Who'd ever have thought we'd see something as simple as a network card enter the enthusiast & gamers market. Bigfoot Networks have done just that with their new "KillerNIC", a standalone gigabit card which utilizes a 400MHz network processor and carries 64MB of dedicated PC-2100 DDR memory.
Seems a bit silly though, given the majority of decent motherboards on the market these days have onboard gigabit ethernet, not to mention this card is PCI based, 1x PCIe would've made a bit more sense. I guess Bigfoot Networks are focusing more so on users of older platforms with this one.
The DailyTech have all the details.
MaxFPS technology frees up CPU cycles typically taken up by heavy network traffic by offloading the required processing onto the Killer NIC's 400MHz network processor. UltimatePing technology lowers ping by optimizing data delivery to games faster while PingThrottle technology allows users to increase or decrease ping accordingly. GameFirst Technology prioritizes network packets for games instead of background downloading utilities such as BitTorrent.
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