Bigfoot Networks Shoots for the Hearts of Gamers with Killer 2100

Posted by at 11:18 pm on May 10, 2010

Bigfoot Networks today announced Killer 2100, its next-generation network interface card (NIC) for online gaming. Killer 2100 is aimed at gamers with major throughput and latency enhancements via an innovative and software interface. Killer 2100 promises speed and maximum performance as the fastest Gigabit NIC on the planet for gamers.

At the heart of Killer 2100 is Bigfoot Networks’ groundbreaking Game Networking DNA Ttechnology, comprised of a dedicated network processor (NPU), Advanced Game Detect, Windows stack bypass, Visual Bandwidth Control and other optimisations designed to deliver the best online gaming experience possible. Game Networking DNA accelerates latency-sensitive game traffic while reducing stuttering, freezing and other symptoms of lag, giving online gamers a competitive edge.

Using the Gaming Network Efficiency test, a new benchmark that measures network latency during gaming scenarios the Killer 2100 was more than ten times faster than standard network interfaces on multicore gaming PCs with high-end graphics cards. The additional speed provided by Killer 2100 means players can achieve quicker response times, better in-game performance and higher scores.

Killer 2100 is a plug-and-play card that enables gamers at every level of experience to improve their online gaming with minimal setup. But for those who want to tune their PC, Killer 2100 offers powerful tools for monitoring and optimising network performance. Visual Bandwidth Control provides real-time feedback about how Internet bandwidth is used on a per-application basis, making it easy for gamers to limit or block network-hungry applications. The Online Gaming PC Monitor feature gives players at-a-glance graphical displays and detailed logging so that they can track performance statistics such as CPU usage, memory usage and frame rate along with networking activity.

Killer 2100 Specifications

  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • PCIe interface (x1 form factor)
  • 400 MHz dedicated network processor
  • 128 MB DDR2 RAM
  • Visual Bandwidth Control
  • Online Gaming PC Monitor
  • Windows network stack bypass
  • Optimized for use with voice chat applications
  • Support for Win7, Vista & XP 32

Pricing and Availability

Killer 2100 products will be available in coming weeks in retail and online stores in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Pricing is $129 US, 86 pounds in the UK.

 

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