While the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S have been out for nearly three years, we haven’t had a capture card that could fully utilize the consoles’ HDMI 2.1 port, until now!
AVerMedia has announced the Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 which uses, you guessed it, HDMI 2.1. It is an external capture device that plugs in via USB which will take advantage of the current gen consoles’ new features likes 120 Hz while also having the ability to capture footage at 4K@60 FPS. The device also allows for 4K@144Hz passthrough with HDR and VRR support.
While not all of the HDMI 2.1 spec will be available initially, more will come via a firmware update which AVerMedia says will be released on October 19th. Out of the box, it will support only 1080p@240Hz and 1440p@144Hz. The update will bring support for 1440p@240Hz.
Of course, with these capture devices, it will come with its own Gaming Utility software which will allow video capture along with the ability to manage the obligatory RGB lighting that every gaming creator craves.
The AVerMedia Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 is available right now on Amazon for $299.99.