Elgato, a CORSAIR brand, has announced the launch of two new capture cards, the 4K X and 4K Pro. Equipped with the latest chipsets and solid specifications, these capture cards enable creators to give their audience the best visual experience on all platforms - without compromising their gaming experience on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, high-end gaming PC 's or handheld consoles such as the Nintendo Switch.
4K X, a USB card, has up to 4K144 passthrough and capture. The 4K Pro, a PCIe card, boasts up to 8K60 HDR10 passthrough and 4K60 HDR10 capture. By setting another standard in streaming technology, Elgato gives streamers completely new possibilities.
"More than 10 years ago, we revolutionized the process of recording and sharing high-quality gameplay content for creators around the world," said Julian Fest, SVP and GM of Elgato. "Today, we're excited to continue breaking down barriers for creators with the launch of 4K X and 4K Pro. Combining HDMI 2.1 connectivity, vivid HDR10 and flexible VRR passthrough up to 8K60 for the first time in a game capture card, these products will elevate user-generated content to new heights."
4K X is a big leap for streamers who demand simplicity without compromising on quality. This portable capture card is about the size of a smartphone. Not only does it not only have HDMI 2.1 input and output ports, but also USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity, variable refresh rate (VRR) and true HDR10 support. All these features make it possible to play and record at higher resolutions and frame rates, such as 4K at 120 frames per second. second, without experiencing screen tearing.
If you have a native 4K144 monitor or better, you can both run passthrough and record 4K gameplay at 144 frames per second. second. The 4K X is compatible with Windows, Mac and - for the first time in capture card history - newer iPads with a USB-C port, enabling a truly portable capture setup for couch gamers.
For PC enthusiasts seeking top-of-the-line game capture capabilities, the 4K Pro offers the highest specifications, including HDMI 2.1 input and output ports and true HDR10 support. With up to 8K60 HDR10 passthrough and 4K60 HDR10 capture, plus VRR support, this capture card transforms your high-end single or dual-PC setup into a live streaming powerhouse.
For competitive gamers who demand even higher frame rates, 4K Pro supports low-latency passthrough up to 240 frames per second. second in 4K resolution and at the same time allows you to record your performance in 1080p240 quality. Additionally, Multi App support allows you to send your capture feed to multiple apps simultaneously, so you can record raw gameplay while streaming in OBS, Discord, and even Zoom. 4K Pro compatibility is exclusive to Windows machines via a PCIe 2.0 x4 connection.
4K X and 4K Pro work seamlessly with popular broadcast apps including OBS Studio, Twitch Studio, Streamlabs Desktop, vMix and more. Elgato also offers its app for free download, providing creators with powerful and easy-to-use tools to capture and manage footage, as well as export AAF files for advanced editing in professional software such as Adobe Premier and Vegas Pro.
Both cards come with 8K HDMI cables, while the 4K X comes with a USB 3.2 C-to-C cable so you can connect straight out of the box.