It’s not a secret that livestreaming is becoming increasingly popular since services like Twitch started. While there are many different types of shows on these platforms, gaming content remains the most popular. Even when you go to their homepages, they’re flooded with gaming content.
When it comes to game streaming, many individuals only know about Elgato. The company has the biggest media presence and sponsors many eSports teams and other gamers. However, there are many other players on the market. One such company is AVerMedia Technologies who have been making premium capture cards for years. They recently unveiled the next evolution of the company’s capture cards, the Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus, better known as the LGP2 Plus.
Just like the Elgato products, this latest addition to AVerMedia’s diverse family of products seems like the ultimate tool for content creators, allowing them to enjoy 4K 60 FPS gameplay without a hint of lag while recording and streaming at 1080p 60 FPS. Note that this only allows you to see 4K 60 FPS content on your monitor, it doesn’t record at that resolution and frame rate.
LGP2 Plus features wide connectivity, hardware compression capabilities, and a revamped user interface. What makes the LGP2 Plus even more unique is that is that you don’t need a powerful PC to record footage. Thanks to the portable nature of the device, it can even record gameplay, commentary, and party chats directly to a MicroSD card. An Elgato doesn’t offer this. This is by far the easiest way to record. You can take the MicroSD card out of the LGP2 Plus and download the files by plugging it into your computer.
If you own an Xbox One and want to record or stream content, then you need to invest in a device like the LGP2 Plus. If offers superior quality but the Xbox One X poses a problem. The console is capable of recording 4K 60 FPS gameplay using Game DVR. This makes any portable Elgato device and the LGP2 Plus somewhat obsolete. However, the Xbox One X costs $500 so if you own a standard Xbox One, or another console like the Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4, then this is the way to go. Overall, the AVerMedia LGP2 Plus is a great device that anyone who doesn’t have an Xbox One X will find useful if they’re serious about streaming and want higher quality videos.