ravensc wrote:a gtx960m should be able to handle 15-20 HD layers of DXV.
check the log file for main renderer, you can open it via preferences-feedback-view log.
if you try to play 3x hd mp4s in a mov cotainer, the cpu will be decoding them, so make sure you converted to dxv.
I had to double check this.
I'm not sure what kinda 960m you are referring to but a the 860m maxwell (same GM107 chip as a 960m) in my laptop is a hair slower. When I mean hair I mean 2-5% difference. When I run the Resolume benchmark 5 layers of noise gets me 27fps on that 860m maxwell.
When I load clips purchased off the Resolume store and run unique clips in those 5 layers like a real world scenario I get 26fps. When I connect a screen as a output I get 24 fps.
When I decide to column trigger with transition the 5 layers fps dives down to 15fps till the transitions are finished.
When I trigger a single layer with a just a single transition with 5 layers active it dives down to 18fps till transition is complete.
So I have a really really hard time believing you can even achieve 8 layers with a 960 unless you are ok with a slide show. Specially if using a transition. If I activate 20 layers on a 860m like mine I get 8 fps without effects to further demonstrate how weak these cards are.
This was all done off a SSD with a OS installed on it just like the OP with about 30gigs free on a 250gig drive.
This is also without any effects which I'm sure you are well aware of what happens when they are added.
Like I said he will be lucky to complete a show with 3 layers @1080p and effects and all the fps degradation that real world Resolume use has and maintain 25-30 fps with that gpu. The rest of the specs of his laptop are basically the same as mine, minus his 1tb hhd and that is exactly why I don't use it for Resolume.