Capture your best stream with the best capture cards


When gaming is your passion, you want to share that with the world. Getting the right capture card for your setup is very important, especially if you are streaming from a console. We have been using capture cards for ages, and have tried all the best ones so we can give you good recommendations.

Best overall

Elgato HD60s

Staff Pick

The HD60s from Elgato is my capture device, and I can't recommend it enough. Whatever device you are streaming from it will give you perfect 1080p at 60 frames per second (FPS). It's small too, not much bigger than a battery pack for a phone, which makes traveling with it easy, as well as keeping it concealed when on stream.

$115 at Amazon

PC free

AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus

Portability is the name of the game with this device from AVerMedia. While it doesn't record in 4K, it does allow for 4K passthrough so you can still play at full resolution. The most helpful addition is the Micro SD card that will enable you to record without a PC, the transfer later.

$150 at Amazon

Low latency 4K

Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro MK.2

When it comes to recording full 4K videos, you can't get much better than the 4K60 mk2. You will need a full gaming PC to fit the card in, but both the software and the card will work together to give you a fantastic experience. You can even capture gameplay that happened before you started streaming with the flashback function.

$245 at Amazon

The other inputs

DIGITNOW! HD Game Capture

Retro gaming

Maybe you are a retro gamer, or want to record your VHS tapes onto digital? If so, the DIGITNOW! HD capture is perfect. It has inputs for HDMI, YPbPr, and CVBS so that you can attach your Nintendo 64 or PlayStation 2 and stream in 1080p at 30 FPS. It's a lot of fun to play classic consoles on Twitch.

$65 at Amazon

Teeny tiny 1080

AVerMedia Live Gamer Mini

Like the HD60s, the Live Gamer Mini is a compact capture device that is easy to carry around. Its simple design bleeds through into its use, as the mini is fully plug-and-play; just plug it in and load up your favorite streaming software. It's ready whenever you are.

$110 at Amazon

Sharp name, sharp image

Razer Ripsaw

The Razer Ripsaw is an affordable all-in-one solution for video capture. It features a built-in mixing system so you can easily record your gameplay sound and your voice audio without the need to connect to a separate device. The 1080p, 60FPS, is paired with a 4K playthrough for the best experience possible.

$160 at Amazon

RGB 4K streaming

AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K

The AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K is impressive. Not only does it capture 4K, 60 FPS, but it can also capture 1080p at a whopping 240FPS. Your content will look beautiful...

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