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EVGA's XR1 capture card is the first ever OBS-certified device for streamers

By Hoots the Owl - on 22 Sep 2020, 4:04am

EVGA's XR1 capture card is the first ever OBS-certified device for streamers

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EVGA has announced its XR1 capture card, the first ever device to be certified by Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) for streamers. Targeted at both gamers and professionals, the XR1 will enable high-quality streams and improved video quality when you connect a camera (or cameras for multi-angle broadcast). 

It is designed to be easy to set up and use, supporting complete plug-and-play operation without the need for any drivers. The card hooks up to your PC via a USB-C connection, relying also on HDMI 2.0 for video input and capturing audio. With a 4K HDR Pass Through Mode, it will let you record at 1080p/60FPS while you game at 4K/60FPS with HDR. A separate Advanced Pass Through Mode will also let you output video at a 144Hz refresh rate and HDR with the press of a button.

There's also an integrated audio mixer, which lets you control your mic-in volume with the built-in controls, without needing to exit your game or launch software. 

The top of the card features a grid of customisable ARGB LEDs, which can change color with the press of a button or be set to show things like your audio levels. While the XR1 doesn't require any drivers, you can still download the XR1 RGB Software to gain deeper control over the ARGB lighting.