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Bigfoot Networks, Inc.

July 08, 2010 08:00 ET

Killer™ 2100 Blows Away Standard NICs in Online Gaming Benchmarks

New Analyst Report Shows Killer™ 2100 Reduces Latency up to 33X and Jitter up to 85X on High-End Gaming PCs

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) -  The newly released Killer™ 2100 gaming network card from Bigfoot Networks sharply improves network performance for online games, even on high-end PCs, according to a new analyst study from Jon Peddie Research.

The study tested network performance on enthusiast and mainstream gaming PCs. The high-end enthusiast test systems were equipped with an Intel® Core™ i7 980-X six-core CPU and an ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 graphics card, and the mainstream systems with an Intel Core i5 CPU and an ATI Radeon HD 5550 graphics card.

The results revealed the strengths of the Killer 2100's Game Networking DNA™ technology, which maintains extremely low latency even while a PC is running resource-intensive applications such as online games. On the enthusiast platform, Killer 2100 reduced latency as much as 33 times and jitter as much as 85 times -- differences that translate to clear improvements in users' online gaming experience. By contrast, standard networking interfaces delivered comparatively poor performance, even inside the enthusiast PC, operating with Microsoft Windows® 7 and premium components.

"Most surprising was how rock-solid the Killer 2100 remained when faced with the gaming-type load while the standard NIC was negatively impacted and exhibited much higher average latency results," Peddie wrote. "Additionally, Bigfoot's new user interface allows the user to control the network stack using advanced features such as Visual Bandwidth Control to make gameplay the priority for the NIC. We believe this capability will be a true benefit to real-world online gamers."

Test details:

Enthusiast test: GaNE test, Resident Evil 1920x1200 8X AA
Mainstream test: GaNE test, Resident Evil 1650x1080 2X AA

Enthusiast Gaming PC Testing:
Iteration 1: Killer 2100 delivered 33.0 times faster latency and 63.0 times better jitter performance.
Iteration 2: Killer 2100 delivered 30.3 times faster latency and 79.2 times better jitter performance.
Iteration 3: Killer 2100 delivered 27.7 times faster latency and 85.2 times better jitter performance. 

Mainstream Gaming PC Testing:
Iteration 1: Killer 2100 delivered 6.2 times faster latency and 6.3 times better jitter performance.
Iteration 2: Killer 2100 delivered 6.2 times faster latency and 7.7 times better jitter performance.
Iteration 3: Killer 2100 delivered 14.9 times faster latency and 15.4 times better jitter performance.

To download the full report, visit http://jonpeddie.com/publications/bigfoot-killer-2010/

About Bigfoot Networks
Bigfoot Networks is a leading networking technology company that develops hardware and software solutions that significantly improve the online gaming experience. Its products are designed to provide maximum network performance for online gaming and other real time applications. To learn more, visit Bigfoot Networks at http://www.bigfootnetworks.com.

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