Some months ago I recorded many videos using my super crappy GTX650 (30€ on Ebay) and NVENC.

I strongly suggest anyone to use it as it reduces the size of the recording output and it doesn’t arm your performances and your CPU usage as a software encoder does. On all these videos I was using a Phenom II Dual Core (something like 7€ on Ebay ahahah).

ps: NVENC is probably what I miss the most when using AMD.. hopefully a similar option will be one day available :(