Han Will Always Shoot First With A Network Accelerator Card

Bigfoot Networks has unveiled a PC network card that it claims is "the fastest network card available for online games". What does this mean for you? It means you may get an unfair advantage in online shootouts.

Able to automatically detect which incoming traffic is related to an online game and which isn't (and prioritise the online stuff), the Killer 2100 reckons it can process things like player movement and firing commands ten times faster than simply using a regular connection.

The Killer 2100 also claims it can reduce lag in some instances from 30 milliseconds to one millisecond. Sure, we're dealing with milliseconds here, but in online shooters, milliseconds can be the difference between a kill and a bullet in the face.

It's available now for $US140. Not sure it's worth it for casual users, but if you spend all day playing Team Fortress 2, it might be worth a look.

[Bigfoot Networks, via VentureBeat]


Comments

    ...Han will always shoot first regardless of hardware...

    I call bullshit.
    Theres no way it can accelerate network/internet traffic before it reaches your pc.

      And after its left your PC.

        I have to totally agree. The time taken to process data once it reaches your network card would have to be one of the more insignificant factors in internet speed and lag.

        And this quote "Able to automatically detect which incoming traffic is related to an online game and which isn’t" is completely ridiculous. So it will prioritise gaming traffic over normal traffic that is COMING TO YOUR COMPUTER. I'm sorry but I don't know any people that surf the net while playing online games, or are foolish enough to download files on bit torrent while playing. The only way this concept would be at all useful is if it prioritised the traffic at the router, so if your flatmates are surfing you will get priority. But it doesn't.

        Sounds like a bit of BS to me.

    I think I'll wait until the tech sites have a review on it. If it works as proposed then I'd definitely be in for one.

    Yeah, terrific LAN results. Too bad once you leave your LAN and start playing on the Internet the card provides not a single benefit.

    http://anandtech.com/show/3716/bigfoot-networks-announces-3rd-gen-killer-nic-killer-2100

    LOL. Anyone who wants to buy one, I've got this magic rock you might be interested in, keeps away bears and everything.

    Will this cut down my usual 350 ping to .2 Ms? No? Awww

    It's total BS.

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