We're all terribly excited about gaming at 4K on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, but what can one do if you want to stream or record and share footage from your new favorite console? Use a capture card, of course! These come in all shapes and sizes, as well as prices.
The 4K60 Pro MK.2 from ELGATO is about as good as you can get and only requires a PCIe slot inside your desktop PC. It's on sale right now at Currys in the UK for £150. Say hello to 4K.
If you recently got a new Xbox Series X or PS5 then gaming in 4K might well be on your mind. This Elgato card can capture and pass through 4K video in HDR, as well as handle high frame rates at lower resolutions. It does require a desktop PC and a free PCIe slot, but you'll get some super crispy footage.
Capture cards such as this aren't designed solely for streamers and YouTube stars. Even if you only plan to archive or share the footage with friends, the ELGATO 4K60 Pro MK.2 is about as good as you can get for quality. This little PCIe card will happily take your 4K stream from the console and record it to a HDD for future use.
If you don't need this much quality, you can pick up the Full HD version of this capture card for £125, but the slight jump in price is absolutely worth it. There's even a portable external variant for those who prefer to travel. All of these ELGATO capture cards are on sale right now.
But if you were planning to get into the streaming business, this is also the gold standard for recording software like OBS. What's more, is it even works with HDR10 that can transform the footage with vivid colors. ELGATO doesn't just supply the card and leave you to it either. The company bundles the 4KCU software that can manage all your recordings and make it easy to catalog.
Missed that sweet kill? Simply rewind with the flashback recording feature and save gameplay retroactively. It's a great piece of technology for any gamer and a must-have tool for a budding YouTuber or streamer. The fact it's on sale right now for Black Friday just sweetens that already chocolatey deal.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.