AVERMEDIA LIVE GAMER DUO
This card has dual HDMI inputs on the rear. Why? So that you can mix two feeds at once, of course. You might want to use an SLR camera for the pro streamer look or stream yourself building a PC with one camera on you and another on your build. It may only capture up to 1080p60 HDR, but this is one versatile card. Read our The top five capture cards.
ELGATO 4K60 S+
Elgato’s portable capture card is expensive, but it allows you to record 4K footage wherever you go. That’s because it can be used on its own, no PC required. It will capture 4K60 HDR footage directly to an SD card, and you can even plug in a microphone to record commentary as you play. Time to buy that 1TB SD card.
AVERMEDIA LIVE GAMER 4K
If you’re a desktop user with a spare PCIe slot, this 4K capture card from AVerMedia is worth looking at, thanks to its raw power, RGB lighting, and competitive price tag. The Live Gamer 4K will capture and pass through most resolutions up to 4K HDR, meaning your viewers get footage so good it will make them weep with jealousy.
With a volume wheel on top of its body, this EVGA is certainly distinctive. That’s because its USP is a built-in audio mixer, allowing you to drop your mic volume during cut scenes and bring it back in when you want to commentate. Audio levels are visible, thanks to the RGB lighting on top. It maxes out at 4K30 capture, which should be enough to satisfy most people.
NZXT SIGNAL 4K30
Nzxt may be late to the capture card game, but its newly-released Signal 4K30 looks to offer the company’s usual level of quality. It will capture in 4K30 and integrates with Nzxt CAM software to ensure picture accuracy in your streaming software of choice such as OBS. A cheaper HD60 version is also available.