New technology enables gamers to better stream video gameplay live.
Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, has adopted Intel Quick Sync Video technology as part of its software development kit. This is significant news for broadcasters since it greatly reduces use of the CPU and helps improve overall video quality when streaming in high definition.
Using Intel Core processors and the built-in hardware encoder for video, Intel Quick Sync Video technology helps enable gamers to encode and stream their video gameplay live on Twitch with minimal impact to actual gameplay. It can also reduce CPU utilization by as much as 60% when compared with typical software based encoding solutions. As a result, it frees up a user’s CPU to continue gaming seamlessly. Performance will vary by generation, but Twitch’s implementation provides backwards compatible benefits to millions of pc gamers.
To experience this latest advancement in Twitch streaming, Intel will showcase the technology at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco from Tuesday, September 10th until Thursday, September 12th.
Since 2011, Twitch has focused its efforts on being everywhere gamers are, as well as being a platform for the vast and varied video game ecosystem. Illustrating its ubiquity, the platform’s broadcasting community spans developers, media outlets, organizations, publishers and individual gamers with more than 600,000 unique broadcasters per month catering to more than 44 million unique viewers.