It’s practically three years since HDMI 2.1 consoles just like the Xbox Sequence X and PS5 launched and we’re lastly seeing HDMI 2.1 seize playing cards seem in the marketplace. AVerMedia is launching its $299.99 Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 (what a reputation) HDMI 2.1 USB seize card in the present day, providing streamers and avid gamers the flexibility to play the most recent consoles with 120Hz choices turned on and nonetheless seize at 4K/60fps.
Streamers have been eagerly awaiting 4K/60fps seize over USB, as proper now there are restricted choices for capturing this decision and body charge over USB, particularly as Elgato’s 4K 60 S+ was discontinued late final 12 months. Most have needed to go for PCIe seize playing cards as a substitute.
AVerMedia’s newest seize card helps as much as 4K/144Hz pass-through, full with HDR and VRR help. So it’s now attainable to play at 4K/144Hz on a gaming PC after which seize footage at 4K/60fps on a streaming PC, alongside help for taking part in at 4K/120Hz on the most recent era consoles and capturing at 4K/60fps.
AVerMedia can also be supporting another pass-through choices for various resolutions and refresh charges, however not all the HDMI 2.1 spec initially. Solely 1080p/240Hz is supported proper now, alongside simply 1440p/144Hz at launch. A firmware replace is promised for October nineteenth that may allow 1440p/240Hz, however there’s no such promise from AVerMedia for 1080p/360Hz but. “Assist for different extra resolutions shall be added steadily,” says AVerMedia. So, in case you have a 360Hz e-sports G-Sync monitor then you definately is likely to be ready some time earlier than you should use it absolutely with pass-through on AVerMedia’s Dwell Gamer ULTRA 2.1.
The Dwell Gamer ULTRA 2.1 additionally comes with Gaming Utility software program that controls the LGB lighting on the gadget and might sync it as much as different RGB ecosystems. It additionally comes with a celebration chat function that allows you to document voice chats throughout gameplay.
Whereas AVerMedia and MaxSquare have each launched HDMI 2.1 seize playing cards, Elgato nonetheless hasn’t formally introduced its personal HDMI 2.1 USB or PCIe playing cards so as to add to its widespread vary of seize playing cards.