Rivet Networks

This year Computex is full of launches, and the land of network controllers is no exception. Rivet Networks, who makes the Killer line of enhanced NICs, is updating its popular E2500 design with the E2600, which is initially going to be found on a series of MSI notebooks as well as moving out into motherboard designs and system designs from popular OEMs. The new design enhances the Killer Intelligence Engine inside the controller, providing a more detailed understanding of the traffic passing through. The Intelligence Engine inside the Rivet Network products is actually rather neat (personal opinion). Through a variety of hardware algorithms, it can determine what type of traffic is going through the chip without actually looking at the data: VOIP, gaming, video download...

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7 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

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19 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2018

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4 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

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9 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

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4 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

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21 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2017

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50 by Ian Cutress on 9/15/2016

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