Featured Articles

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

All of a sudden Intel is talking about desktop gaming like there is no tomorrow and it is pushing it. The…

More...
Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia has finally revealed the shipping date of its Shield Tablet 32GB in 4G LTE flavour and in case you pre-order…

More...
Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 16 August 2007 10:59

Other side of the pond to get Killer NIC

Written by David Stellmack

Image

Euroland



Bigfoot Networks
, makers of the Killer Network Interface card, has finally established distribution outside North America. Customers in Europe will finally be able to purchase the Killer NICs through this new distribution channel.

The reputation and reviews of the Killer NIC cards seems to have been mixed over the past several months. Opinions as to the real world benefits of the Killer NIC cards seem to vary, but the cost of these cards when compared with NICs that are integrated into motherboards have made it a tough sell. The unique features are the flexible design of the NIC, which allows applications to be run on the NIC itself, and this continues to be a compelling bonus for users to take the plunge.

Bigfoot is still on track to deliver new versions of their NIC cards which will support the PCIe 1X and 4X connectors in the future; however, no time frame has been given as to when we can expect the new PCIe versions of the card. Unless the performance improves and the cost goes down, it is going to continue to be an uphill battle for Bigfoot.

Like add-in physics card maker Ageia, Bigfoot is also competing for not only a slot on the motherboard, but those additional dollars that gamers sometimes have a difficult time parting with -- unless there is undisputable evidence of vast performance improvement. So far this has been a very elusive thing to establish for both companies.

Last modified on Thursday, 16 August 2007 11:17
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments