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Postby Dragon_Cooler » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:23 am

Suposedly its out for pre order now and there have been some sites that have tested it.

We proudly offer the Killer Network Interface Card to our loyal fans for pre-order, so get yours before they are even available in stores. There is a limited quantity of Killers available for pre-order, so get yours NOW. All Pre-Orders will include two bonus items: a FREE Killer T-Shirt, and a full version of the hit game F.E.A.R.™ Pre-ordered Killers will ship between August 21st-Aug 28th, 2006.


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here is the PDF on thier results from themselves so who knows whats true..
http://www.killernic.com/KillerNic/PDFs ... akPeek.pdf

for an almost $300 pricetag it sure as hell isnt worth 6%fps increase
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Postby hainer36 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:09 am

ive seen tons of threads about this all over.....it isnt worth the PCB it is on!

in all truth, what it says it will do, wont happen
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Postby Pengwin » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:17 am

wouldnt dual gigabit LAN put perform that?
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Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:18 am

I want to see the nvidia nForce 590SLI with firstpacket and dual gig go up against it... doubt there would be a big difference.
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Postby DMB2000uk » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:21 am

Wow, that sure looks pretty. Though it is rather expensive! Will this really boost performance over the better integrated NIC's like on nforce mobo's?

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Postby HONkUS » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:24 am

Someone is making alot of money off these things, the whole company seems fishy in my opinion, they dont even have an actual photo of it! just a crappy render of what it might look like lol. And $300. wow. like I said someones getting rich, this smells of a scam to me, just normal NIC's with a fancy looking plastic "heatsink" probably.
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Postby Dragon_Cooler » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:12 pm

lol well i read in a thread somewhere that is will sell to all the 13 year old gamers, which is probably true. LOL I was actually somewhat interested in it and wanted to see some tests until i saw that pricetag....THE HECK WITH THAT!!! I will wait for that Nforce chipset to come out.
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Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:24 pm

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:

I'm a bit skeptical about the actual performance of this NIC. Convince me to buy this NIC


The CEO of Killer Nic Answers:
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.
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Postby kenc51 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:28 pm

People will buy this and hook it up to their DSL router......not knowing the router will run @ 100MBit/sec MAX
A quality hardware Intel NIC will do just fine for LAN gaming........costs around 40 bucks
Intel Pro 1000XT (1H895) Network Adapter --> also supports PCIX (Even this is overkill IMO)
To be honest......a "bog standard" 10/100Mbit card is good enough!
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Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:30 pm

I just made a few phone calls to some connections, so we will see what happens.

Legit Reviews has been placed on the sampling list for one of these cards, so I'll be bringing you the truth on it when it comes out.
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Postby Kerii » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:03 pm

So, essentially, all it's good for is LAN parties, and even then, only if the server is 1Gbit, and even THEN, only actually worth it if you're playing for cash prizes? :P
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Postby HONkUS » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:16 pm

ok after reading what they said on their forums ive changed my mind they arent trying to scam people they are just stupid and stumbled accross enough money to create such a useless piece of hardware and expect people to buy it for $300 dollars.
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Postby DMB2000uk » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:21 pm

Yes! 3ms saved, count me in.

Whats that you say, I could upgrade my graphics card to something kick ass for that much? Oh, right.

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Postby kenc51 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:21 pm

HONkUS wrote:ok after reading what they said on their forums ive changed my mind they arent trying to scam people they are just stupid and stumbled accross enough money to create such a useless piece of hardware and expect people to buy it for $300 dollars.


Ive also read their whitepaper and it is interesting......but like an Agea Physics card.......not worth it IMO
http://www.killernic.com/KillerNic/PDFs ... _Paper.pdf

UDP offloading, USB port for VOIP phones etc. sounds nice.....but ~300bucks?
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Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:57 pm

It's $279.99 and guess what I got? The exclusive on the first ever pictures of the card!

Here is the first picture of the most recent PCB with a prototype heat sink... An article is coming later tonight on this. Just a quick two pager.
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Postby Digital Puppy » Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:08 pm

So what I don't get from the renderings and picture is why the intricate heat sink?? Why can't they just put a plate over the RAM and then slap their logo on top? it seems to me they are making this effort way harder than necessary. :dunno:

$300? I thought my $65 Intel NIC was too much.

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Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:31 pm

I have posted up a quick two pager showing the exclusive pictures that were sent today. It can be found here. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/358/1/

DIGG the story if you DIGG it! DIGG LINK
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Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:53 pm

Here is another picture:

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Postby The Black Pumpkin » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:11 pm

Since I'm the kind of person that doesn't get something for $300 unless it doubles or triples my experience, I don't think I'll bite. Unless I find one on eBay for $10, then I might be curious. :P
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Postby Dragon_Cooler » Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:41 pm

Apoptosis wrote:I just made a few phone calls to some connections, so we will see what happens.

Legit Reviews has been placed on the sampling list for one of these cards, so I'll be bringing you the truth on it when it comes out.



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well you at least have to admire em for trying. I know gaming is a multi billion dollar industry, so i imagine they wanted to try a piece of it.
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