Monday, June 4th 2018

AVerMedia Unveils New Live Gamer 4K UHD Game Capture Cards

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., a leader in digital video and audio, today introduced its brand-new line of low latency Live Gamer 4K UHD game capture cards at Computex 2018, headlined by the upcoming Live Gamer 4K internal PCIe card that can capture every nuance of stunning 4K HDR console gaming. The card can also record Full HD at up to an amazing 240 fps to seamlessly capture every single frame output from today's high-performance game systems.

AVerMedia offers capture cards for all gamer types, as the company additionally confirmed today the upcoming Live Gamer ULTRA, a driverless, laptop-friendly external card supporting both PCs and Macs that can capture up to 4Kp30 with full 4K HDR passthrough and onboard video processing, and the Live Gamer EXTREME 2, a smaller external card with customizable graphic cover, 4K passthrough, onboard downscaling and 1080p60 recording.
The Live Gamer 4K and Live Gamer ULTRA cards are scheduled to ship on June 25, while the Live Gamer EXTREME 2 is available today online and at retail.

"The goal of our Live Gamer 4K UHD line of capture cards is to give streamers a strong range of 4K options to stream, record and share spectacular gameplay visuals and audio," said David Kao, Marketing Director of AVerMedia. "Game streamers are the new rock stars, and AVerMedia caters to today's celebrities while also providing aspiring and upcoming influencers with affordable, high quality tools as they prepare for a bright future."

Game streaming is one of the fastest growing entertainment sectors, with over 100M monthly users on Twitch alone. In conjunction, PC and next generation console gaming are increasingly moving to stunning 4K visuals. AVerMedia's Live Gamer 4K UHD lineup unites both these trends, allowing gamers and influencers to "future proof" their rig for 4K and high frame rate capture easily, and at an affordable price. From the top of the line Live Gamer 4K that can capture incredible 4K HDR details down to the movement of an eyelash to the highly affordable Live Gamer EXTREME 2, AVerMedia has the cards gamers want and need.

Additionally, all cards come with AVerMedia's proprietary RECentral software that supports simultaneous streaming to Twitch, YouTube and Mixer from a single app, and CyberLink's PowerDirector 15 4K video editing software.

PRODUCT DETAILS

All Live Gamer 4K UHD Cards
  • Widely Compatible: Work with all major capturing and streaming software, including OBS and XSplit
  • Video/Audio I/O: HDMI 2.0
  • Recording Format: MPEG 4 (H.264+AAC) or (H.265+AAC)
  • Bundled Software: AVerMedia RECentral, CyberLink PowerDirector 15
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 color gamut overall, significantly superior to standard 4K, while at 60 fps
  • 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
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
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
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3 Comments on AVerMedia Unveils New Live Gamer 4K UHD Game Capture Cards

#1
AnarchoPrimitiv
Does "onboard video processing" mean that the card itself has hardware encode/decode? Because that's the one feature I've been hoping for....but $300 seems to low of a price for such a capability
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ZoneDymo
welll there is also stiff competition from just buying a capable pc and using free software like OBS
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BadFrog
AnarchoPrimitiv said:
Does "onboard video processing" mean that the card itself has hardware encode/decode? Because that's the one feature I've been hoping for....but $300 seems to low of a price for such a capability
Yes, it means it takes the resources off the CPU and handles everything on the card itself. As for encode AND decode, I'm not sure. I know it will encode, not sure about decode...

It's the new norm. I most def will get use to this. Spending money on Magewell cards ($500+) and then switching over to ElGato 4k60 and that was around $400.

I wonder how this compares to the ElGato 4k60Pro, being about 25% cheaper at 300.
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