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Elgato Unveils the 4K X and 4K Pro: Capturing Every Pixel, Gaming in Style

In a dazzling display of technological prowess, Elgato has unleashed its latest capture devices upon the world—the mighty Elgato 4K X and 4K Pro. Thes...

Isaiah Colbert Feb 01, 2024
Elgato Unveils the 4K X and 4K Pro: Capturing Every Pixel, Gaming in Style

In a dazzling display of technological prowess, Elgato has unleashed its latest capture devices upon the world—the mighty Elgato 4K X and 4K Pro. These powerhouses of pixel-perfection are here to ensure that even the most discerning viewers on Twitch and YouTube can feast their eyes on every glorious detail.

Prepare to be amazed as we dive into Elgato's new contenders for the throne of the best capture card. Drawing from their rich lineage of pro-level video capture devices, Elgato has brought forth these titans, cranking up the speeds and feeds to deliver an unrivaled capturing experience.

Let's start with the formidable Elgato 4K X. This standalone USB-C wonder allows you to capture content from any HDMI 2.1 source, offering simultaneous passthrough that lets you hook up your main monitor to the capture card and continue playing without missing a beat. With support for up to 4K content at a mind-boggling 144Hz frame rate, this device ensures that not a single pixel escapes your grasp. And fear not, for it is compatible with Windows, Macs, and even some iPads, embracing the multi-platform nature of our gaming world. It also boasts variable refresh rate and HDR10 support, making your visuals pop with vibrant colors and stunning clarity.

But wait, there's more! Introducing the Elgato 4K Pro, the expansion card designed specifically for the crème de la crème of streamers and YouTubers who possess a dedicated game-capture PC. This beast of a card elevates the game, offering 8K 60Hz passthrough with HDR10, along with 4K 60Hz HDR10 capture. And if you're a connoisseur of silky-smooth visuals, rejoice! The 4K Pro delivers 1080p at a staggering 240Hz passthrough without introducing even a hint of lag to your gaming monitor. It's a symphony of speed and precision. What's more, its multi-app support allows you to stream to one app while recording to another, all through a single 4x PCIe 2.0 connection. Prepare to unleash your creativity with unparalleled flexibility.

Of course, such technological marvels come with a price tag. The Elgato 4K X stands at $230, while the Elgato 4K Pro demands $280. But fret not, for if these devices lie outside your budgetary orbit, we have you covered. Check out our comprehensive best capture cards guide for a range of recommendations that will suit your needs.

The time for hesitation is over! These magnificent Elgato creations are available now, ready to grace your gaming setup with their unparalleled capturing prowess. So, embrace the future of content creation, immerse yourself in every pixel, and game in style like never before.