Rivet Networks Announces Killer E2600 Network Controller

Source: Rivet Networks Rivet Networks Announces Killer E2600 Network Controller

Rivet Networks has announced their latest Ethernet controller with the E2600, the successor to the E2500 introduced back in 2016. The E2600 is now available in products from Acer, Dell / Alienware, GIGABYTE, and MSI, expanding the reach of the new controller from Killer’s partnerships with MSI and GIGABYTE at the launch of the E2500.

Along with the new E2600 controller comes the latest version of the Killer Intelligence Engine for automatic network optimization. Killer’s Advanced Stream Detect 2.0 network technology returns, joined by what Killer is calling “GameFast Technology”, a system optimization method which the company says can free up 10% of CPU cycles and 20% of memory during gameplay.

“The Killer E2600 is the perfect blend of Killer’s most advanced networking features and the latest gigabit Ethernet technology. It is the ideal choice for gamers and PC enthusiasts who want the best gigabit network connectivity in their PCs. The Killer E2600 delivers incredible online experiences – low latency gaming, smooth HD streaming video, and interrupt-free voice and video chats.

The Killer E2600 uses Advanced Stream Detect 2.0 Technology to detect thousands of games, applications, and websites, and then leverages Killer’s Lag and Latency Reduction Technology to prioritize the most important networking traffic for fast, smooth online gaming and entertainment experiences.

The E2600 features Killer’s powerful GameFast Technology, which protects gamers from applications and processes that unnecessarily consume CPU and memory resources that should be devoted to keeping games playing fast and smooth. By automatically pausing these processes that are not needed when gaming, GameFast frees up to 10% of CPU cycles and 20% of memory during gameplay. GameFast is simple to use and works automatically, all the user needs to do is turn it on and enjoy the faster gaming experience.”

You can find more information about the new Killer E2600 and the Killer Intelligence Engine from Killer Networking.

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1 Comment

  1. remc86007

    I’d like to see a review of this. I’m guessing the 10% CPU and 20% numbers are the result of killing background tasks. I wonder how this compares to the game mode built into windows? With 16GB and 8+ core systems becoming the norm, I’m not sure how this really helps high-end gaming computers, and if you aren’t using a high-end system, there are better ways to spend your money than on an upgraded NIC.


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