Razer rounds out Broadcaster series with Ripsaw, a $180 external capture card

By Shawn Knight
Mar 29, 2016
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  1. Gaming accessory maker Razer is filling out its Broadcaster series of products today with the launch of Ripsaw, an external gaming capture card.

    Ripsaw is designed to make it easier for console gamers to get and share their footage on popular platforms like Twitch and YouTube Gaming. The device captures raw, uncompressed data at up to 1080p at 60 frames per second and streams it with what Razer calls “near-to-zero” latency over USB 3.0.

    Other supported resolutions include 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p and 480i.

    The gadget also features an auxiliary audio input as well as a mic jack which allows gamers to add a secondary audio or commentary layer with ease. Ripsaw is compatible with popular streaming software like XSplit and Open Broadcaster Software and also comes with all of the necessary cables you’ll need to connect to your PC as well as the Razer Forge TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.

    Speaking of, you’ll need a pretty decent system to use Ripsaw. Razer recommends the following hardware:

    • Windows 10/8.1/7 (64/32 bit)
    • USB 3.0 powered
    • CPU:
    • Desktop – Intel Core i5-4440 3.10GHz or above
    • Laptop – Intel Core i7-4810MQ or above
    • Graphics card:
    • Desktop – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 and above
    • Laptop – NVIDIA GeForce GTX870M and above
    • Memory: 4GB minimum (8GB recommended)

    The Ripsaw is the latest product in Razer’s Broadcaster series which also includes the Stargazer webcam and Seiren digital gaming mic.

    The Razer Ripsaw is available as of writing priced at $179.99.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,327   +1,930

    Because it's Razer, they charge $180. Anybody else will charge $100 and still show a good profit.
    wastedkill and Panda218 like this.
  3. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,597   +369

    I'm still not clear on why these boxes are needed. Can't you just use AMD/NVIDIA's capture software? They do Twitch streaming too don't they? Not sure about Youtube...
    wastedkill likes this.
  4. Rud3bwoy

    Rud3bwoy TS Rookie Posts: 33

    this is really made for console gamers
    Darth Shiv and wastedkill like this.
  5. Rud3bwoy

    Rud3bwoy TS Rookie Posts: 33

    really?cause the elgato hd 60 is 100?nope

    the hd60 pro 100?nope...

    need I go on?
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,327   +1,930

    You could, I have no idea what you're saying.
    wastedkill likes this.
  7. JackTheBlack

    JackTheBlack TS Rookie

    "near-to-zero latency"
    What a joke. Latency is incredibly high with USB transfer.
    wastedkill likes this.
  8. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,597   +369

    Ah ok thanks

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