Rivet Networks (Killer) and Intel have teamed up on a new Wireless-AC card, the 1550. Its predecessor, the 1535, was a formidable card, but now Killer is working with Intel to produce their next generation Wireless AC products with Bluetooth 5.0.
The new card will feature 160MHz support, with theoretical speeds of 1.73Gbps. That is double the speed of most existing 2x2 Wireless AC cards.
It will also offer Wave 2.11ac features like MU-MIMO and Transmit Beamforming. The card is powered by Intel's latest technology, and should lead the way into the next generation of wireless-AC cards. The new card will be capable of DoubleShot Pro, which is where wireless and wired NICs work together to handle different bandwidth.
The Killer Control Center and Advanced Stream Detect 2.0 will also be available on the new card. The Killer Control Center will offer new features such as category or application/website management. Initial partners will be Dell/Alienware and MSI.