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Old 12-14-2018, 11:39 AM   #1
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Hi guys.

I'm a streamer and I've had some serious stuttering in my stream and I'm trying to get to the bottom of what's causing it. One possible issue is that a while ago my ethernet port broke, and I connected my ethernet through a USB connector as a replacement.
I was unaware this might cause an issue. I've been advised to get a PCI-Express Network Adapter such this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TG-.../dp/B003CFATNI

Is this the sort of thing I should purchase? I'm currently using this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Is it possible this could be causing stream stutter, and regardless, should I switch this up? Thanks in advance.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16336 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 185 GB (76 GB Free); K: 931 GB (284 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z170X-Gaming 3
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I would certainly follow through the recommendation to use a PCIe Network card rather than a USB adapter. You'll be able to handle faster speeds and more bandwidth.

How exactly did the Ethernet port break?
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I would certainly follow through the recommendation to use a PCIe Network card rather than a USB adapter. You'll be able to handle faster speeds and more bandwidth.

How exactly did the Ethernet port break?
Genuinely don't remember how it broke. I don't recall being rough with it at all. But one day my internet wasn't working, after fiddling around with stuff for quite some time I narrowed it down to that connection. Bought the USB connector and the internet worked again.

Alright, ordered the network card.

I have a lack of faith that this will fix my main issue now though sadly. I have a 1440p monitor, do you think scaling that down to 1080p/720p could be causing issues? When my stream stutters and lags during intense moments in games, it doesn't on my computer, just on the stream end.
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Are you streaming at 1440p as well? I would recommend a 1080p display and then try streaming at 720p to see if that helps performance at all.
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Are you streaming at 1440p as well? I would recommend a 1080p display and then try streaming at 720p to see if that helps performance at all.
I don't stream in 1440p. I've always streamed in 720p 60fps, but my original GPU couldn't handle it, now I should be able to handle 1080p 60fps in most games. There has to be something causing this lag. This system should be able to handle it.
No?
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When my stream stutters and lags during intense moments in games, it doesn't on my computer, just on the stream end.
There's your clue. The GPU can't handle it. See, you're not just playing, but also streaming that intense game play, and the GPU has to handle both tasks.
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Examine your ethernet cable, make sure theres no twists, or bends.
Run a speed test to see what your up and down speeds are.
What are you bandwidth specs on your modem?
What device are you streaming from?
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There's your clue. The GPU can't handle it. See, you're not just playing, but also streaming that intense game play, and the GPU has to handle both tasks.
It's a gtx 1070, I'd expect it to handle streaming Sea of Thieves without lag, no? Are you saying this must be a GPU issue, then?
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Examine your ethernet cable, make sure theres no twists, or bends.
Run a speed test to see what your up and down speeds are.
What are you bandwidth specs on your modem?
What device are you streaming from?
I will do that, still waiting for the arrival of the ethernet adapter.


The specs of the machine I'm streaming from are in the original post.
I'm in the UK streaming with Virgin so the modem is a Virgin Media superhub 3.
200mbps download, 12mbps upload.
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I will do that, still waiting for the arrival of the ethernet adapter.


The specs of the machine I'm streaming from are in the original post.
I'm in the UK streaming with Virgin so the modem is a Virgin Media superhub 3.
200mbps download, 12mbps upload.
What is your media player? FireTV, AppleTV?
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I will do that, still waiting for the arrival of the ethernet adapter.


The specs of the machine I'm streaming from are in the original post.
I'm in the UK streaming with Virgin so the modem is a Virgin Media superhub 3.
200mbps download, 12mbps upload.
12Mbps upload speed is more than plenty for 720p streaming. I can bet your broadcasting software is not using that much bandwidth to upload the captured gameplay. The GTX 1070 is more than capable of handling that title at high settings and 1080p, as far as gameplay is concerned, as you've said, there's no lag on the gameplay side. The same GPU is being used to accelerate encoding of the captured gameplay at 720p 60fps. That's quite a task, don't you think? Why stream at 60fps? You could turn that down to 30fp. Viewers of the stream are simply watching a video recording, they won't notice any difference between 30fps and 60fps video playback.

Did you NOT experience the lag BEFORE the LAN port broke?
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