The Killer NIC's little brother
Subject: General Tech | March 20, 2007 - 08:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech wasn't terribly impressed with Bigfoot's Killer NIC. They did notice an improvement over an onboard NIC, but not ~$270 worth. A new model, the Killer K1 is now available, at about $100 cheaper. Read the full review and find out if this less expensive model can beat a free NIC.
"When we reviewed Bigfoot Networks' original Killer NIC, we found that it incorporated some truly unique technology, but
simply didn't provide enough tangible benefit to warrant the $279 price. Everyone already has a NIC for "free" included in
every motherboard in the world these days. Building a game-optimized network card to reduce ping times and, more importantly,
increase frame rates and smooth out those laggy moments, is a complicated and noble effort. The original Killer NIC just
didn't deliverâ€”at least not enough to justify replacing "free" with "280 bucks."
Now, the company is offering a less-expensive solution. The Killer K1 is a cost-reduced model that sells for $100 less and
delivers nearly all the performance benefits of the original."
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