If you’re a PC gamer with an Nvidia GTX graphics card, then you’ll likely use ShadowPlay to easily capture gameplay highlights and screenshots. ShadowPlay has very little effect on performance, and so is a no-brainer for video creators, or for those who just fancy making some occasional GIFs.
Unfortunately, some users have found ShadowPlay to be inconsistent, regularly exporting gameplay that is choppy, sometimes with artifacts, or a lower-than-normal frame-rate.
I have run into these problems myself, and they actually caused me to switch over to OBS. I couldn’t find an easy solution, and couldn’t dedicate the time to extensive troubleshooting.
Thankfully, YouTuber creator Battle(Non)Sense has done the legwork for us. After suffering with ShadowPlay problems for months, he dedicated part of his weekend to finally solving the issue.
After a lot of cable switching, Battle(Non)Sense concluded that having the primary monitor (on which you game and record) plugged into the port closest to the motherboard, causes corruptions. Plugging your primary monitor into any of the other ports allows ShadowPlay to work without issue.
For a full rundown on all of this, check out Battle(Non)Sense’s video below:
For months I’ve been plagued by corrupted Nvidia ShadowPlay recordings and last weekend I found out why. The reason behind this is just bonkers and it might affect you too!
Have you been plagued by ShadowPlay issues? Will you be trying this fix? Let us know.
Source: Battle(Non)Sense (YouTube)