Corsair-owned brand Elgato is one of the biggest names in niche streaming gear. Right now, Elgato is probably best known for weirdly specific streamer gear like this one. green screen mousepad (opens in new tab)and acoustic foam panels (opens in new tab). But Elgato also produces tons of equipment with wider appeal, like the Elgato Facecam Webcam (opens in new tab), awesome streaming microphones (opens in new tab)and great capture cards (opens in new tab).
Capture cards are devices that allow you to connect a source to your PC to capture images. They are most commonly used for streaming and recording console footage, but they can have other uses as well. For a long time, Elgato has been one of the only trusted brands in the capture card market, and just launched the newest in the lineup.
O HD60 X is the new external capture card (opens in new tab) that follows the popular, and our most recommended (opens in new tab) HD60 S+ line. This updated version offers high quality live streaming in 1080p 60 FPS for services like Twitch or YouTube. By doing so, it can also record the HDR10 images to your computer’s hard drive. This gives you the best quality of Twitch streams while still recording that HDR footage for more visually intense video projects.
When playing the games, you will be able to enjoy full 4K through the new pass-through technology. It also supports variable refresh rate pass-through and high frame rates on compatible displays. This promises a low latency experience while gaming through the drive on your PC. This can be one of the hardest things about using a capture card without having an extra kit, so it’s a promising look and feel for the new device.
The HD60 X also comes with 4k Capture Utility software. This allows users to aggregate all the sounds and recordings they want from their PC, including things like in-game chat, discord, background music and potentially even closed scenes and capture them in full 1080p60 HDR10 or 4K30 quality with audio from 48kHz. The HD60 X can also send its feed to streaming software like OBS, which is quite necessary for most streamers today.
The ports look neat, all on the back, and this all feels like a great upgrade for people using external capture cards. That is available to buy now (opens in new tab) in most places for $199.99 USD, which is the same price as the previous HD60 S+ is currently going to make it look like a fair upgrade price too. Although if you’re looking for something a little fancier, the Elgato 4K60 S+ (opens in new tab) it’s still one of the more sophisticated cards that doesn’t even need a PC to work.