Elgato Game Capture HD 60 Pro Teardown

Devin pointed out a new PCIe HD compression card the other day, the $200 Elgato Game Capture HD 60 Pro PCIe card. Amazon Link

Video capture, video encoders, compressors, that’s our bread and butter here at Kernel Labs, needless to say we ordered the unit and promptly took it apart – for your viewing pleasure!

Out of the box, it looks like this:

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The back panel:

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Here’s an image you might like:

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And another:

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Basic Components:

  • MST3367CMK HDMI Receiver
  • ITE 61221 HDMI Transmitter
  • Vatics Mozart 395s H.264 compressor / PCIe bridge.
  • 2 x Samsung K4B2G1646Q DDR3 1Gb
  • MX25L12835F SPI flash memory, likely holds the firmware for the Vatics, the Vactics boots from it?
  • NXP-74HC4053D – A mux.
  • A handful of eeproms for the HDMI transmitters and receivers.
  • A couple of muxes, although we’re not sure why, especially the mux top center to the right of the chip with the red dot. We looked at this with a scope and didn’t see any significant activity. We’d need to take a closer look.

We think the mux beside the MST3367CMK allows the HDMI RX eeprom to be switched on and off the HDMI bus, perhaps to the internal I2C bus, for reprogramming.

Speaking of probing the PCB, here’s the I2C buses, all the parts are on a single bus:

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