AVerMedia announces 4K Gaming Capture Cards at Computex 2018

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AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., one of the leaders in digital video and audio technology, has announced their brand-new line of low latency Live Gamer 4K UHD capture cards and internal PCIe cards that will capture 4K gaming and even enable 4K streaming at 240 fps.

Today, AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. has revealed their Live Gamer 4K UHD game capture cards during Computex 2018, which was headlined by the upcoming Live Gamer 4K internal PCIe card that will capture 4K gaming at its fullest. the company has revealed that the card will be able to record Full HD gaming at 240 fps without skipping a single frame in high-performance gaming systems.

Along with the news of their new internal PCIe slotted capture cards, the company also revealed their Live Gamer ULTRA series, a driverless, laptop-friendly external card that will support both PCs and Macs and will capture 4Kp30 with full 4K HDR passthrough as well as onboard video processing. Alongside this one comes the Live Gamer EXTREME 2, a smaller external card which will feature a customizable graphic cover, 4K passthrough, and onboard downscaling for 1080p60 recording for those without 4K displays.

AVerMedia has confirmed that the Live Gamer 4K and Live Gamer ULTRA cards are scheduled to ship on June 25, 2018, which the Live Gamer EXTREME 2 is now available for online and retail purchasing.

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.

As the streaming of video games continually grows and has become the fastest growing entertainment sector with over 100M monthly users on Twitch, AVerMedia has aimed to help future proof 4K gaming with their capture cards at an affordable price and not forcing gamers to break their bank. You can take a peek at the upcoming cards down below. The cards will come with AverMedia’s proprietary RECentral software that will support simultaneous streaming to Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer from a single app and will also feature CyberLink’s PowerDirector 15 4K video editing software for those that opt to purchase one of their cards.

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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

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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

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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

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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

Stay tuned to us as we have reached out to AVerMedia about reviewing their upcoming external cards!

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