NETWORKING CHIP DESIGNER Qualcomm Atheros has announced that its Killer E2100 networking processing unit (NPU) is on board Gigabyte's X79 based PC motherboards.
Gigabyte's G1.Assassin2 X79 based motherboard integrates the Killer E2100 chipset to provide improved performance for online gaming, high definition video and other tasks. Typically this technology would be plugged into the motherboard via a dedicated card or add-on PCi card.
Tim Handley, deputy director of motherboard marketing at Gigabyte said, "Killer E2100 is a perfect addition to our portfolio of motherboards based on the X79 chipset, as it delivers our customers the best in high-performance networking along with complete control of bandwidth allocation. This ensures a top-quality experience and faster-paced game play."
The Advanced Steam Detect feature of the Killer E2100 can identify gaming or high definition video and audio to avoid interruption. A Visual Bandwidth Controller helps the user view and control which applications are using the bandwidth. The software can also prioritise certain traffic such as gaming and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) applications.
The Killer E2100 NPU comes with 1GB of RAM and helps free up the main processor for other tasks. The goal is to achieve a flawless gaming experience with zero latency interruptions.
Todd Antes, VP of product management at Qualcomm Atheros said, "At Qualcomm Atheros, we are focused on providing high-performance technology that empowers people to have full control over their home networks. The Killer Technology product line continues to be a noteworthy addition with its outstanding performance, unrivaled intelligence and superior control." µ
Pre-orders to begin on 9 September with release to follow on 16 September
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