a 10 series, not a RTX, but what ever. ) seems to improve fps stability a lot.

I also maxed my FPS to 90 in games. If I pass this cap, in every games I tested ( execpt very light games GPU side ), my fps in OBS begin to drop a bit. It's weird, but I mean... It's working for me.
And that, was not working before 23.0.0.

It's weird, but ok. I mean, if it's working, cool.  
 

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