Realtek has produced a new onboard LAN chip aimed at gamers

Realtek wants to get back some market share and unleashes the Dragon - complete with new logo and designed for online gaming.

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Published Tue, Jul 7 2015 8:02 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:05 PM CST

Said to be targeting motherboards to be placed in online gaming PC builds, Realtek is looking to win back some lost market share in the DIY motherboard scene - taken by Intel and Killer over the past few years. The new Realtek Dragon is said to offer lower latencies for those wanting to play games online.

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This chip features the new Realtek RTL8118AS, showcasing gigabit Ethernet speeds. Said to offer better performance for small packet traffic and lower power consumption than competitors, Realtek has released a fancy new logo for this model as seen above - asking motherboard manufacturers to print it onto the PCB.

Set for debut in LGA1151 motherboards through the help of ECS, there has been no other mentioned manufacturers taking this new Realtek design on board just yet.

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