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Elgato launches 4K-capable capture card

Elgato has made a name for itself in the capture card industry, with its HD60 being a go-to for up-and-coming content creators. While its previous entries have been limited to 1080p and 60 frames per second, its new 4K60 hopes to change that by introducing ultra-HD recording and streaming.

The Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro is a first-of-its-kind device, capable of capturing 4K footage at a smooth 60 frames per second. The capture card was originally teased back at Gamescom this year, being the first consumer-based product to record UHD content from a variety of sources including the PlayStation 4 Pro, recent Xbox One X, capable PCs or other unencrypted HDMI-enabled devices.

Being such a high-end product, the 4K60 Pro follows on from the HD60 Pro and is only available in PCIe x4 format, as opposed to external HDMI-to-HDMI boxes. Its system requirements are understandably high, too, requiring Windows 10 (64-bit) 6th-gen, as well as an Intel i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 10 series or AMD Radeon RX Vega. Of course, if you house specs better than the required, then you're good to go.

“4K content is here to stay and demand is booming. Content creators shouldn't be limited by the constraints of their capture hardware,” said Julian Fest, General Manager of Elgato Gaming. “Game Capture 4K60 Pro gives creators the tools they need to stay ahead of the curve and give their audiences nothing less than the best.”

The Elgato 4K60 Pro will be available on November 22nd and is available for pre-order from Elgato itself or Amazon for £359.95.

KitGuru Says: While the HD60 has proved a mainstay in the world of streamers and Youtubers, it's good to see Elgato is pushing forward on the future of content creation. Does the 4K60 Pro cater to your needs?

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