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KillerNIC: a statistical analysis
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Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 30 January 2008 23:10
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Bigfoot Networks KillerNIC
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Nordic Hardware take on the question "Is this NIC worth it?" and provide a very detailed analysis:

For anyone who has played an on-line game, you know there is one thing that will cause a gamer to devolve into a devilish fiend and launch into a cuss-filled tirade like no other: LAG. Just about any other variable in a gamer's arsenal can be controlled, improved, or maintained, but lag is apparently the one remaining thorn in their collective sides that remains untouchable. Lag is the curse of the gaming world, the demon that apparently cannot be exorcised. Apparently, until the arrival of the Killer NIC, a product that claims reduced ping, improved frame rates and responsiveness. Is it the savior to gamers' pleas for lag mercy, or a false prophet in disguise? Today we'll examine the Killer NIC and help answer whether it can live up to those claims and its name.

Read the full review:

Technical Specifications

  • Data Rates: 10/100/1000 Ethernet Fast Ethernet Controller
  • 400MHz Network Processing Unit
  • Integrated Memory: 64MB DDR PC2100
  • IEEE Compliance: 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3z
  • Interface: 32-bit PCI
  • Data Transfer Mode: Bus-master DMA

General

  • Connectors: RJ-45
  • Port: USB2.0
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista
  • Typical Power Consumption: 5-10W

 

 
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