As we have already said, we are in the age of streaming: to bring better content, you need better products, and AVerMedia ‘s Live Gamer Extreme 2 is for you if you are looking for an excellent capture card. But let’s start with order.
The Live Gamer Extreme 2 box looks very similar to the previous edition: rectangular, it contains all the necessary cables inside, including the Type-C to Type-A. Inside there is also a free code for xSplit, as well as very detailed instructions.
Here, too, the Live Gamer Extreme 2 does not innovate: the shape is almost similar, as well as the functionality of being able to customize the graphics of the card through a replaceable sheet. On the front the card has no buttons, while on the back we have HDMI input and output, as well as the Type-C power cable.
- Maximum Resolution : 1080p60
- PC interface : USB 3.0
- 4K Pass-Through present
- Software : RECentral 4, compatible with OBS, xSplit and other software
- Operating System : Win
- Operating System : Windows® 10 (64 bit)
- Desktop : Intel® Core ™ i5-4440 3.10 GHz + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
- Laptop : Intel® Core ™ i7-4810MQ + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
- USB 3.1 / 3.0 powered port * (Intel chipset recommended)
From what you can see, the demands from this capture card are very high in comparison to others: this is because the Live Gamer Extreme 2 , at a price comparable to the LGP2 , loses the advantage of portability in exchange for practically latency. absent between game and recording, lowering the response below the millisecond.
Thanks to the required power, in technical terms this acquisition board does its job fully. Latency is really almost absent, and this really allows the product to not only be in step with the times, but to be a precursor: the P ass-Through 4K, combined with low latency, makes it really suitable for future consoles too (always if HDMI will be supported), making it suitable as a long-term purchase.
The card is at the same price as the LGP2 , although it cost more before: this makes it a different choice from its sister, as everything is based on the use you will make of it. Of course, buying an LGX2 without having a PC that can handle it is a bit useless, but as soon as you can afford to use this card through your recording or streaming software, you will suddenly notice the almost absent latency, a detail not just in a product that would otherwise cost several hundred euros.