Items tagged with Killer Nic

Bigfoot Networks generated quite a bit of buzz back in 2006 when the company launched the original Killer NIC M1. As many of you probably remember, the original Killer NIC was / is a PCI-based device that featured an on-board network processor, or NPU, that was supposedly able to lower in-game ping times and free up CPU resources, which in turn could increase framerates. The Killer NIC performed these duties by bypassing the Windows networking stack through the use of custom software and offloading network related tasks from the host CPU. And generally speaking, the Killer NIC delivered on all... Read more...
Bigfoot Networks Launches Killer Xeno™: Second-Generation Gaming Network CardSAN FRANCISCO, Game Developers Conference – March 23, 2009 – Bigfoot  Networks, the networking technology company behind the Killer™ line of gaming network cards, today launched Killer Xeno, the company’s next-generation voice chat-enabled network interface card for online gamers. The new product comes with more memory, an upgraded network processing unit (NPU), and integrated audio for hardware-accelerated voice-chat, all designed to bring gamers the ultimate online experience. The Killer Xeno platform... Read more...
New Hardware Offloaded BIT Torrent Client Built into Killer NIC Killer NIC's Network Processing Unit can now download files while you game Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 20, 2007 -- Bigfoot Networks, Inc., a research and development company, today introduced FN Torrent, a hardware offloaded peer-to-peer file sharing application that allows users to download files with zero impact to CPU utilization. With FN Torrent, gamers have the power to download the torrents they want without impacting their online game play. "The introduction of FN Torrent allows gamers to benefit from the full potential... Read more...
BigFoot Networks, the makers of the Killer Network Interface Card, have launched a new, more affordable version of the product.  The first Killer NIC, aka the M1, sells for roughly $250. It is equipped with a 400MHz network processing unit, a large "K" heatsink, 64MB of DDR RAM, and a USB 2.0 port for connecting an external flash or hard drive.  The drive is used to store files or FNApps which can be executed on the Killer.  Our complete review of the original Killer NIC can be found here if you'd like some more in-depth analysis. The new Killer K1 NIC is similar to... Read more...
The gang over at PC Perspective have taken a look at Bigfoot Networks new Killer NIC ethernet card to see if it is worth the hefty $250 price of admission. Although the Killer NIC showcased some impression performance gains on an Intel 975X platform, the performance gains seen on an old nForce2 platform were the largest and easily most surprising. Now the real question is, would your $250 upgrade for an AthlonXP platform be best spent on the CPU, memory, GPU, or on a Killer NIC ethernet card? It is obvious that the Killer NIC is not for everyone, but the potential for the card is actually... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We've just posted a review of Bigfoot Networks' Killer NIC here at HotHardware.com. We explore framerate performance and ping times and discuss the underlying hardware and technology employed on the Killer. Here's a snip from the piece: "By now, we're all familiar with Creative Labs' Audigy and X-Fi audio processors. A startup known as AISeek is working on an Artificial Intelligence accelerator for the PC. Ageia's PhysX processor is already on store shelves, and the product we'll be looking at today, the Killer NIC,... Read more...
The gang at IGN have been chatting with the folks at Bigfoot Networks regarding the company's new $279 Killer gaming NIC. In essence, this new NIC offloads all the networking tasks from the CPU and OS and handles it onboard with its own 400MHz NPU (Network Processing Unit) and 64MB of RAM. As one might suspect from the hefty price tag, there are a multitude of features and functionality which are tailored around online gaming. Unfortunately, all performance benchmarks and claims thus far are coming straight from Bigfoot Networks. Should the results we witness when... Read more...
HardOCP has sat down with the company Bigfoot to analyze the new $279 Killer gaming NIC. In short, the card is a 10/100/1000 PCI network card that is equipped with a 400MHz onboard processor and a USB 2.0 port. Here, the company is touting significantly lower ping times and higher overall system performance. Then again, when one compares the $279 price tag to the $0 price penalty found with onboard gigabit NIC's we should be seeing some healthy gains somewhere. Although this article is merely a preview of sorts, you can expect the gang here at Hot Hardware will run the Killer... Read more...