$149 Killer NIC (Killer K1)

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by tomstomper, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. tomstomper

    tomstomper Bigfoot Networks Engineer

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    In case you missed the press:
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/2/prweb504722.htm

    Killer K1 is a more affordable version of the Killer NIC, and is available at select places (such as NewEgg, a [H] supporter) for $149.99 (after rebate).

    The difference between Killer NIC and Killer K1:
    Killer K1
    $179 ($149 for a limited time)
    333Mhz NPU
    FNA for $30 upgrade.
    No Heatsink required due to lower speed.

    Killer NIC
    $249
    400Mhz NPU
    FNA
    K heatsink

    But Killer K1 still bypasses the windows network stack, and it still improves online games with about the same performance (Note: K1 cannot run FNA Firewall or the new FNA Torrent program, unless it has been FNA upgraded ($30 software download).

    And if you are wondering, the software download upgrade is Secure (and the file is tied to the specific Killer K1) :)

    As always, I live for your questions!
     
  2. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera 2[H]4U

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    Now I am one large step closer to buying one. :)
     
  3. z3r0-

    z3r0- [H]ard|Gawd

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    hmm...

    What difference does the 66mhz of processing power make?
     
  4. Baredor

    Baredor Gawd

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    Plans for a PCIe version?
     
  5. QwertyJuan

    QwertyJuan [H]ardForum Junkie

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    ALOT..... the 0-60 time is substantially decreased....
     
  6. Farva

    Farva [H]ard as it Gets

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    Are you sure it is the 0-60 time and not the 60' time? :p
     
  7. tomstomper

    tomstomper Bigfoot Networks Engineer

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    LOL @ 0-60 time!

    Seriously though, the 66Mhz doesn't make a lot of difference except when FNA has been enabled, and you are running a bunch of torrents.

    you'll be able to run fewer torrents (or lower quality Voice, when the VOIP app is complete).

    As for gaming performance benefit, the 66Mhz doesn't matter at all (except if mixed with other things, like torrent).