IOGEAR UpStream 4K Game Capture Card (GUV302G) – Game Capture Adapter w/ Party Chat Mixer

If you’re someone who enjoys gaming on consoles and you’d like to livestream your gameplay and ultimately share it online with multiple viewers that are equally passionate about gaming, then one of the best devices that you can get for your console set-up would be a game capture card. That’s simply because, while gaming Desktop PCs and gaming laptops commonly integrate fairly powerful CPUs and GPUs. That ultimately allow users to livestream their gameplay at a much smoother and higher video-quality. Gaming consoles still tend to struggle a bit when it comes to live-streaming their gameplay. As their hardware isn’t as powerful as that from gaming PCs / laptops.

Therefore, getting a game capture card can prove to be quite useful for console users. As these simple, yet versatile video-capturing devices can ultimately help next-generation consoles to handle a larger size of gameplay. Footage as compared to the simpler and lower-end streaming software that they usually integrate. So, if you’re looking for a high-end game capture card game for consoles. That’s powerful and versatile enough to allow you to livestream your console gameplay at a high video quality. Then the IOGEAR UpStream 4K Game Capture Card (GUV302G) is perfect for that.

The IOGEAR UpStream 4K Game Capture Card is a game capture adapter for gaming consoles. Like the Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PS4 equipped with a UVC-based driver. And powered by a USB-C to USB-A cable. Which features a 3.5mm Headset Input port and a 3.5mm Console Controller Input port. That can use both as a Party Chat Mixer. Along with a HDMI Input port that supports up to Ultra-HD 4k@60 HDR input and pass-through. As well as a HDMI Output port that supports multiple pass-through resolutions including 4K@60Hz, 1440p @144Hz and 1080p @240Hz. All while also featuring compatibility with all OBS and Livestreaming Software.

IOGear UpStream 4K Game Capture Card
IOGear UpStream 4K Game Capture Card

IOGEAR’s UpStream 4K Game Capture Card enables you to record, stream and share your game play in 4K anywhere, anytime. The 4K game capture card works with PC and Mac and supports 4K up to 60 fps (4x more pixels than 1080p) in 60 fps. IOGEAR’s UpStream 4K Game Capture Card allows you to stream to Twitch, YouTube, UStream, Facebook and Mixer. This game capture card supports screen captures, multi-channel audio, and microphone level control. The IOGEAR UpStream 4K Game Capture Card offers simultaneous recording and streaming, HDMI or VGA video connectivity, plus instant upload to Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.

Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the IOGEAR UpStream 4K Game Capture Card. Talk a little more about it, and discuss in greater detail everything. That this 4K game capture adapter card for gaming consoles has to offer you.

DESIGN & SPECS

Starting with the device’s size, this game capture adapter for gaming consoles comes at a fairly compact size. As the device measures just 1.7 inches long by 0.9 inches wide by 0.66 inches tall. Not only that, but the device is also super-lightweight, as it only weighs a measly 0.2 lbs (0.08 kgs).

IOGear UpStream 4K Game Capture Card
IOGear UpStream 4K Game Capture Card

Thanks to its ultra-compact form, the IOGEAR UpStream 4K Game Capture Card barely takes any space within your office desk / office table.

Not only that, but this game capture adapter for consoles also features a minimalist gaming-themed design, along with a fairly durable construction, as the unit’s outer-shell is made of a high-quality TPU plastic.

Moreover, this game capture adapter for consoles also features an extremely simple and straightforward Plug & Play Design that ultimately makes it super easy to use.

Its Plug & Play Design basically means that the IOGEAR UpStream 4K Game Capture Card requires no additional adapters or software while playing in any of the latest gaming consoles in order to not only capture the video of your gameplay at a high-quality (which can go upwards to 4K quality), but also capture any potential team chat (if you decide to use Voice-Comms) thanks to its 3.5mm Headset Input and 3.5mm Console Controller ports, which, once again, can be used together as a Party Chat Mixer.

Then, when it comes to its power-source, know that the IOGEAR UpStream 4K Game Capture Card works based on a UVC (USB Video Class) Driver, meaning that the device is Bus-Powered via its dedicated USB-C to USB-A Connection Cable, which measures 3.3 ft. (1m) long.

On a side note, we’d also like to point out that this game capture adapter for consoles is also compliant with the Specification of High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

INTERFACE / CONNECTIVITY PANEL

Moving on to the device’s interface, meaning its connectivity panel.

At the front-side of the unit, we have its 3.5mm Headset Input port and 3.5mm Console Controller / Gamepad Input port. (Which again, can be used together as a Party Chat Mixer). Which are follow a Power Indicator LED Light, and then finally follow by the device’s dedicate USB-C Power port (i.e. where you’ll be connecting its USB-C to USB-A Connection Cable for power, which will be drawn from your Host Computer, either a Desktop PC or laptop).

At the back-side of the unit, we first have a HDMI Input port that supports up to Ultra-HD 4k@60 HDR Video-Input-Resolutions and pass-through (while also including 3840x2160p @60/50/30/25/24Hz, 2560x1440p @144/60/50/30/25/24Hz, 1920x1080p @240/144/120/60/50/30/25/24Hz, 1280x720p @60/50Hz, 720x576p @50Hz, and 640×480 @60Hz — for which all these listed resolutions excluding Ultra-HD 4k@60 also go for the device’s UVC Capture-capability).

Then, there’s also a HDMI Output port that supports multiple pass-through resolutions, including 4K@60Hz (for capturing only), along with 1440p @144Hz and 1080p @240Hz., and also lower, for both livestreaming and capturing (excluding 4K@60Hz).

COMPATIBILITY

Finally, regarding the IOGEAR UpStream 4K Game Capture Card’s compatibility. Know that this game capture adapter for consoles is perfectly compatible with any of the latest Livestreaming Software. Including OBS Studios, Streamlabs, Xsplit, Twitch Studio and others.

Once again, you can use it for different Operating Systems. Including Windows 10 or 11 (w/ UVC support). As well as Mac OS X (10.2.x or later) (also w/ UVC support).

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Inside each package, users will find: their IOGEAR UpStream 4K Game Capture Card (GUV302G). Along with the device’s dedicated USB-C to USB-A Connection Cable. As well as one (x1) included HDMI Cable, one (x1) 3.5mm Audio Cable, and also the unit’s Quick Start Guide.

IOGear UpStream 4K Game Capture Card
IOGear UpStream 4K Game Capture Card

FINAL THOUGHTS

The IOGEAR UpStream 4K Game Capture Card is a game capture adapter for gaming consoles like the Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PS4 equipped with a UVC-based driver and powered by a USB-C to USB-A cable which features a 3.5mm Headset Input port and a 3.5mm Console Controller Input port that can be used together as a Party Chat Mixer, along with a HDMI Input port that supports up to Ultra-HD 4k@60 HDR input and pass-through as well as a HDMI Output port that supports multiple pass-through resolutions including 4K@60Hz, 1440p @144Hz and 1080p @240Hz, all while also featuring compatibility with all OBS and Livestreaming Software.

IOGear UpStream 4K Game Capture Card
IOGear UpStream 4K Game Capture Card

Design to use for Windows 10 or 11, as well as for Mac OS X (10.2.x or later). This 4K game capture adapter card for gaming consoles allows console players to easily and conveniently stream their gameplay at a fairly high-quality and without any virtual lag / latency whatsoever.

If you want to buy it, each unit is currently price is just $129.95. You can order yours online right now, either directly from IOGEAR’s official shopping page, or alternatively, you could also get it from Amazon instead, if you’d prefer.

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