The very best seize card for PC gaming in 4K is Elgato’s 4K60 Skilled, or as a minimum it was until proper this second. At Gamescom, Elgato launched a more moderen model, the 4K60 Skilled MK.2, which retains the an identical choices as a result of it predecessors whereas together with HDR10 assist. It is usually cheaper as properly.
Elgato’s asking price is $249.99. Assuming it actually works the an identical (nevertheless with added efficiency), it’s a a lot better price, as compared with the $399.99 MSRP of the now-old model. It is usually cheaper than AVerMedia’s competing Reside Gamer 4K, one different 4K HDR seize card, which at current sells for $290.99 on Amazon.
“4K HDR10 seize at 60fps lets you play high-fidelity video video games whereas concurrently streaming to Twitch in 1080p at 60fps and recording 4K60 HDR10 footage to your arduous drive. Fast Gameview experience lets you monitor your seize feed with ultra-low latency, utterly syncing your broadcast collectively together with your gameplay,” Elgato explains.
You will not be contemplating capturing HDR content material materials, however when that’s the case, you presumably can nonetheless play video video games in HDR whereas capturing in SDR. That’s not potential on the sooner model—it lacks an HDR passthrough.
It is usually a bodily smaller card—Corsair says it’s decrease than half the size of the first-gen 4K60 Skilled. That won’t matter quite a bit with an on a regular basis measurement ATX case, nevertheless might come into play within the occasion you are cramming one among these inside a compact assemble.
Completely different choices are simply in regards to the an identical, along with the flexibleness to grab 1080p gameplay at as a lot as 240Hz. Likewise, clients can arrange a number of of these enjoying playing cards inside a PC to grab video from numerous models. It’s a operate which will apply to a smaller subset of shoppers, nevertheless the place it applies, the cheaper price tag makes this a further viable selection.
The 4K60 Skilled MK.2 is obtainable now.