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Gigabyte's G1-Killer Mainboards To Integrate E2100 NIC Technology

Gigabyte's G1-Killer Mainboards To Integrate E2100 NIC Technology

Well, there's really no choice but to give it up for Bigfoot Networks. The company that was simply selling standalone Killer gaming NICs a few months ago now has a bunch of new partnerships under their belt, with an integrated NIC/GPU on the market, a mainboard deal with Asus and now, a motherboard deal with another huge vendor: Gigabyte. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Bigfoot and Gigabyte came together to announce the new line of G1-Killer gaming motherboards, which will soon ship with Killer's E2100 networking platform built right in.


These boards will obviously be aimed at hardcore gamers who are willing to pay a premium for the very best in class; aside from buying a new mobo, buyers would be buying a very specialized networking card, one that balances out your gaming experience and has been proven to smooth gameplay even on less than stable connections. The odd thing here is that no other details are provided. We are left to assume that this deal was just recently worked out, as the G1-Killer line has no specifications whatsoever. Will it support AMD or Intel chips? How many RAM slots? All of those questions remain unanswered, but hopefully neither company will keep us in the dark for much longer.

GIGABYTE G1-KillerTM Motherboards Deliver Lethal Online Gaming Performance With Bigfoot Networks KillerTM Technology
Bigfoot Networks KillerTM E2100 Platform Powers Latest Gaming Motherboards at 2011 CES

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - CES -- Bigfoot Networks, the technology company behind the Killer™ line of gaming network cards, today announced that GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd's new line of G1-Killer™ gaming motherboards employs Bigfoot Networks' Killer™ E2100 networking platform, enabling maximum speed and precision in the latest generation of online games.

The Killer™ E2100 platform is a new, embedded version of Bigfoot Networks' award-winning Killer™ 2100 gaming network card, which offers unrivaled performance, intelligence and control to online gamers. Killer™ E2100 leverages a dedicated network processing unit and exclusive Game Networking DNA™ technology to detect and accelerate online game traffic on embedded solutions such as motherboards, multi-function cards and add-in cards, for the fastest Gigabit Ethernet networking available for online gaming. By licensing Killer™ technology to leading firms, Bigfoot Networks is expanding ways gamers can maximize networking for their online gameplay -- whether they are upgrading an existing PC or building a new gaming rig.

Today's news marks the latest in a series of recent product partnerships and distribution agreements for Bigfoot Networks. In August 2010, Bigfoot Networks announced that Dell was shipping the Killer™ 2100 in Alienware gaming desktops <http://www.bigfootnetworks.com/bigfoot-networks-killer-2100-ships-in-alienware-gaming-computers/> . In September, the company announced retail partnerships <http://www.bigfootnetworks.com/computer-superstores-stock-ultra-fast-bigfoot-networks-killer-210/>  with Fry's Electronics and Micro Center. In November, VisionTek paired the Killer™ E2100 platform with AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 graphics in the Killer™ HD 5770, the world's first single-slot gaming upgrade card for PCs, combining superior graphics with high-performance networking.

"The strong demand for Killer™ technology reflects a major shift in the gaming industry," said Michael Howse, CEO of Bigfoot Networks. "The action these days is increasingly happening online, and the quality of your network connection plays a critical role in your gaming experience. With Killer™ E2100, players go into combat armed with the fastest, deadliest network technology ever made."
 
"Like soldiers about to head out into the line of fire, elite gamers know that the equipment they use can mean the difference between getting the frag or being fragged," commented Henry Kao, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at GIGABYTE. "As the world's only motherboards to feature Bigfoot Networks' Killer™ E2100 Game Networking Platform directly onboard, the G1-Killer™ series motherboards provide a serious advantage to any gamer looking to move quicker, shoot faster and win bigger."
 
Bigfoot Networks and GIGABYTE are demonstrating the new line of G1-Killer™ gaming motherboards <http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/259/index.html>  featuring Killer™ E2100 technology during the 2011 International CES event in Las Vegas, January 6-9, in the GIGABYTE briefing suites.
 
To request briefings with Bigfoot Networks executives during CES, please e-mail bigfootnetworks@lewispr.com.
 
About Bigfoot Networks
Bigfoot Networks is a leading networking technology company that develops hardware and software solutions that significantly improve the online gaming experience. Its products are designed to provide maximum network performance for online gaming and other real time applications. To learn more, visit Bigfoot Networks at http://www.bigfootnetworks.com.
 
BIGFOOT NETWORKS, the BIGFOOT NETWORKS logo, KILLER and all other Bigfoot Networks product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bigfoot Networks Inc. KILLER Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. GIGABYTE is a trademark of GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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