OBS CPU Optimization

These seven things helped me be able to set up my stream and start running it well, so now I want to share them with you.

The Sunny Machine’s post on OBS Studio Optimization: https://members.twitchiq.com/obs-studio-optimization/

If you just want the cliffsnotes version, here it is:

  1. Scale everything to 720p

  2. Use Game Capture

  3. Use Stream Elements

  4. Use Static Assets

  5. Use Good Lighting

  6. Use Hardware Encoding

  7. Lower Your Camera Resolution

One thing to note, if you do switch to hardware encoding, restart your computer for it to take effect.

I hope this helps!

Happy Streaming,



This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. TheSunnyMachine

    Nice! My next video will cover camera settings as well 🙂 As you say the camera can be the biggest CPU hog. 🙂

  2. LokeDown

    Great post! Some of us have to be smart about optimizing our stuff.

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