Elgato Game Capture HD 60 Pro Review

elgato game capture hd60 pro

The Game Capture HD60 Pro is a high-end capture device with up to 1920×1080 resolution with 60hz and recording at 60fps for effortlessly recording and simultaneously streaming games from your Xbox One, PS4, Wii U or similar game consoles which utilize a HDMI output.
This card requires a free PCI Express x1 slot , but it can also be used on a larger slot the same way as other similar PCIe devices.

Once you purchase this amazing capture card, you don’t have to upgrade for years.

The Elgato HD60 Pro Technical Specifications

ChipsetMStar MST3367CMK-LF-170
RAM4 GB (2 x 2Gb Samsung K4B2G1646Q DDR3)
InterfacePCIe x1
Hardware h.264 encoderVatics Mozart 395s
InputPlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U (unencrypted HDMI)
Output ITE IT6621FN HDMI interface (lag-free pass-through)
Supported Resolutions1080p60, 1080p30, 1080i, 720p60, 720p30, 576p, 576i, 480p
Maximum Bitrate60 Mbps
Dimensions4.8 x 2.2 x 0.55 in, (122 x 56 x 14 mm)
Weight 3.6 oz (102 g)
Included cablesUSB cable, HDMI cable

System Requirements

Windows 7 SP1 (or later)
2nd generation Intel Core i5 CPU or better
2nd generation Intel Core i7 CPU or better is required for streaming
PCIe x1/x4/x8/x16 slot
4 GB RAM
Internet connection

Pros

  • High quality video recording (up to 1920×1080 resolution with 60hz)
  • Great price for an internal card
  • The PCI-E interface allows lag-free view
  • The software is robust and very easy to use
  • Streaming and recording is fairly easy

Cons

  • None

This card is great because any device with an HDMI output and no HDCP protection can be recorded and streamed, with ‘Instant Gameview’ option. The built-in Live Streaming feature gets you up and running on Twitch or YouTube in no time. Live commentary can be easily enabled or disabled at any time during the stream. We downloaded the recording and streaming software from the Elgato website. During our tests, the Game Capture HD60 Pro worked flawlessly, with minimal CPU load, without dropping any frames and keeping the file sizes small, unlike the majority of capture cards available on the market today.

We can recommend this card to anyone looking for a relatively cheap way to get into capturing video at a high quality. Recording and streaming using this card is near effortless and quality and performance is excellent.

The Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro device is available here.

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