Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

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

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments