Game and Stream with the Plugable Performance NIX Capture Card

We’re excited to announce the latest addition to our Performance line of products, designed by gamers, for gamers: The Plugable Performance NIX Streaming & Capture Card. Whether you’re streaming on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer, or preparing footage for upload, the NIX Capture Card provides 1080p/60FPS capture in a compact, plug-and-play package.

If you are a streaming veteran or just getting started, we’ve got you covered with step-by-step guides for setting up and configuring your capture software NIX Capture Card, helping ensure a seamless experience capturing all the intense action. It’s never been easier to setup a capture device and start streaming.

The Plugable Performance NIX Capture Card works with popular software streaming solutions such as OBS, XSplit, and more. Whether you want to capture from your PC, XBox One, or PS4, you’re covered with robust, multi-platform support for a wide variety of HDMI sources. (The only sources you’ll want to avoid are Mac systems and HDCP copy protected content.) We also include both USB-C and USB-A (the “traditional” USB 3.0 connector most people are used to) cables to connect and capture to virtually any modern Windows, macOS, or Linux system.

NIX the latency and NIX the bloat. The NIX capture card’s HDMI pass-through port keeps you playing at your best without adding latency or requiring an external splitter. You’ll never need to stress about how your capture setup will affect your performance. With the lowest resource usage around, the Plugable Performance NIX Capture Card doesn’t waste precious memory capacity or CPU/GPU performance to capture your gaming footage. It uses drivers built-in to modern operating systems, and works with popular open streaming solutions without the need to install clunky proprietary bloatware.

The Plugable Performance NIX Capture Card is available immediately in the USA, with availability soon in Canada and the UK. For additional product information, visit the Plugable Performance NIX Streaming & Capture Card product page. And for additional details along with sneak peek at our new web platform, check out the NIX product page on the Plugable Performance site.

Questions? Please post in the comments below and we’ll be happy to help!

Where to Buy
For USA buyers, units are available immediately on

For buyers outside the USA in Canada and UK, units will be available in the coming weeks.

6 comments on “Game and Stream with the Plugable Performance NIX Capture Card”

    • Marc M. Reply

      Hi There,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us! This is a great question. The Plugable Performance NIX HDMI Streaming & Capture Card utilizes base UVC drivers to properly connect a console or PC for streaming. As long as the individual streaming software you are utilizing is compatible with Windows 7, you will be able to utilize the capture card inside of Windows 7. I hope this information helps, if you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us directly at

      Thank you for your time,
      Product Owner & Technical Support

  1. Ignacio Cabero Reply

    Can’t figure out how to get audio from my desktop/mic from my gaming PC onto streamlabs OBS on my streaming PC. Video works perfect but no audio is being sent through. Thank you

    • Andy D. Reply

      Hi Ignacio,

      There’s no simple way to answer this. The capture card will only receive whatever audio is sent to it via HDMI.

      One option is to use a mixer application, such as VoiceMeeter Banana, to duplicate audio inputs/outputs to output to the HDMI connection used for the NIX capture card. This configuration would work best if you are not using the HDMI passthrough of the capture card, and are not relying on HDMI audio for purposes other than for capture/streaming.

      If you do need to use HDMI passthrough, or if you intend to use the audio that is being sent to the capture card for some other purpose, and/or if you want to keep game audio and chat audio separate, then you will likely need to route the audio a bit differently. For example, you may want to add an inexpensive second audio device (such as the Plugable USB-AUDIO), to your PC, then use a mixer like VoiceMeeter Banana to output to the secondary audio device. From there, you could connect a 3.5mm audio cable from the output of the secondary audio device to a line-in or microphone input on the capture PC, and add that line-in/microphone input in OBS as an audio source.

      Ultimately this is an audio mixing and routing challenge with lots of different solutions. You may want to communicate with users on the OBS forums for other suggestions about how to achieve the configuration you’re looking to use.

      I hope this helps.

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