Introduction
Unboxing
Specification, System Requirements and Installation
RECentral 4 Software
Recording Samples
User Experience & Conclusion

Doesn’t it suck, not being able to record those awesome moments when you pull an incredible stunt or escape from a fierce battle with only 1HP or snipe someone from miles away on a gaming console in great quality? Well, worry no more as AVerMedia Live Gamer EXTREME 2 GC551 Game Capture Box is here for the rescue!

What AVerMedia Live Gamer EXTREME 2 GC551 is, is a game capture box that enables you to record your games from the console at uncompressed 1080p 60fps. And not only that, but it also features a 4K resolution pass-through which means you can be recording the gameplay at 1080p60 and at the same time enjoying the game on your 4K TV in its eye-popping 4K resolution.
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Well, a question arises here, that both the Xbox One/Xbox one S/Xbox One X and PS4/PS4 Pro consoles do have gameplay recording capability, so why do we need a game capture box? Well, indeed they do, but the output of those in-built recordings are compressed so much that they look very different then they did on your screen while playing. And not only that, but the AVerMedia GC551 also comes with the bonus of being able to stream your gameplay as well as record them at the same time with live feedback thanks to the RECentral 4 software. Getting a little bit interested? Well, there’s more so keep reading.

And if you are wondering who AVerMedia is or haven’t heard about them before, well, they mainly make game capture box like the GC551 Live Gamer EXTREME 2 that we are reviewing today and game capture cards that install directly onto your system in the PCIe slots for ultra-low feedback latency. And other than that, they have a few headphones, webcams, speakers and sound bars under their wings.

So without any further delay, let’s dive deeper into the rabbit hole with the unboxing video of the AVerMedia Live Gamer EXTREME 2 GC551.