Thursday, April 19th 2012

Killer Technology Launches New Killer High-Performance Network Controllers

Killer Technology (formerly Bigfoot Networks, before its Qualcomm buyout), launched two new network interface solutions aimed at gaming and enthusiast PCs, these include the Killer Wireless-N 1202, and Killer E2200 gigabit Ethernet, which are successors of Killer Wireless-N 1102/1103 and Killer E2100, respectively. Built in the mPCIe card form-factor, the Killer Wireless-N E1202 has quite a bit of Atheros DNA loaded into it (another subsidiary of Qualcomm), apart from Wireless-N, the E1202 also includes a Bluetooth controller. The Killer E2200 high-performance gigabit Ethernet controller will be available as both PCIe add-on card and embedded form (for motherboard manufacturers), it could be a refined, performance-optimized successor of the Killer E2100. Killer's USP is high performance using advanced offload of the network stack to a native application processor, resulting in lower pings that could help in multiplayer gaming. Both solutions will be available soon.

Source: Engadget
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9 Comments on Killer Technology Launches New Killer High-Performance Network Controllers

#2
Mussels
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sounds like killer is shaping up to make real network cards now, not just marketing gimmicks
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RejZoR
Nice to see this.
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#4
Prima.Vera
by: Mussels
sounds like killer is shaping up to make real network cards now, not just marketing gimmicks
How can you tell? So far the reviews shows 0.1 improvement in performance only, hehe
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Mussels
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by: Prima.Vera
How can you tell? So far the reviews shows 0.1 improvement in performance only, hehe
the linked review by LANderpaherp showed that the ping was quite low compared to other wifi N devices, approaching close to wired pings. yes, it required a router by these guys as well - but there was a truly measurable difference.

edit: they were provided an off the shelf router, yes - but you can guarantee it was picked for its compatibility with the chipset used in the killer NIC.
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Mussels
sounds like killer is shaping up to make real network cards now, not just marketing gimmicks
On the wireless side, yes. On the wired side, they are still just gimmicks.

by: Mussels
the linked review by LANderpaherp showed that the ping was quite low compared to other wifi N devices, approaching close to wired pings. yes, it required a router by these guys as well - but there was a truly measurable difference.
Even when he was using a router not provided by Killer Networks the pings were near wired levels. And it wasn't like the router was some special router they provided him, it was just a standard Linksys 4200 router that anyone can buy off the shelf.
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#7
illli
if that picture is correct then i guess the max is 300 Mbps.
the previous version (1103) could do 450 Mbps. granted 1103 didn't have bluetooth, but seems like a sidegrade rather than upgrade.
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neko77025
by: Mussels
sounds like killer is shaping up to make real network cards now, not just marketing gimmicks
I have own a few Bigfoot Killer NIC .. And I here this all the time .. however ppl dont know what they are talking about. These cards always improved my Ping, DL /UL speed .. however it never help my FPS online .. CPU / GPUs never got hurt by online ping/fps hits back then.

But for me .. the big big worth of these cards .. You could Download Torrent(s) ALOT faster when gaming.

Was it worth the 250.00 I paid back in the day ..probably not. But I could afford it then (then! lol).

I have that card in a drawer right next too me .. and I am 100% it is faster then the on-board NIC of my 3month old motherboard. I would use it if Not due too the Lack of PCI slots.
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LAN_deRf_HA
by: Mussels
LANderpaherp
If only I could edit my user name.
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