Hello. I've ditched Shadowplay and I'm trying to learn to use the MSI Afterburner recording module. Thing is, both Quicksync (3570k) and NVENC (GTX 660) work perfectly, full quality, audio is great, yey. The problem is here. I try in RaceDriver GRID, Dishonored, or Crysis 3. No FPS drop using Quicksync, slight FPS drop using NVENC (logically, since NVENC uses a bit of the GPU to encode, and Quicksync is a different GPU). Everything cool so far. The problem is when I start Guild Wars 2, FSX, or GTA IV. In the moment I hit "record", i get a massive (about 15-20 FPS) drop. The GPU % usage goes down a lot, no matter if using NVENC or Quicksync, and the CPU usage seems to go up a bit, as seen if I enable the external encoding server (it uses around 7-8% of the CPU). Since the CPU is already clogged with the game, the extra effort makes it start dropping FPS like no tomorrow, *and this also happens while using NVENC, something that shouldn't happen, given it's something completely external to the CPU, and Shadowplay (which uses NVENC as well) has almost 0% CPU tax (0.5 to 1%)* Why is that in Afterburner, no matter if using the Intel or the NVidia GPU, do I get a huge FPS drop, *only in CPU intensive games*? Am I missing something? Is there something mis-configured on my side? My config: i.imgur.com/M57S10b.png (C: is an SSD drive) What can I do?