Rivet Networks Announce The Killer E2500 Network Controller
John Williamson / 3 years ago
The Killer E2400 network controller has been deployed on a number of motherboards as an alternative to the Intel i-219V. Killer’s solution employs software to help with traffic prioritisation although this can lead to increased CPU utilisation. As a result, some people prefer to use Intel’s method and don’t like the idea of installing extra software. Nevertheless, Killer makes a wide range of networking chips which remains very popular throughout the industry. Recently, Rivet Networks announced the new Killer E2500 which is characterised by advanced QoS features, such as the proprietary ASD 2.0 (advanced stream detect).
The support for ASD 2.0 allows the NIC to shape traffic specific to certain applications. More specifically, the driver detects which applications require bandwidth priority. On another note, the driver provides optimisation for 500 leading websites and enhances load performance at the browser level. The PHY offers checksum offload, interrupt moderation, frame-spacing and large-send offload. The company has also updated the Killer Control center and asymmetric teaming tech DoubleShot Pro. Now, it’s possible to control which apps/traffic are send through each pipe. Apparently, Rivet Networks has already secured partnerships with motherboard makers MSI, Gigabyte and ASRock as well as working with Dell-Alienware, Dell-XPS, Lenovo, Clevo, Acer and Razer in the notebook segment.