AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K UHD Capture Cards Available June

AVerMedia has dropped the knowledge on their upcoming line of 4K game capture cards. The company is labeling the brand as their Live Gamer 4K UHD Capture Cards, and the selection boasts some pretty impressive specs.

There are three different cards in AVerMedia’s upcoming line. The elite card of the group is the Live Gamer 4K (GC573). Following that is the Live Gamer Ultra (GC553), with the standard, more budget friendly variety being the Live Gamer Extreme 2 (GC551).

Each of the three cards work with all of the well known brands of capturing and streaming software, including OBS and XSplit. Video and Audio input and output is handled via HDMI 2.0, with recorded video being done in MPEG 4 (H.264+AAC) or (H.265+AAC). The cards come prepackaged with AVerMedia RECentral and CyberLink PowerDirector 15. The former of which supports simuntaneous streaming to Twitch, YouTube and Mixer through a single application.

As far as what this trio of Live Gamer 4K UHD Capture Cards do specifically, here are the full specs for each directly from AVerMedia:

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

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

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

David Kao, Marketing Director for AVerMedia, boasted about the cards (and streamers) following the line’s reveal at Computex 2018:

“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. 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.”

The Live Gamer 4K and the Live Gamer Ultra are scheduled to begin shipping out on June 25th. The Live Gamer 4K will run you $299.99 while the Live Gamer Ultra will cost $249.99. The Live Gamer Extreme is available now for $179.99

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