With the AverMedia Live Gamer EXTREME 3, the manufacturer has introduced a new capture card that records footage in 4K at 30 frames per second in SDR, supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and comes at a comparatively affordable price.
The AverMedia Live Gamer EXTREME 3 in detail
After the Live Streamer CAP 4K – BU113 (our review), AverMedia sends a new capture card into the race, which is primarily aimed at owners of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.
The external plug-and-play capture card records gameplay in up to 4K at 30 FPS in SDR while allowing gaming in 4K at 60 FPS and HDR playback. It is also AVerMedia’s first capture card to support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).
VRR allows the monitor and gaming device to synchronize each frame for smooth, judder-free gameplay. This allows you to focus entirely on the action without being distracted by graphical lag.
Plus, thanks to ultra-low latency, there are no delays between the game source and monitor, while the recording signal is transmitted to the live stream at the same speed. Especially since, thanks to the UVC standard, the AverMedia Live Gamer EXTREME 3 works right out of the box, with no drivers to install.
Audio mixing and software
Also offered are two 3.5mm jack connectors, thanks to which external audio content can be mixed into the stream while also providing a monitoring function.
AverMedia’s RECentral software is used to enhance the Live Gamer EXTREME 3’s features. RECentral allows, among many other new features, simultaneous streaming to multiple platforms with the multistream function and recording and streaming in two different resolutions.
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The features at a glance:
- 4Kp30 SDR recording and 4Kp60 HDR pass-through
- Plug & Play UVC device
- Variable frame rate with up to 1440p120
- Low latency
- Multistream with RECentral
- Audio line-in & line-out
The specifications of the AverMedia Live Gamer EXTREME 3:
- Interface: USB 3.2 (Gen 1) Type-C (Plug and Play, UVC)
- Video input: HDMI 2.0
- Video Out (Pass-Through): HDMI 2.0
- Audio input: HDMI 2.0 / 3-pin 3.5mm jack
- Audio output (pass-through): HDMI 2.0 / 3-pin 3.5-mm jack
- Max. supported resolutions (video input): 2160p60 / 1440p120
- Maximum recording resolution: 2160p30 / 1080p60
- Dimensions: (W x D x H) 112.5 x 66.1 x 20.9 mm
- Weight: 85 g
Price and Availability
The AverMedia Live Gamer EXTREME 3 is available in stores now at an MSRP of 179.90 euros. For more details, visit the official product website.