Killer

There has been several times in this life as a technology journalist when expanding my wireless network would have helped what I do. However, as is usually the case, my single wireless connection in my device is the one picking up the other Wi-Fi available, and cannot be used as an access point itself. Similarly, in a home, using a device to temporarily extend a wireless network for a better connection has obvious uses. Rivet Networks, the company behind the Killer networking controllers, now has the hardware and software in place for its Killer AC 1550 module to both connect to an access point and become an access point without an additional radio. Extending a network without laying cable is typically done through Wi-Fi repeaters...

ZOTAC to Equip ZBOX MAGNUS Gaming PCs with Killer Network Controllers

ZOTAC announced plans to upgrade its flagship ZBOX MAGNUS SFF gaming systems/barebones with Rivet Networks’ Killer network controllers. The first systems to get the new chips will be demonstrated...

7 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

Acer Announces Predator Orion 3000/5000 Series Gaming Desktops

As part of their pre-Computex Global Press Conference, Acer today has unveiled a pair of new SKUs for their Orion Series of Gaming Desktops, filling out the series with...

1 by Joe Shields on 5/23/2018

The EVGA X299 FTW K Motherboard Review: Dual U.2 Ports

The EVGA X299 FTW K is our first X299 motherboard from EVGA. The FTW K aims to bring users a solid power delivery, three-way multi-GPU capabilities, two M.2 slots...

23 by Joe Shields on 1/29/2018

It’s Actually an Intel Chip: Rivet Networks Launches the Killer Wireless-AC 1550

LAS VEGAS, NV — One of the main criticisms about the Killer network controllers, either wireless or wired, is that they aren't Intel. The hardware isn't Intel, or the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2018

Linksys at CES 2018: Velop Updates, and a Gaming Router for the Xbox

LAS VEGAS, NV — Belkin has come out with a trio of updates at CES 2018. While two are related to their Linksys offerings, their home automation / IoT...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2018

Rivet Networks Announces Killer xTend: Turning a Gaming PC into a Switch and Wi-Fi AP

Imagine the scenario where you have a monster gaming PC, but you also use the same area to support a few internet connected consoles. Or that the Wi-Fi router...

4 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Rivet Networks Announces Killer Support for 10 Gbps Network Controllers

As part of several announcements today, Rivet Networks (the company behind the Killer branded network controllers, and formerly a brand under Qualcomm) is starting their Computex news with software...

4 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Linksys WRT32X Gaming Router Announced with Killer Prioritization Engine from Rivet Networks

Rivet Networks, the company behind the Killer brand, has been on a roll lately with the launch of a new Ethernet controller (E2500) back in September 2016. Killer's selling...

21 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2017

Dell Readies New XPS 15: 4K, Quad-Core Kaby Lake, GeForce GTX 1050

Dell has accidentally published near-final specifications of its upcoming XPS 15 notebook due to be released early next year. The Dell XPS 15 computers are designed for performance-demanding users...

102 by Anton Shilov on 12/23/2016

Dell Updates XPS 13 with Intel’s Kaby Lake, Killer Wi-Fi, Now Also in Rose Gold

Dell on Thursday upgraded its XPS 13 ultra-thin laptop with Intel’s recently introduced Kaby Lake-U processors. The new notebooks keep the chassis and display panel options, but sport faster...

67 by Anton Shilov on 9/15/2016

Rivet Networks Launches the Killer E2500 Network Controller: Website Detection, New UI

The Killer brand of network controllers is evolving. The original company, Bigfoot Networks, launched on FPGAs over a decade ago, with super large heatsinks (that are now collectors’ items)...

49 by Ian Cutress on 9/15/2016

GIGABYTE X99-Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Review

The gaming motherboard range from a manufacturer is one with a lot of focus in terms of design and function due to the increase in gaming related PC sales...

16 by Ian Cutress on 12/18/2014

802.11ac with Killer: MSI’s Teaming Technique coming to ACK Branded Motherboards

One of the many interesting ways in which motherboard companies diversify their product ranges is with networking opportunities. In most product stacks, manufacturers use Realtek and Intel network ports...

12 by Ian Cutress on 11/4/2014

Gigabyte's G1.Assassin 2 X79 Motherboard Features Killer NIC

Previously offered on their G1.Sniper board, Qualcomm Atheros announced that their Killer E2100 NIC would once again make an appearance in Gigabyte's top gaming board, the X79-based G1.Assassin 2...

12 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/30/2011

Bigfoot Networks Announces 3rd Gen Killer NIC: Killer 2100

This month Bigfoot Networks will be releasing the next in their line of KIller NICs: the Killer 2100. The 2100 will be replacing last year's Killer Xeno Pro, and...

79 by Ryan Smith on 5/11/2010

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