wow... just read the forums over at their corpoate sites and damn I'm not impressed... Here is the link
to the original thread.
Someone joined their forums and asked this:
The CEO of Killer Nic Answers:
I'm a bit skeptical about the actual performance of this NIC. Convince me to buy this NIC
I'm not sure I can convince you to buy Killer just yet... And that is okay: it may not be for you.
Why? Killer was designed for people who would LOVE to have 17ms Ping versus 20ms...
Killer was designed for people who want MORE FPS, especially in heavy action scenes with lots of networking going on.
And FPS and Ping (Latency) are big contributers to Lag.
What I can say is that running programs while gaming is a sure way to Lag. One of the main features of Killer is FNA: which allows Linux applications (like linux versions of VOIP, etc.) to run on the Killer instead of on your CPU. In my experience, and a lot of other ELN members, this would have a dramatic improvement effect.
he then goes on to say this... get this....
a gamer with 512MB of ram, should probably upgrade RAM first, Killer second!
Wow... first off most gamers already have more than 512mb of memory and secondly I'm sorry but all gamers know that the GPU is the bottle neck followed by the CPU and Memory not the NIC card... oh brother...
LR Forum Members beware this product. It costs $300 and might shave 3ms off your ping.