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AVerMedia GC553 Live Gamer ULTRA

AVerMedia GC553 Live Gamer ULTRA

Regular price $ 169.99 USD
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  • Like a Pro: Portable capture card for lag-free, 4Kp60 HDR gameplay recording, with pass-through support for high refresh rates up to 240Hz on full HD signals.
  • High Frame Rate: Capture console and PC gameplay with crisp, smooth motion at up to 120 fps for Full HD signals.
  • VRR Support: Firmware update enables Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support for video capturing and pass-through, allowing Windows users to utilize VRR with the RECentral 4 software.
  • Plug & Play: Universal Video Class simplifies the setup process—just plug the LGU into a PC or Mac for hassle-free compatibility.
  • Built-in Fan: Equipped with a built-in fan, effectively draws cold air from the top and vents out hot air through the sides, ensuring it stays cool even during intense gaming sessions.

Technical Specifications

  • Interface:USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type C
  • Video Input:HDMI 2.
  • Video Output (Pass-Through):HDMI 2.
  • Audio Input:HDMI 2.
  • Audio Output (Pass-Through):HDMI 2.
  • Max Pass-Through Resolutions:2160p60 HDR /1440p144 / 1080p24
  • Max Record Resolutions:2160p30 / 1440p60 / 1080p120 / 1080p60 HDR
  • Supported Resolutions (Video input):2160p, 1440p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p
  • Recording: Supported by streaming software such as RECentral or OBS
  • Dimension (W x D x H):112.6 x 66.2 x 26 mm (4.43 x 2.6 x 1.02 in)
  • Weight:116 g (4.09 oz.)

What's In the Box

Live Gamer Ultra (GC553)
• HDMI 2.0 cable
• Type C to Type A Cable
• Quick guide
• CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Product Key Card* 

System Requirements

Operating system: Windows® 10 x64 or later (Support UVC Protocol)For 4Kp30 or 1080p120 (4Kp60 HDR pass-through supported)


- Intel® Core™ i5-6XXX or above
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or above
- 8 GB RAM (*Dual-channel)


- Intel Core i7-7700HQ or above
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX1050 Ti or above
- 8 GB RAM (*Dual-channel)*You have to set your memory on dual channel mode in your computer system. Please see attachment: attachment (Link)

For 1080p60 (4Kp60 HDR pass-through supported)Desktop:

- Intel® Core™ i5-4440 3.10 GHz or above
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)

Laptop:- Intel Core i7-4810MQ
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M or above
- 4 GB RAM (8GB Recommended)

Mac system requirement :
Operating system:
MacOS High Sierra 10.13
Requires an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) Cable (0.8 m)

For 4Kp30 or 1080p120 (4Kp60 HDR pass-through supported)iMac:

- 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of VRAM
- 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory

MacBook Pro:

- 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- Radeon Pro 555X with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
- 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
For 1080p60 (4Kp60 HDR pass-through supported) :
- 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of VRAM
- 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory
MacBook Pro:
- 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
- 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

Notes:1. LGU does not support USB 2.02. LGU does not support USB 3.1 Gen 23. We strongly recommended to use Intel chipset.4. For 4K, HDR or High frame rate recording only NVIDIA graphics card are supported.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews

Incredible upgrade from what I was using. Easy to set up and go!

David Lyon
What an upgrade

For years I used lower class capture cards. This thing has taken my streaming to a new level and I am so excited to be using it!

Samuel Hardy
Great but…

I love this device. Been using it for over a year. Mine had a weird bug where I have to unplug it and re-plug it back in before every session otherwise the audio doesn’t work. Only other annoyance I have is that the device now supports VRR BUT ONLY FOR WINDOWS. I stream on an M1 Mac…so I don’t get it. Sad to have to buy a new device in order to use it properly. Any update coming to give this to Mac users?

Caleb B.
Perfect Device for Current Gen gaming

I have this hooked up to my PS5 on a gaming monitor and I love that I am able to retain the high refresh rate with this product. It is a budget friendly option perfect for a streamer or content creator to get those modern specs.

Stefan Gaitzsch
AvMedia Gc553

everything fits what the product can do many setting options and picture, sound, quality just great 1920x1080 Full HD 60 fps everything fits recordings can be made in 4k 30 fps but 1920x1080 full HD are always enough for streaming so I will stick with this resolution are just better looking and fits with 60fps and 150 for the device fits.
There are other devices for more but can not do more than this. And all times better than remote play from PS4/5

VRR Game Play

The Live Gamer ULTRA (LGU) now supports VRR for both video capturing (using RECentral 4 software) and pass-through via a firmware update for Windows users. Download the firmware to enjoy tear-free and stutter-free gameplays!

4K High Dynamic Range Pass-through

Don’t give up 4K HDR content just to be able to record your gameplay. With 100% lag-free, 4Kp60 HDR video pass-through, the LGU allows you to enjoy mesmerizing 4K HDR gameplay and record at 4Kp30.

High Frame Rate Capture

With its high frame rate capture ability of up to 120 fps for Full HD signals, the LGU positions itself as the external game capture device that brings super smooth recordings to your archives.

  • Stay Cool in the Heat of Battles

    With a powerful and silent built-in fan, the GC553 draws cold air from the top and venting out hot air through the sides.

  • Easiest Setup Ever

    With full advantage of UVC technology, all you need to do is plug your LGU to your PC or Mac and it’s ready to record and stream.