How To Run OBS On Intel GPU [Recommended Settings]

how to run obs on intel gpu recommended settings

This blog post will help you get Obs running for Intel GPU with the best settings. We’ll look at how to set up your recording resolution and bitrate, as well as some other tweaks that can make a difference in performance. Here’s everything you need to know about How To Run OBS On Intel GPU!

We’ll touch on the following areas in the article below:

– How to Fix Black Screen Display Capture issue of OBS

– How To Run OBS On Intel GPU

– Best Obs Settings For Recording which will help you with recording the gameplay without obs crashing and get a good framerate as well.

How To Fix Black Screen Display Capture Issue Of OBS

There are various issues in OBS Studio. One of the most frustrating ones is the black screen of OBS while you try to record especially in Windows 10

Make Sure To Use The Correct Version Of OBS Studio

There are two versions of OBS Studio, a 32 bit and a 64-bit version. The 32-bit version can still be used for simple recording, but the 64-bit version is more efficient when it comes to record game screenplay, etc. If you are using Windows with 64bit which is usually the case these days then make sure to use the latest upgraded version of OBS with 64bits compatibility

Run the program as an administrator

In order to run Obs without any permissions error/issues, make sure you right-click on the application and click “Run as Administrator” and see if it fixes it

Select The Correct GPU

The integrated GPU that comes with the Intel or AMD processor is usually not capable of rendering videos fast enough. A dedicated GPU will provide a much smoother viewing experience at higher resolutions (e.g, 1080p or higher)

If you have NVIDIA graphics cards, here’s what to do.

Go to “NVIDIA Control Panel” click on “Manage 3D settings” and try finding the OBS from the program list then select the preferred graphic card then click “Add” as shown in the screenshot below. Then another screen will pop up where you need to select the OBS again and then click “Add selected program”

select the correct gpu for obs form nvidia setting control panel


If it doesn’t fix it then try the “Integrated Graphics” and then click the “Apply” button.

Now try restarting the windows and see whether the black screen issue of OBS is solved or not

Recommended Settings For OBS Studio

The following settings have been identified as optimal when using an Intel GPU*.

  • Goto the settings > output > recording

recommended output settings for obs studio

Unless you have a really good graphic card select it else go with the x264 default option.

Other ideal settings such as rate control, bitrate see the screenshot below

obs output setting

Bit Rate can be set as per your pc performance from 7500-12,000

Settings For x264 Options:

bframes=2 b-adapt=0 partitions=none scenecut=0 no-weight weightp=0 sliced-threads

You can either go with performance or quality just add [space] after the code above then add any of the following ones:

Zero Latency Performance:

aq-mode=0 subme=0 no-deblock sync-lookahead=3

Zero Latency Quality:

force-cfr aq-mode=0 subme=0 no-deblock

settings for x264 options

Copy and paste it just like I’ve shown in the screenshot above.

Ideal OBS Audio Settings

ideal obs audio settings

I’ve found the 160-bit rate to work best for me, also see the screenshot below and change the sample rate to 44.1khz as shown in the screenshot below:

160 bit rate settings obs

Match the video settings according to the screenshot below as well, in case you have a low-performance pc you’ll need to lower down the resolution a bit. The aspect ratio of 16:9 is ideal & usually recommended.

video settings obs

Lastly, go to the advance tab and match the following settings according to the screenshot given below

advance settings for obs

Uninstall Other Screen Eapture Software Installed On Your Computer

Go to Control Panel and uninstall any capture software that you have installed on your computer. For example, if you are using Camstudio or Bandicam as well then go ahead and remove it by following the steps mentioned below:

Open up control panel > Programs > Uninstall a program (Programs & Features) > Select Camstudio or Bandicam. Click Uninstall then restart your computer

Now open OBS and try recording again to see if the black screen issue of obs is resolved or not. If it is, congratulations! You have successfully solved the problem by uninstalling any other capture software you had installed on your PC previously.

Hang in there, buddy!!! i hope the issue has been resolved, in case you are still struggling to fix it try one last solution:

1. Open Windows settings

windows graphics settings

2. Navigate to System → Display and select “Graphics settings” near the bottom

adding application settings

5. Click Browse Find the OBS directory

6. Select the OBS executable file which can be found (C:\Program Files\obs-studio\bin\64bit\obs64.exe)

7. after adding it, click on its name and select Options as shown below

open options and select preferred power settings

8. In the case of an integrated GPU, you’ll need to set your power-saving mode

For Display, Capture chooses “Power saving” For Window Capture and Game Capture Choose “High performance” and hit the save button.

power saving optionshigh perforamnce settings

9. Restart The OBS and Enjoy your next recording.

In Conclusion:

The moral of the story is that OBS isn’t broken. It just needs a little tweaking to work with your system! By following the steps above, you should be able to record and broadcast without any problems from here on out. If it doesn’t work for you, let me know in the comments below—I can only fix what I know about ????

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