EVGA Xr1 Capture Device, Certified For Obs, Usb 3.0, 4K Pass Through, Argb, Audio Mixer
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We never go on what a product says on the box, and in this case, you may well find yourself completely misunderstanding what's there. Customizable RGB LEDS and built in audio mixer controls at your fingertips with the EVGA XR1 Pro control dial. It's also worth pointing out that using a low-quality cable will also result in on-screen interference. The EVGA XR1 doesn't require any additional software or drivers to operate, instead, it's a simple plug-and-play affair. If I go to Device Manager, or the Capture Device section of VLC, EVGA XR1 Lite shows up as a source - but if I actually try to make VLC play it it tells me the device is "not supported", and OBS just straight up does not show anything but "virtual webcam" as an option for a capture device.
For current-gen console owners (and by that I mean Xbox owners as PS5 only supports 120 Hz at 4K) this means that you can have your Xbox connected to a 120 Hz 2560×1440 monitor, with the XR1 in between. It actually makes me quite cross, because I got sucked in, and I'm in the fortunate position of having tested a majority of the capture cards on sale today. Not low enough to play the game (not that you would) through OBS, but low enough that it doesn't impact your stream interaction. Still, it’s nice to have, and both OBS and vMix played nice with it in my testing with a Sony a6000 camera. The bitrate shows more fluctuations with action sequences and it begins to drop a few frames, amounting to 0.Whether the convenience of not having to fiddle with cables is worth losing this feature is a decision that needs to be made by individual users. I know my Desktop can handle it, I did a 4 hour stream using it the other day with no hiccups or slow down on my PC whatsoever. The XR1 is a good capture card, but it's also no better than any of the competing, more established products.
If you're looking to up your streaming game, we certainly recommend giving the EVGA XR1 a closer look. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. Whether you're going to use the audio features is another matter, but you're well catered for if you want it.While it's attractive to look at, I really wish the XR1 Pro was a bit smaller to fit better on my cluttered desk. If you don’t need the PRO features (more on the differences shortly), and just want a 1080/60 capture device, read on. All the various features are controlled with this, and the XR1 has a pretty solid audio game going on top of its video prowess. Delivering full 1080P 60FPS gaming and video, and being Certified for OBS allows quick and easy installation! By default, Windows will not allow users to set the desktop resolution to 2560x1440 when capturing via the XR1.
For those PC players who are using a capture card in their set up, being able to utilize high refresh rates still in your capture is key, as the card supports up to 144hz when capturing at 1440p. Many of these issues can be worked around with third party software, but each of these solutions adds complexity and potentially latency. When connected to something like a RetroTink 2x or XRGB-Framemeister, the XR1 Lite has little to no issues processing and capturing the output signal. The sides have the HDMI In port, while the other has the HDMI Out and USB-C port to connect to your PC.device with 1080/60 capture and 4K/60 passthrough, and it does not offer RGB effects, physical controls, or mic input. The Second system in our configuration is the EKFG 270 Conquest, but could really be substituted for any other PC, game console, camera, or other HDMI source.