The perfect seize card for PC gaming in 4K is Elgato’s 4K60 Expert, or at least it was till correct this second. At Gamescom, Elgato launched a extra moderen mannequin, the 4K60 Expert MK.2, which retains the an an identical selections because of it predecessors whereas along with HDR10 help. It’s often cheaper as correctly.
Elgato’s asking worth is $249.99. Assuming it truly works the an an identical (nonetheless with added effectivity), it is a quite a bit higher worth, as in contrast with the $399.99 MSRP of the now-old mannequin. It’s often cheaper than AVerMedia’s competing Reside Gamer 4K, one totally different 4K HDR seize card, which at present sells for $290.99 on Amazon.
“4K HDR10 seize at 60fps helps you to play high-fidelity video video video games whereas concurrently streaming to Twitch in 1080p at 60fps and recording 4K60 HDR10 footage to your arduous drive. Quick Gameview expertise helps you to monitor your seize feed with ultra-low latency, completely syncing your broadcast collectively collectively along with your gameplay,” Elgato explains.
You’ll not be considering capturing HDR content material materials supplies, nevertheless when that is the case, you presumably can nonetheless play video video video games in HDR whereas capturing in SDR. That is not potential on the earlier mannequin—it lacks an HDR passthrough.
It’s often a bodily smaller card—Corsair says it is lower than half the dimensions of the first-gen 4K60 Expert. That will not matter fairly a bit with an frequently measurement ATX case, nonetheless would possibly come into play inside the event you’re cramming one amongst these inside a compact assemble.
Fully totally different selections are merely regarding the an an identical, together with the flexibleness to seize 1080p gameplay at as quite a bit as 240Hz. Likewise, shoppers can organize a variety of of those having fun with enjoying playing cards inside a PC to seize video from quite a few fashions. It is a function which can apply to a smaller subset of customers, nonetheless the place it applies, the cheaper price ticket makes this an extra viable choice.
The 4K60 Expert MK.2 is obtainable now.