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AVerMedia reveals three new Live Gamer 4K capture cards

Capture cards with 4K pass-through and capture capabilities

AVerMedia reveals three new Gaming Capture cards, including 4K models

AVerMedia reveals three new Gaming Capture cards, including 4K models

Game Streaming and capture have become increasingly common in recent years, not only to high-end streamers but also to mainstream players and video editing hobbyists. While solutions like the Geforce Experience and Radeon Relive offer options to record gameplay, it is hard to surpass the quality and capability of direct feed capture solutions, especially given how easily software-based solution can go wrong.     

AVerMedia has announced a new lineup of 4K capable Live Gamer 4K UHD branded capture solutions, capture devices which are either capable of capturing 4K inputs directly or pass through 4K images and record downsampled 1080p footage.

These capture devices range from the Ultra-high-end to the relatively affordable, offering compatibility with streaming software like OBS and XSplit as well as AVerMedia's proprietary RECentral software. 

Starting off with the high end, we have AVerMedia's Live Gamer 4K GC573, the company's top-tier capture card which supports 4k 60FPS HDR capture and 4K HDR 60FPS pass-through, requiring an internal PCIe 2.0 4x connection to record footage at a data rate of up to 240Mbps. Below are the Live Gamer 4K GC573's full specifications. 


Live Gamer 4K (GC573)

- Top of Line Tech: AVerMedia's top capture card, capable of handling any game at ultra-high resolution and framerate and with ultra-low latency.
- 4Kp60 HDR: High Dynamic Range capture for brighter whites and darker blacks and a wider colour gamut overall, significantly superior to standard 4K, while at 60 fps (Using HDMI 2.0).
- Maximum Performance: Via Internal PCI Express x4 Gen2 card form factor.
- Look like a Rock Star: RGB with three preset modes to make your setup shine.
- Max. Pass-Through Resolution: 2160p60 HDR / 1440p144 / 1080p240.
- Max. Capture Resolution: 2160p60 HDR / 1440p120 / 1080p240.
- Recorded Quality: 150 Mbps default @2160p60; up to 240 Mbps is possible.
- MSRP: US$299.99

  

AVerMedia reveals three new Gaming Capture cards, including 4K models


Those who prefer external capture card may prefer AVermedia's Live Gamer Ultra GC553 capture card, which uses USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C to transfer data to a host PC, making the device compatible with modern notebooks and desktop systems.

The device supports 4K 60Hz and 1440p 144Hz passthrough and can record footage at a maximum capture resolution of 4K 30FPS or 1440p 60FPS with a maximum data rate of 240Mbps and a default quality of 150Mbps. 
 

Live Gamer ULTRA (GC553)

- For Pros and Aspiring Pros: AVerMedia's intermediate capture card, designed to work well with both laptops and desktop gaming PCs and equipped with onboard video processing to lighten the CPU load
- Laptop-friendly Form Factor with Low Latency: USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C interface
- Max. Pass-Through Resolution: 2160p60 HDR / 1440p144 / 1080p240
- Max. Capture Resolution: 2160p30 / 1440p60 / 1080p120
- Recorded Quality: 150 Mbps default @2160p30; up to 240 Mbps is possible
- MSRP: US$249.99

  
AVerMedia reveals three new Gaming Capture cards, including 4K models

 

Last but not least we have AverMedia's EXTREME 2 GC551 external capture card, which supports 4K passthrough and a maximum capture resolution of 1080p 60FPS using USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C.

This card is easily the weakest in AVermedia's lineup, though it comes with a significantly lower price tag of $179.99, making it a lot more affordable. Users of this capture card are also free to customise the EXTREME 2's cover, either to match the rest of your streaming setup or to move away from the unit's flaming red aesthetic. 

Live Gamer EXTREME 2 (GC551)

- Performance on a Budget: Entry-level price with 2160p60 passthrough capability
- Laptop-friendly Form Factor with Low Latency: USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C interface supporting both PC and Macs through the UVC protocol
- Customizable Cover: Print your own custom graphics to strengthen your streaming brand
- Max. Pass-Through Resolution: 2160p60
- Max. Capture Resolution: 1080p60
- Recorded Quality: 60 Mbps default @1080p60; up to 240 Mbps is possible
- MSRP: US$179.99

  
AVerMedia reveals three new Gaming Capture cards, including 4K models  
AVerMedia says to expect their Live Gamer 4K and Live Gamer ULTRA graphics cards to ship on June 25th, with their Live Gamer EXTREME 2 being available starting today at online retailers. 

You can join the discussion on AVermedia's new 4K lineup of capture cards on the OC3D Forums

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Most Recent Comments

05-06-2018, 19:11:22

NeverBackDown
$180 is affordable? That's the price of a cheaper 16GB DDR4 kit in the US. And Memory is not cheap.

To expensive.Quote

05-06-2018, 21:24:29

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
$180 is affordable? That's the price of a cheaper 16GB DDR4 kit in the US. And Memory is not cheap.

To expensive.
Not much more than the Elgato equivalent and the specs say it offers higher bitrates and 4K pass-through.

TBH, capture cards are not cheap in general. This is why software solutions like ReLive and the Geforce Experience are probably the best option for most users.Quote

06-06-2018, 06:54:58

Wraith
Here's hoping their driver support lasts longer than a year, I've had a few Avermedia products over the years namely AV/TV cards and the support has been dire.Quote

06-06-2018, 13:07:17

Damien c
I have been looking at some capture cards mainly Elgato and Magewell but they are so expensive for a 4K card.

If these get decent reviews then I think I may have found the one to go for, then it's just a case of getting a 2nd mic etc for the capture pc and I will be good to go.Quote
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