FPS drop

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Julien-Robert
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FPS drop

Post by Julien-Robert » Mon Sep 23, 2019 22:59

I wonder if it's normal I'm getting fps drops every 2 minutes (5-10 fps during 1 second)? Otherwise, it's running at 30-60 fps. Resolution 2196x1080. 2 HD outputs. 2 or 3 layers. Dxv3 normal, without alpha, 7.0.3

My system:
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
16 Go 1600 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 Mo
Intel Iris Pro 1536 Mo

tested on 10.13 and 10.11
The video files are located on an external SSD connected in usb 3.

I think it's taking more ressources when the outputs are physically connected. Without the outputs connected, it stays steady at 60 fps.
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Julien-Robert
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Re: FPS drop

Post by Julien-Robert » Tue Sep 24, 2019 01:28

with apple pro res 422, I'm getting a steady 30 fps (25 fps in transitions) but no drop.
with h264 10mbs, I'm getting a steady 27 fps (17 fps in transitions) but no drop.

So, perhaps this is an issue with dxv3?

Snoxxx
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Re: FPS drop

Post by Snoxxx » Tue Sep 24, 2019 07:34

did you test it by having the media locally? without USB 3? same result?

Julien-Robert
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Re: FPS drop

Post by Julien-Robert » Tue Sep 24, 2019 15:19

Locally it works. Can we conclude that USB 3 bandwidth is not enough?

Strangely, the same project works well on another machine (more powerful desktop, better graphic card) with the same external hard drive.

Edit: it's the same problem with the big computer, just less often. So it's definitely a hard drive problem.

Snoxxx
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Re: FPS drop

Post by Snoxxx » Tue Sep 24, 2019 20:39

In theory, USB 3.0 (or 3.1 Gen1) are 5Gbps.
1920x1080p@60 are 3Gbps, so it's very close, especially in transition.

USB 3.1 (Gen2) = Thunderbolt = 10Gbps
USB 3.2 = Thunderbolt 2 (Bidirectional) = 20Gbps
USB 4.0 = Thunderbolt 3 (Bidirectional) = 40Gbps
SSD SATA 3 ~ 4.5Gbps
SSD M.2 ~ 28Gbps

*Tell me if I'm wrong

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