Comments on: Killing Your Internet with Killer Ethernet PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mr. No Tue, 03 Sep 2013 02:31:00 +0000 I’ve never touched their wired products, but have had excellent luck with lower latency on wireless in Windows and Linux using their wireless chipsets. Also, far fewer drops and reconnects than the Intel 6200 and 6300 cards.

By: Rob Williams Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:58:00 +0000 DSL vs. Fiber makes no difference in this regard. One has faster throughput, but that doesn’t mean anything for latencies, which is what the Killer aims to improve.

And I still believe it to be smoke and mirrors, at least at the chip-level. I can understand software improving the network stack, but that could be applied to any network chip.

By: xOptix78 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:55:00 +0000 I had a post all typed up, stepped away for a moment and came back to a blank slate. Grrr!

Anyway, the Killer 2100 NIC that I’ve been using for over two years -did- make a difference, or at least it did when I was on standard DSL while living in an apartment. Now that I’m on the local fibre op service, I’m sure it doesn’t make any difference, but at the time it did.

Say what you will about it being a gimmick, but at the time I was playing Black Ops and noticed an immediate difference. Game play was smoother and I no longer had to lead my targets by such a large distance in order to score hits. It took a little while to get used to, but it was noticeable.

You’ve had some nasty experiences, there’s no doubt at that, but it’s not all smoke and buzz words. If your connection is sluggish like mine was, there’s a chance that a Killer NIC could do the trick.

Phat rhymes, bishes!

By: Corey Naish Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:56:00 +0000 The problem a group like Killer NIC would have is simple. The people that are actual enthusiasts, that do their research and want to push that extra 1% performance–aren’t idiots. They’re going to find real-world tests and see what the big spiel is. These aren’t the kids in Best Buy or FutureShop buying “special gold plated hdmi connectors for better colour reproduction and better performance”. You can’t bullshit them. And to target a group like that with a product
like this? No wonder the company changed hands, it probably couldn’t
turn a decent profit.

By: madmatTG Mon, 01 Apr 2013 06:02:00 +0000 I’ve always considered the Killer NIC to be a case of gilding the lilly. I run entirely through wireless G WIFI and have no issues with gaming, streaming content or internet connectivity at all except those associated with my ISP.