5 Best Capture Cards of 2020 for PC, Playstation, and Xbox


5 Best Capture Cards of 2018 for PC, Playstation, and Xbox

A lot of gamers want get their gameplay on YouTube or Twitch. These capture devices help gamers achieve their goals by providing them with a variety of broadcasting and recording options. Most commonly capture cards are being used by gamers to record themselves playing a game.Capture cards will enable you to have more freedom and control over your recorded and streamed footage. Other benefits include: better game performance while recording, versatile file formatting, uploading to social media outlets, personalize and edit game footage, and customize your stream’s experience for your viewers.

Elgato Capture Cards

Elgato is the leading seller of capture cards for gamers. In recent news, Corsair and Elgato just inked a deal (June 2018) where Corsair acquired Elgato’s streaming and video production hardware.
  1. Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro
  2. Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro
  3. Elgato Game Capture HD60 S
  4. Elgato Game Capture HD60 
  5. Elgato Game Capture HD  

AVerMedia Capture Cards

AVerMedia is one of the biggest names in the game capture hardware space and has a robust line of products. AVerMedia is Elgato’s main competitor and has an abundance of capture card options available. While we hear some complaints about their customer service from time-to-time, it doesn’t erase the fact their hardware is among the best out there.
  1. AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K GC573
  2.  AVerMedia Live Gamer ULTRA GC553
  3. AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable 2
  4. AVerMedia Live Gamer Extreme
  5.  AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable Lite
  6.  AVerMedia C985 Live Gamer HD Capture Card   
  7. AVerMedia GC570 Live Gamer HD 2

Razer Ripsaw Capture Card 

Razer jumped straight to USB 3.0 interface and we applaud them for that. The drawback is that the retro port is component only, so you’ll need a AV to HDMI converter to use it for NES and SNES games and the like. Problems aside, what we have heard about the Ripsaw time and again is that the learning curve is steep and there’s typically some troubleshooting to get things going, but once setup, the ride is smooth and it performs well. Whether it is worth the trouble is up to you, but we must admit it is hard to resist the lure of Razer’s sleek green and black design.   

AGPtek HD Game Recorder

AGBtek’s capture card is a decent budget option and was recently updated by AGBtek. It is a good card for those gamers and streamers who don’t feel they need 6o FPS in 1080p. You’ve got 1080p capability here without having to dish over $100 over (and 720p @ 60FPS). Overall, we think that’s a fair compromise for the price. This unit has 3 input modes – Composite, Component, or HDMI. One neat feature of this bundle is the included remote control, which allows you to easily switch between settings and input modes. 

Roxio Game Capture HD PRO 

 Some gamers have complained that this device isn’t compatible with video editing software such as Sony Vegas. However, Roxio has come through with a quick fix that can be downloaded from their site. One of the highs of Roxio’s device is the price, at around $100 its a bit less expensive then most other options. If your interested in this unit, just make sure to research whether or not this will be compatible with your system before buying.

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