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Killer Technology Launches New Killer High-Performance Network Controllers

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    sounds like killer is shaping up to make real network cards now, not just marketing gimmicks
     
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    Nice to see this.
     
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    How can you tell? So far the reviews shows 0.1 improvement in performance only, hehe
     
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    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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    On the wireless side, yes. On the wired side, they are still just gimmicks.

    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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    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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    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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