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Razer Ripsaw HD External Capture Card Released – See Features, Specs and Price

Razer recently released a new video capture card that delivers 1080p Full HD recording at 60 frames per second with 4K pass-through gaming – the all new Razer Ripsaw HD. For those who are familiar with the product, this is not Razer’s first capture card. They previously released the “Razer Ripsaw”, without the “HD”; and this makes it very confusing. Come on Razer, can’t you think of a new or different name instead of “Razer Ripsaw HD”? At first glance the old Razer Ripsaw and the new Ripsaw HD looks similar, but the front and back portion looks different. I’ll show you below. Hopefully this new Razer Ripsaw HD is better compared to its predecessor, more details below.

Razer Releases New Ripsaw HD External Capture Card

Razer announced the Razer Ripsaw HD, an external multi-platform video capture card with full HD capture and 4K throughput for a high definition streaming and gameplay experience.

High-quality recording and broadcasting with the Razer Ripsaw HD
The Razer Ripsaw HD is a compact external capture card with pro-grade features to meet the demands of broadcasters requiring high frame rate, detailed footage and crisp audio. Capturing video in Full 1080p HD at 60 frames per second, the Ripsaw HD is designed for super smooth gameplay recording and live streaming.

The Ripsaw HD features a 4K 60 FPS pass-through, allowing broadcasters to enjoy the latest ultra-high-resolution games as the developers intended, whilst sharing the gameplay with their audience with crisp 1080p Full HD resolution at super-smooth 60 frames per second.

“With the Ripsaw HD joining our extensive Broadcaster range, streamers now have a capture card ready to broadcast the latest games at high resolution and framerates from either their PC or console,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Viewers will love the Full HD streams, while broadcasters can enjoy their games as they were intended with the 4K pass-through.”

The Ripsaw HD is compatible with PC and console, featuring a simple HDMI input and output for video capture with a single USB 3.0 connection. With built-in audio mixing, streamers can broadcast both their game and microphone audio through the Ripsaw HD with zero latency and no synching delays. The microphone input allows streamers to use one microphone across two PCs, removing the need for complicated audio mixer or software set-ups and allowing streamers to use in-game comms whilst still broadcasting their voice audio to their stream.

With the addition of the Ripsaw HD to Razer’s range of innovative broadcasting products, which includes the Razer Kiyo, the first streamer-focused camera with built-in ring light, and the Seirẽn Elite, a broadcaster microphone with built-in noise limiter, Razer now offers a high-quality audio and video solution to suit every streamer and broadcaster, across multiple platforms.

New Razer Ripsaw HD vs Old Ripsaw

Razer Ripsaw HD (new)

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Razer Ripsaw (old)

Notice how the front portion looks different.

Razer Ripsaw HD Specification

  • Max capture resolution: Uncompressed 1080p 60 FPS
  • Interface: USB 3.0 only
  • Video Input: Digital – HDMI 2.0
  • Audio Input: Digital – HDMI
  • Audio Mix-in Input: 3.5 mm Mic-in / 3.5 mm Aux-in
  • Video Output: HDMI 2.0
  • Maximum Supported Pass-Through Resolutions: 2160p60
  • Other Supported Resolutions: 2160p, 1080p, 1440p, 720p, 480p
  • Includes: USB3.0 Type C to Type A cable, HDMI 2.0 Cable, 3.5 mm Audio Cable
  • Compatible with Open Broadcaster Software, Mixer, Streamlabs, XSplit, Twitch & YouTube

Razer Ripsaw HD Price and Availability

The new Razer Ripsaw HD comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $159.99 USD or €169.99. It will be available on Razer’s site staring April 11, 2019; and some time in Q2 2019 for the rest of the world.

Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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