Because some of the charts are hard to read, this post is more suitable for reading on desktop PCs.
You are spending so much time gaming lately. and with the rise of streaming popularity, you are thinking to start your own thing. you are seeing this as a serious commitment. However, you doubt your current PC can handle the load of intensive hours of Fortnite streamed on OBS Streamlabs. It’s time for an upgrade.
Problem is, there is so many configurations out there. In fact, so many PC companies putting a ‘’Gaming PC’’ sticker on their products, overwhelming the market and making it hard to know what we are really getting for our money.
OSHKO to the rescue. We ran benchmarks with 12 games on configurations that include three different 11th gen Intel K processors. We complemented them with 32GB of Corsair memory and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB by ASUS TUF. We first ran the games without streaming, and then turned the stream on to compare the FPS we were getting.
There’s a lot of numbers in the charts so it is a bit heavy to look at first. We’ll do our best to simplify the results in the summaries. In the end, we hope that this will help you chose the right PC configuration for the experience you are looking for.
OSHKO Tower Pro (buy it here):
– Intel Core i5-11600k, i7-11700k and i9-11900k
– 32GB (2x16GB) Corsair Vengeance 3200 MHz
– ASUS Prime Z590-A
– ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 V2 OC Edition
– 2 x 1TB m.2 NVMe 750 Black by Western Digital
– 850-watt Platinum PSU by Corsair
– Windows 10 Home
– APEX Legend
– COD Warzone
– Rainbow 6 Siege
– Battlefield V
– Borderland 3
– The Witcher III
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider
– Red Dead Redemption 2
– Days Gone
FPS IN GAME – Battle Royale
First of, for this category, the progression is straight forward. The more you pay for your processor, the more FPS you’ll get. And that, whether you are streaming or not.
In term of performance lost while streaming, the i9-11900k loses an average of 10%, the i7-11700k loses an average of 12%, while the i5-11600k loses an average of 8%)
Overall, if playing Battle Royal is what you’d like to stream, and you have the budget for it, the i9-11900k is the way to go.
FPS IN GAME – First Person Shooter (esport)
Here, we are looking at games optimized to give high FPS. That shows with most of the scenarios giving us above 300 FPS. However, before going with the average impact per CPU, we must point out the Rainbow 6 Siege + i9-11900k scenario. We found that the i9-11900k performs less than the i7-11700k with the in-game benchmark tool. We tried with two different i9-11900k processors, and with both units, we got ‘’poor’’ results. That is just to say that if you are a competitive Rainbow 6 Siege, we might not recommend that you get the i9-11900k if you want the absolute highest FPS.
Looking at the averages of performance lost while streaming, the i9-11900k loses of 9%, the i7-11700k loses 10%, while the i5-11600k loses 11%).
FPS IN GAME – AAA Games
In this category, our experience with Days Gone was like what we say with R6S. We also saw a lost of performance with the i9-11900k vs the i7-11700k on RDRII and Borderland 3 of merely 5%. We do not expect anyone to buy a PC to play only one or two titles, so we will not go as far as saying that it makes the upgrade unworthy, but it is interesting to know that this can happened with certain games, and we are staying curious to see if future updates in the games will make possible to take advantage of what the i9 has to offer.
Looking at the averages of performance lost while streaming, the i9-11900k loses of 11%, the i7-11700k loses 5%, while the i5-11600k loses 12%).
CONCLUSION : A Second PC Might Just Give You 15-30 Additional FPS
Although we do not have the numbers from three to four years ago to compared, we feel that there has been a huge improvement from previous generations. We are impressed by the results that we are seeing. The fact that streaming affects the performance by barely 10% on average is good news. It basically means this. Does it worth it for you to invest in a second machine to increase the quality of your gaming experience by 15-30 frames per second?
If one has the money and wants to make sure that he really has the best experience for every game he plays, go ahead and do it. Otherwise, our experience demonstrates that a single well optimized PC, with the proper configuration, will provide you with hours of quality gaming.
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