If you have been looking for a 4K capture card, Elgato might have the answer. The Nerd Stash previously reviewed the Elgato HD60 Pro Capture Card and now we are going to take a look at the Elgato 4K60 Pro. This card will capture your gameplay in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second using superior low latency technology to power your workflow. It is a capture card with a lot of oomph but it will most likely require a computer with the same or more about of power to handle it.
- The quality is amazing with your gameplay being captured in 4K resolution at 60 FPS.
- The Gameview is instant with superior Low latency technology.
- The software is dedicated which allows for easy recording and you can export it to your favorite editing app.
- This card supports resolution up to 2160p60!
In the box, you are supplied one HDMI cable that will be needed to use the capture card.
- Windows 10 (64-bit)
- 6th generation Intel Core i7 CPU (i7-6xxx) / AMD Ryzen 7 (or better)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10xx / AMD Radeon RX Vega (or better)
- PCIe x4/x8/x16 slot
As you can see, the Elgato 4KPro won’t run well on just any old computer!
- Interface: PCIe x4
- Input: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, unencrypted HDMI
- Output: HDMI (lag-free pass-through)
- Supported Resolutions: Up to 2160p60 (4K)
One thing that caught my eye is the actual look of the capture card. It’s pretty sleek and it seems to be made very well so that won’t touch a wire or something that you shouldn’t and break it. The setup for the card seems to be user-friendly and shouldn’t take tons of knowledge in regards to hardware installation.
Something that might be considered a con for this card is that fact that you cannot use the HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting because this card does not process HDR. There is an ongoing debate about whether or not this is a con.
Another feature that might be missing that you could get with the HD60 Pro is the built-in hardware encoder. Without this encoder, you no longer have the master copy feature in Game Capture HD which allowed you to record a local copy of streams.
The final note I’d like to make about this 4K capture card is in regard to price. This card will cost you anywhere from $300-$400+. In the world of 4K capture cards, this isn’t too bad. In the world of capture cards, in general, it is a fairly sizeable chunk of money!
Verdict: If you are looking for a 4K capture card, have plenty of money to spend, have a powerful PC, and don’t mind the loss of HDR or hardware encoders, this is the card for you. In the world of 4K capture cards, this is fairly affordable.
- User-Friendly with easy setup
- Lag-free technology
- Ability to stream and record at 2160p60FPS
- Gameplay captured in 4K resolution
- HDR not supported
- A little pricey
- No built-in hardware encoder
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