If you're looking to up your streaming game, especially if it is to stream games, you're going to need to get your hands on a capture card. If you're looking to make a profession out of streaming, or even if you're someone who just wants to share gameplay footage, getting a good capture card can help you get great footage without actually affecting your gameplay or hogging up your system's resources. Capture cards are capable of a lot more nowadays, and can record in 4K/60HZ and HDR. You will often find that streamers use either an entirely separate system or an external capture card for their game recording needs. This is because recording at qualities as high as 4K/60HZ can take a big toll on your system's resources, and that in turn can affect your game's performance as well. This list of the best external capture cards for gaming comes with options like the Elgato Game Capture 4K60 S+, the AverMedia Live Gamer Bolt GC555, and the ASUS TUF CU-4K30. Elgato and AverMedia are prominent names in the capture card business so will be running across those names often. Other than that, even popular gaming brands, like ASUS and Razer have capture cards of their own.