AVerMedia Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 HDMI USB Capture Card Now Available

AverMedia recently released its latest HDMI capture card – the Live Gamer Ultra 2.1, model GC553G2. This external HDMI capture card works on PCs and next-gen consoles. It supports 4K60 capture and up to 4K144 pass-through. It also has some RGB lighting for a bit of flare. It’s now available on Amazon here, and you can check out AverMedia’s news below for more details.

AverMedia Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 HDMI Capture Card

AVerMedia Takes Streaming to New Heights with HDMI 2.1 USB Capture Card Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 (GC553G2)

AVerMedia Technologies, a prominent provider of audio and video solutions, has unveiled the Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 (GC553G2), a cutting-edge HDMI 2.1 USB capture card. This advanced product is set to transform the streaming experience for gaming enthusiasts worldwide.

Game streamers, anticipating a solution that caters to the requirements of modern games and next-gen consoles, now have their answer in the form of the Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1. This high-performance capture card harnesses the capabilities of HDMI 2.1 technology, delivering uncompromising video quality with up to 4K144 pass-through HDR/VRR, guaranteeing the seamless transmission of gameplay moments with exceptional clarity and smoothness. Moreover, it facilitates up to 4K60 capture, empowering streamers to capture their noteworthy gaming experiences in pristine detail.

AverMedia Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 (GC553G2)

4K144 pass-through HDR/VRR delivers stunningly clear and smooth gameplay.

Michael Kuo, President and CEO of AVerMedia:
“We believe every gamer deserves the best tools to showcase their skills and passion. With this new HDMI 2.1 USB capture card, we’re taking game streaming and capturing to a whole new level,”. “Our goal is to empower gamers to create content that truly reflects their talent and dedication.”

In addition to its utilization of cutting-edge HDMI 2.1 technology, what distinguishes the Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 is AVerMedia’s exclusive software, Gaming Utility. This adaptable utility empowers streamers to personalize the Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1’s RGB lighting and synchronize it with prominent RGB ecosystems, allowing them to impart their unique style to their gaming environments. The Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 also offers a party chat feature that simplifies interaction with teammates and seamless recording of voice chats during gameplay.

AverMedia Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 HDMI 4K60 Capture Card

4K60 capture provides streamers with the option of capturing their memorable gaming moments in pristine clarity.

Pricing and Availability

The AverMedia Live Gamer Ultra 2.1 HDMI capture card is now available and comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $299.99.

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AverMedia HDMI Capture Card (GC553G2) is available on Amazon here.

AverMedia Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 HDMI Capture Card Specifications

SpecificationsInterface: USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (10Gbps)
Input & Output (Pass-through): HDMI 2.1
Max Pass-Through Resolution: 2160p144 HDR/VRR, 1440p144 HDR/VRR, 1080p240 HDR/VRR
*1440p240 pass-through will be available via firmware upgrade on Oct 19th. Support for other additional resolutions will be added gradually. Please check the official website for any updates.
Max Capture Resolution: 2160p60
Supported Resolution: 2160p, 1440p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i
Video Format: YUY2, NV12, RGB24, P010(HDR)
Headset Audio Input & Output : 4-Pole 3.5mm Jack 
Gamepad Audio Input & Output: 4-Pole 3.5mm Jack 
Dimension (W x D x H): 120 x 70 x 27.6 mm (4.72 x 2.76 x 1.09 in.)
Weight: 115 g (4.06 oz.)
System Requirements
Windows® 10 x64 / 11 x64 or later
*macOS support coming by the end of 2023. If any changes, check our website.
Desktop: Intel® Core™ i5-6XXX + NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or above
Laptop: Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ + NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050Ti or above
8 GB RAM recommended (Dual-channel)
Ensure the Type-C port on your streaming PC or laptop supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 or above
Check that both your display and console (PS5, PS4 Pro, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One X) support HDMI 2.1 connection
We suggest using displays without DSC (Display Stream Compression) technology    *RECentral support coming by the first half of 2024. If any changes, check our website.
What’s in the boxLIVE GAMER ULTRA 2.1 (GC553G2)
HDMI 2.1 Cable
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Cable
4-Pole 3.5mm Audio Cable
Quick Start Guide
*We recommend using the included cables for your connection
*According to the latest USB-IF standard: the included USB cable is USB 3.2 Gen 2 = USB 3.1 Gen 2 = USB 10Gbps.
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