If you’re in the market for a capture card and looking for an alternative to Elgato’s offerings, Razer just announced and released a product that might interest you. The Razer Ripsaw HD is a capture card for streaming and recording both console and PC gameplay. Similar to the Elgato HD60S, the Ripsaw records up to 1080p 60 frames per second via two HDMI cables and a USB 3.0 cable hooked up to a PC. Unlike Elgato’s cards, this one comes with built-in audio in-and-out ports.
While the Ripsaw only records in HD, it supports 4K throughput, meaning that the streamer can view 4K games as they were intended, even if the recording doesn’t match. Elgato offers 4K streaming with their 4K60 Pro, but that’s a PC-exclusive internal card. So, compared to Elgato’s external console cards, The Ripsaw is a step up.
This marks Razer’s second foray into capture cards, although they sell many other kinds of gaming tech. This includes the Cynosa Chroma keyboard and the Blackwidow Tournament Edition V2 Mouse, both of which we recommended in our Quintessential Mouse and Keyboard Guide.
The Ripsaw seems to be a nice alternative to Elgato’s plug-and-play cards. Let’s hope it pans out as reviews pour in. The Ripsaw is on sale right now for $159.99 USD. For more on Razer and everything else video games, stay tuned to Culture of Gaming.