Elgato teases their first HDMI 2.1 capture cards at TwitchCon

Elgato has revealed their first HDMI 2.1 capture cards, and one of them supports up to 8K 60 FPS pass-through!

At TwitchCon, Elgato have started to tease their next generation of capture cards. At the event, Senpai Gaming spotted their upcoming 4K X external capture card and their new 4K Pro internal capture card. Both of these new capture devices from Elgato feature HDMI 2.1, with the 4K PRO promising up to 8K 60 FPS pass-through.

AVerMedia may be first to market with their Live Gamer Ultra 2.1 capture card, but Elgato does not appear to be far behind. Sadly, Elgato has not revealed the release date or pricing of their new HDMI 2.1 capture devices.

With their new 4K X capture card, Elgato are promising users “true 4K144 HDR10” capture and pass-through. This capture card is designed to work with Windows, mac, and iPad. It also supports variable refresh rates out of the box. Higher framerate 1080p 240 Hz captures are also possible using this device.

Elgato’s 4K PRO will support up to 8K 60 FPS pass-through and “true 4K60 HDR capture. Strangely, 4K 120Hz or 144Hz capture is not mentioned, despite the fact that the 4K X supports this feature. Hopefully Elgato will explain this difference closer to launch, or confirm that higher resolution 4K captures are possible.

Elgato has not revealed when their new 4K PRO and 4K X HDMI 2.1 capture cards will become available. That said, we should expect them to become available relatively soon. AVerMedia have already launched an HDMI 2.1 capture card, and you can bet that Elgato wants to bring their products to market as soon as possible.

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