Items tagged with rivet networks

Over the past few months, we have seen a spattering of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers enter the fray, including the ASUS ROG GT-AX11000 and Netgear Nighthawk AX8, both of which we recently put to the test. There was a caveat to our testing, however—we had to benchmark them using Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) hardware, because at the time, Wi-Fi 6 had not yet really permeated the marketplace on the client side. That's to say, practically every modern device with Wi-Fi connectivity is sporting a Wi-Fi 5 adapter. In a sense, companies like ASUS and Netgear had put the cart before the horse. It is not that these companies are obtuse. Rather, they recognized where the market was headed and essentially got... Read more...
Rivet Networks is back at it again with a brand-new Wi-Fi module that will be used in device that support M.2 modules (notebooks, desktop motherboards, SFF PCs). We present to you the Killer AX1650, which is a new Wi-Fi 6 network card that is based on Intel’s similar AX200 module. Like the AX200, the Killer AX1650 adopts the 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) protocol and uses a 2x2 antenna for TX/RX channels. The card supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and supports maximum throughput speeds of 2.4Gbps, which represent a 40 percent boost over 802.11ac, at least in theory.  Rivet Networks is also promising a 4x uplift in throughput in dense operating environments and increased battery life for laptops... Read more...
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... Read more...
Rivet Networks is serving up a fresh take on its Killer Networking with a new hardware and software solution called xTend. With xTend, you will in essence be able to provide additional coverage for your wireless and wired networking devices without the need for an additional network switch or Wi-Fi extender. So how does it work? Well, you’ll need a high-end motherboard that includes at least three Killer E2500 NICs in addition to a Killer AC1535 Wi-Fi module, which acts as a Wi-Fi extender. You will then be able to connect your networked devices with a cable (1 GBps) or wirelessly (866 Mbps) to your PC. Your PC can be connected to your existing router either wirelessly or via a single wired connection.... Read more...
Linksys has partnered with Rivet Networks, the company behind Killer Networking products, to incorporate the latter's Killer Prioritization Engine into the former's new WRT32X gaming edition router. It is the first router that is purpose built for gamers with Killer-enabled gaming PCs. The pitch is that the WRT32X will deliver the smoothest gaming experience through intelligent optimization of network traffic. "We looked at the router options available to gamers in the market and realized that 'gaming' routers were just standard routers with flashy industrial design or packaging provided as 'gamer bait', but offered no real technical substance or innovation," said Vince La Duca, Linksys WRT series... Read more...
It won't be long (hopefully) before Intel's newly launched Skylake processors for the desktop will find their way onto retail shelves (they're already available through system builders). If you've been waiting for Skylake, you'll soon be able to proceed with your new build. In the meantime, you can get started with other parts, including the motherboard, some of which sport Rivet Network's all-new Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Rivet's new flagship controller introduces something called "Advanced Stream Detect 2.0," which is a collection of technologies and algorithms designed for superior network data detection and network optimizations. The E2400 automatically detects and prioritizes... Read more...