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MSI to Integrate Killer NIC Into Gaming Notebooks and Motherboards

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MSI, the world-leading manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, is happy to announce an extensive partnership with Qualcomm Atheros to implement Killer Networking technology in not only MSI's gaming notebooks, but also a new lineup of MSI gaming motherboards. With this implementation gamers and professionals alike can now utilize Killer technology to enhance their gaming and video streaming experience. By adding a healthy dose of intelligence to the networking part of MSI motherboards a lot of work is taken out of the hands of the users who can focus better at the task at hand, be it fragging competitors or professional network services.

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i like how they say their previous stuff doesnt work in windows 8. i'm sure that sits well with their users.
 
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Well MSI will never have me buy there laptops with garbage Killer Nic on it.
 

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Intel nic or go home.

/end thread

glad my Asus came with built in Intel ethernet option
 
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It is a nice nic, and if it doesnt add much to the price it's not so bad.
 
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I still don't see how Killer could of lasted this long after pretty much all the reviews for there products said that there NiC cards wern't any faster then normal cards
 

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Qualcomm's consumer NIC division is erstwhile Atheros, which is a shit-tier PHY maker. It's 802.11 b/g/n controller may be popular, but its GbE PHY is terrible.
 

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I still don't see how Killer could of lasted this long after pretty much all the reviews for there products said that there NiC cards wern't any faster then normal cards
I have only read reviews of their first NIC, which said they were quite good but expensive, and this one which says it's excellent all around.

EDIT: This reviewer like the e2100, and it does look pretty good.

Which makes me come back to my original point, it it doesn't add to the pricetag it could be pretty nice.
 

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backing up something in the article frick mentioned, wifi network testing sucks XD i get 200KB/s on my ipad lying down, and 1.2MB/s with it standing upright.

i can kinda sympathise with the poor bastards stuck reviewing wifi network devices, and devices like these killer NIC's.

(oh wow! it made the ping to my router 3% more stable! my dial up has never been so.... the same!)
 
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I had the chance to try a Killer dedicated card a while back, and it was a significant step down from Realtech onboard, both in usability (hosting some games was a nightmare) and performance.
 

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I thought them Killer NIC things died a long time ago, after been found to be overpriced and overated.
 
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every time we have a issue with a computer at a LAN... not connecting, dropping connection, etc etc... error error issues issues.... it is a killer NIC... what a waste, I wouldn't ever buy a board with this on it... gimmick product
 
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funny my buddy was talking about how fast his killer wireless nic in his alienware laptop was
until i showed him my phone getting the same speed.
 
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funny my buddy was talking about how fast his killer wireless nic in his alienware laptop was
until i showed him my phone getting the same speed.
HAha OWNED!
 
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Any reviews of this NIC thingy?
 

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Any reviews of this NIC thingy?
some where posted earlier.


the short version is that while its decent hardware, the big feature to it all is the software.


and all that software does is re-prioritise certain data packets, say, to make sure your game traffic comes out first, before your torrent traffic.

does absolutely nothing to speed up a slow internet connection, or to fix problems caused by OTHER computers/devices on your network.
 
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Best thing with that issue is to use the QoS feature on your router.
 

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I wonder how deep MSI can dig to bury itself with that shitty KillerNIC stuff...
how so? is it inferior to generic realtek onboard?
 
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We need someone here to do a review on it.... I'd be happy to.