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Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller launched

by Mark Tyson on 28 May 2019, 14:11

Tags: Rivet Networks

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Rivet Networks has launched its Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller at Computex. Alongside this new hardware the firm has released new and improved Killer Intelligence Engine monitoring, analysis and optimisation software.

The new Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller builds on the capabilities of the Killer E2500, launched just this January at CES, and makes use of patented Killer technologies like Advanced Stream Detect 2.0, GameFast Technology, as well as a new and improved Killer Intelligence Engine to deliver "low latency gaming, smooth HD streaming video, and interrupt-free voice and video chats".

To recap on these technologies, Advanced Stream Detect 2.0 detects thousands of games, applications, and websites, and then leverages Killer's Lag and Latency Reduction Technology to prioritize the most important networking traffic. Meanwhile, GameFast protects gamers from applications and processes that unnecessarily consume CPU and memory resources that should be devoted to keeping games playing fast and smooth. GameFast frees up as much as 10 per cent more CPU time and 20 per cent more memory for your gaming activities.

The new and improved Killer Intelligence Engine "automatically analyzes the network is able to address most issues automatically or by having the user fix the issue with a single click," and should keep your network running in tip-top performance. "We understand that there are many things that contribute to poor network performance and users are frustrated with the current set of tools available to try and fix network issues," said Rivet Networks' CEO Michael Cubbage. "The Killer Intelligence Engine takes the guess work out of networking by either automatically fixing the issue or providing the user with a simple recommendation on how to improve their online experience".

Now this announcement is past its NDA you will find that quite a few new laptops from the likes of MSI, Dell-Alienware, Acer, and Gigabyte will start boasting that they have a Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller onboard.



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Oh look, yet another gigabit NIC. *yawn*
Meanwhile, GameFast protects gamers from applications and processes that unnecessarily consume CPU and memory resources that should be devoted to keeping games playing fast and smooth.

I wonder if that includes itself?

On a serious note, have there actually been any demonstrations that show Killer to be anything other than snake oil?
Isn't it about time faster cards game out. Intel are already making up to 40gb ones. I know this countries broadband speeds are anything close to even 1gb currently but if you're on a good lan faster speed are possible these days.
if it is that good and works Intel or someone would have bought it by now
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Isn't it about time faster cards game out. Intel are already making up to 40gb ones. I know this countries broadband speeds are anything close to even 1gb currently but if you're on a good lan faster speed are possible these days.

The cards exist but the interconnects and the bandwidth available from the CPU/lanes aren't capable enough to justify. With AMDs PCIe 4.0 and whatever Intel goes with next may allow more breathing room for these but also the cabling is ridiculously expensive.

Sure you can get second hand/off brand crapola but to get a 5m QSFP+ cable for “reasonable” prices, but manufacturers don't look at second hand/off brand when designing their products.

I use Mellanox 40GbE between my servers and primary desktop using IBM second hand datacentre cards that they were literally throwing away but these costs hundreds of pounds new…even for a single port card!

That is one of the reasons why. Plus, look how long it took gigabit to saturate a home environment, it'll be the same to 5GbE or even fully capable home routers that can go above gigabit.

That's just the techonology quagmire of consumer products sadly.