Elgato Game Capture HD60 X announced, brings VRR passthrough support

Elgato Hd60 X Announcement
Elgato Hd60 X Announcement (Image credit: Elgato)

What you need to know

  • Elgato has revealed the HD60 X, the company's next mainline capture card.
  • The HD60 X supports prior technology like HDR, as well as new features such as VRR passthrough.
  • The Elgato Game Capture HD60 X is coming to retail at $199.99 USD.

Elgato's next big capture card has been revealed, bringing some new features for casual and professional content creators alike.

Elgato announced the HD60 X on Tuesday, revealing the official successor to the HD60 S+ capture card. Building on Elgato's prior technology, the card supports up to 4K 30FPS or 1080p 60FPS capture. 4K 60FPS HDR input can also be downsampled to 1440p 60FPS capture. For regular setup, the HD60 X supports up to 4K 60FPS HDR passthrough, including for the first time, VRR passthrough.

The Elgato HD60 X also supports tonemapping, so captured HDR content can be converted into SDR footage. Alternatively, the card also supports 1440p 120 FPS or 1080p 240FPS passthrough, making it great for any Xbox Series X|S 120 FPS games, as well as anyone playing PC games at extremely high refresh rates.

The Elgato HD60 X comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable, alongside an HDMI 2.0 cable. At a glance, the card's UI provides a readout of remaining storage space, preferences and more. Frame rate information can even be exported to a CSV file.

The Elgato Game Capture HD60 X is coming to retailers at $199.99, making it something of a middle ground price between the now entry-level HD60 S+ and the dedicated 4K 60 Pro Mk. 2. Depending on exactly how reviews for the device pan out, the HD60 X could end up being one of the best capture cards available for users right now.

Samuel Tolbert
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