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2019 PC Screenshot Thread

SapphiCine

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Oct 25, 2017
1,373
Hey all, hope this is the right thread to ask but is there a way to take screenshots without causing a temporary stutter? Playing Life is Strange with DSR x4 and taking a screenshot causes a very noticeable stutter. I'm playing the game and saving the screenshots (lossless) to the same SSD.
 

OtisInf

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Oct 27, 2017
203
Copying a framebuffer to main memory is relatively slow in a PC, and taking a screenshot often requires that the frame isn't updated. So most screenshot grabbing tools hook the present function in DXGI and block it till the frame is completely captured, then proceed. A 4X DSR shot might take more time than usual as it's likely very large.
 

SapphiCine

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,373
Copying a framebuffer to main memory is relatively slow in a PC, and taking a screenshot often requires that the frame isn't updated. So most screenshot grabbing tools hook the present function in DXGI and block it till the frame is completely captured, then proceed. A 4X DSR shot might take more time than usual as it's likely very large.
Makes sense, kind of figured that was the case. I was using Steam for a while which causes a very big frametime spike but switched to MSI Afterburner and it's milder.
 

Raiden

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Nov 6, 2017
1,162
Love this thread, great pictures guys! Do you all play your games with Reshade on as well? I recently got my 2080 and been messing with my tv settings forever, but k cant seem to get those vivid popping colours without using my TV's dynamic contrast, but i want to use gamemode..
 

Dream_Journey

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Oct 25, 2017
419
Damn, i'm completely forgot about Control photo mode stuff, real fun begins. ;D

Control (Photo Mode/No RT)



 
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