Rivet Networks Unwraps Killer E3000 2.5 Gbps Ethernet Controller For Extreme Gamers

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Rivet Networks is adding another "world's first" trophy to its showcase with the launch of the Killer E3000. The company claims that this is the first Ethernet controller capable of delivering 2.5 Gbps data speeds for PCs.

The Killer E3000 is primarily aimed at enthusiasts, which is why you will see it installed in monster gaming rigs like the Alienware Area-51m that was announced this week at CES. With that being said, Rivet Networks says that the 2.5 Gbps controller will be available in desktop and laptop systems along with motherboards from top component makers.

The Killer E3000 takes advantage of Killer Advanced Stream Detect technology, which will automatically identify and prioritize network traffic for games and streaming services (among other categories). This should ensure that you'll always enjoy lag free connectivity when capping people in Fortnite while other family members are streaming 4K content in your home.


The Killer Control Center 2.0 also debuts alongside the Killer E3000 and brings a revised user interface with greater control over network settings and app/game/website traffic management. Killer Control Center 2.0 is highlighted by two new features including GameFast Technology, which pauses unnecessary processors to free as much as 10 percent of CPU cycles and 20 percent of available memory for more responsive gameplay.

The other new feature is called Intelligence Engine, which enhanced performance by "automatically analyzing the PC’s network health and optimizing Killer settings, the Killer Intelligence Engine can improve network performance ensuring a fast, smooth online experience."

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Rivet Networks says that it is uniquely positioned to take advantage of a new generation of routers that will be incoming to take advantage of multi-gigabit throughput thanks to the Wi-Fi 6 standard (802.11ax). In addition, as you might expect, the Killer E3000 is DoubleShot Pro compliant, which allows you to leverage a compatible Killer wireless adapter to prioritize traffic or connect to multiple networks at once.

In addition to the above-mentioned Area-51m, the Killer E3000 will also be available in the Acer Predator Triton 500 and Predator Triton 900.