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Rivet Networks Outs Wi-Fi 6-capable Killer AX1650 WLAN NIC


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Rivet Networks announced general availability of its Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capable Killer WiFi 6 AX1650 WLAN network controllers for sale to PC motherboard and notebook manufacturers. The AX1650 is based on Intel "Cyclone Peak" PHY, mated with a custom firmware and drivers by Rivet Networks that are optimized for competitive online multiplayer gaming. The controller supports 2x2 MU-MIMO with 160 MHz channels, delivering up to 2.4 Gbps theoretical maximum WLAN bandwidth over the card's main PCIe gen 3.0 x1. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0 over a separate USB 2.0 connection.

Besides minimizing CPU overhead, Killer drivers provide a highly specialized QoS solution called Killer Intelligence Engine, which shapes the Internet traffic of your game and streaming software ahead of other apps that seek Internet access. Advanced Stream Detect 2.0 can detect Internet traffic from thousands of games and gaming websites to optimize your Internet access on the fly. GameFast Technology works to reduce the Wi-Fi controller's CPU overhead by up to 10 percent compared to other WLAN solutions. The controller is also DoubleShot Pro (teaming) capable. The controller ships in M.2-2230 and 1216 modules, with PCIe and USB interfaces.

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Whoever made that marketing picture does not appear to know that latency is better when there is less of it...
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Whoever made that marketing picture does not appear to know that latency is better when there is less of it...
It's compared to proberly a cheap chinese USB wireless stick, to demonstrate the difference in between the two. But killer nic or not; it really does'nt make any difference as you cannot control your ISP's outgoing connection basicly. The only thing it could do is have packets prioritised depending on the application that you are running.

Still, a UTP cable is inferior compared to any wireless product.
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