[GUIDE] Using your 144Hz monitor with the Razer Ripsaw

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  1. Junch

    Junch Associate Product Manager Staff Member

    Hey there streamers! Just a cool thing we want to share with those of you who are PC game streamers that have a 144Hz monitor for gaming, and want to stream without compromising on your monitor's performance. Essentially it lets you get 144Hz out of your monitor while outputting to Ripsaw through HDMI at 60Hz.

    See this lovely diagram we drew up below. Click on any part of it to zoom.

    Here's exactly how it works. Keep in mind, we're still refining the instructions to make it as clear as possible, and even produce a video at some point, but we're pretty proud of this workaround. Thanks Razer|Sombrero for figuring this one out.

    1. On your gaming PC, have the 144Hz monitor plugged in via DVI and have your Ripsaw plugged via HDMI.

    2. On your gaming PC, go to Screen Resolutions and Extend Desktop. This means you'll have a side-by-side set of monitors - #1 is your 144Hz monitor, and #2 is a virtual Ripsaw desktop (at 60Hz).

    3. Open OBS on your gaming PC and make sure to set it up to capture 1080p60fps, disable encoding while previewing (under Advanced Settings, to ensure minimal strain on your gaming PC), and set the game you're playing as the source.

    4. Now go to your streaming PC, open OBS as usual, and add Ripsaw as a source at 1920x1080p, at 60fps. The screen you see on your streaming PC's OBS window should be your #2 virtual Ripsaw desktop you set up on the gaming PC.

    5. Now here's the part that you want to pay close attention to - run full screen preview of the OBS-capturing game source from your gaming PC, and drag the window from Monitor #1 to Monitor #2 (virtual Ripsaw desktop). This essentially makes the game capture on your gaming PC APPEAR on your OBS screen on your streaming PC.

    This will let you set up a 1080p60 scene on the Ripsaw, without compromising on your 144Hz monitor's performance for maximum gaming pleasure. Take note, that Extending rather than Cloning Desktop in Step 2 will reduce screen tearing, because if you Clone desktop, you're trying to pass 200+ FPS through the 60Hz max capable Ripsaw.

    Hope this is clear. For those that have a 144Hz monitor and a Ripsaw, do try it and let us know what you think!

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  2. HCandeias

    HCandeias Member

    Clear as water should be :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:... Thanks
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  3. Im new to streaming and using OBS studio. I've setup the two monitiors, 1 main monitor as my primary and the virtual Ripsaw monitor. I do not understand how to "Drag" OBS screen onto the virtural monitor part. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
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  4. Snipekill006

    Snipekill006 New Member

    Great diagram to reference to.
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  5. Junch

    Junch Associate Product Manager Staff Member

    Hey @Matamoros just a few more qns about your setup - you're using OBS Studio on your streaming PC or your gaming PC? And you only have 1 monitor? Not 2 physical monitors? Let me know, thanks.
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  6. I unfortunately do not have a 2 PC setup but I have a different question since we are the topic of utilizing 144hz monitors.

    I would be using the Razer Ripsaw to stream console content. Have there been any reports about the Ripsaw not working easily with the Asus VG248QE? I know my current capture card and monitor are having a... love-hate relationship.

    Please excuse my mspaint diagram of my setup. The problem is my monitor can not detect the feed coming through via HDMI via the capture card while having an extended display setup. If I plug my console directly into the monitor and not through the capture card, I have no problems and detects it fine when switching between HDMI and DVI. I know this is caused by the 60hz limitation with my current capture card.

    I have consulted the manufacturer of the capture card and the monitor and they both pointed back to the 60hz limitation of the capture card. The only fix action for content to appear on the monitor I have the console connected to through the capture card is to eliminate the extended display and only view desktop on monitor 1 and sometimes that doesn't even work and requires me to remove the dvi cable coming from the gpu to the monitor completely.

    Would I run into this same issue with the Razer Ripsaw?

    Thank you for your time!

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  7. I have 2 monitors and 2 pc. Both PCs have OBS. I was able set it up but I still get screen tearing when I use the Ripsaw. I have a decent gaming PC and can stream with just the one. It does reduce my FPS down from 60FPS to about 45FPS. I was trying to avoid this.
  8. It's just too bad that this won't work for 144Hz G-Sync monitors :slightly_sad:

    I'd love to use a Ripsaw but I don't think that it will work with a DisplayPort to HDMI cable.
  9. grinchmas

    grinchmas New Member

    Any chance there's a setup similar to this to work with a G-Sync 1440p monitor?
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  10. vampirivan

    vampirivan Well-Known Member

    in the case of second pc for streaming, how I send audio to this pc?
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  11. lolcheese987

    lolcheese987 Member

    wow, thanks, makes this super easy!
  12. Hello, I have followed the instructions and do not get audio on my streaming pc from obs. I have the video displaying perfectly and audio on my gaming pc but when previewing or streaming from my streaming PC there is no audio even with the input set as my Ripsaw. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  13. mnrtjedennis

    mnrtjedennis Active Member

    Thanks for making this guide, hope this help others a lot!
  14. I fixed the audio issue by setting audio on the ripsaw in obs to output to desktop. Hope this helps anyone else having this issue,

    Thank you!
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  15. Hey friend I have a 2k 144hz monitor will this ripsaw force my monitor to run at 1080p to record the games?
  16. MrD1sturbed

    MrD1sturbed New Member

    First to the OP, great diagram and explanation!! I searched far and wide when I started streaming on how to do this, finally pieced it together after reading half of /r/Twitch, lol.

    Now to @gigasmack and @elobeto, the answer to your question is yes, this will work with 1440p G-sync monitors as well. I know this because I do it now with my current setup (monitor is a Dell S2716DG, 27" 1440p 144hz G-sync). Follow the exact same instructions as above, and make sure your primary (not extended) monitor is setup for G-sync and/or 144hz, and you should have no problems.
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  17. Junch

    Junch Associate Product Manager Staff Member

    Hey @MrD1sturbed great to hear that this works for you! And glad that we can also confirm this with others who have this very question about G-sync.
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  18. endlessfq

    endlessfq Member

    I do not understand step 5. What do I have to drag over to Ripsaw Virtual Monitor? The game window? I have the Asus VG248QE 144hz.

    Update: Finally figure it out while having lunch. Going to try it soon.

    Update 2.0: I did not have to drag any full screen preview OBS of my game play over to my Ripsaw monitor. I just right click on the scene and choose project the preview onto the screen 1 ( for me it was the Ripsaw via HDMI ) and all set.

    Another problem is that the recording just not as pristine as I hope it would be. Given my MSI laptop packed an i7 5th generation, gtx 970m 3GB and 16GB of RAM. Any suggestion? :D
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2016
  19. Would care to elaborate more? I do not quite understand.
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