Killer Networking technology is on the rise. Now under the careful guidance of the original founders, the company is focused on increasing their footprint on the market through the motherboard One of mistakes original Killer Networks did was focusing solely on high-end market segment, requiring a $300 investment in what was becoming a commodity technology. We extensively detailed the rebirth of Killer networking products in an interview with Michael Cubbage, co-founder and CEO of Rivet Networks. The new focus of the network technology isn’t competing against existing network NICs and PHYs, but rather to bring a complete solution that can improve the performance over what can
In 2006, the world saw a public debut of two add-on cards that promised to change the gaming experience forever. AGEIA debuted PhysX, or Physics Processing Unit (PPU), while a small team from Texas introduced a Killer NPU – Network Processing Unit. In 2008, AGEIA ended up acquired by NVIDIA, while Bigfoot Networks was acquired by Qualcomm and became a part of Qualcomm Atheros. A few weeks ago, we learned that something unusual happened. It is very rare that the technology, once acquired ends up back in a standalone company. To be more precise, in a company owned and run by the original co-founders. Yet,
Gigabyte is continuing its strong series of offerings in the gaming segment with the launch of the Z97X Gaming GT, a mid-tier motherboard aimed at enthusiast gamers. The board itself is similar to the Z97X Gaming G1, with a few changes – the Gaming GT does not come with liquid cooling support along the sides of the CPU heatsink. What is new in the board is an increased focus on audio. Like most motherboard vendors, Gigabyte is differentiating its product lines by design — the overclocking boards feature an orange and black design motif, while the gaming series of motherboards come with a black on red design.