Dell and Bigfoot Networks have teamed up to“tune up” the online gaming experience. Gamers can now order XPS gaming desktops configured with the Killer NIC K1, a purpose-built network card that reduces lag and delivers richer, more responsive online game play.
The Killer NIC K1 will be available as an $149 option on Dell XPS 730 and 630 desktop gaming PCs. Dell is also promoting a special edition Dell XPS Online Gaming PC, with a starting price of $1,199 that is custom configured to deliver a competitive edge to characters in virtual worlds, like World of Warcraft and Battlefield 2.
According to the inaugural“Horizons” research report sponsored by the PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA)
- <*>Online gaming is the fastest growing segment of the $10.7 billion gaming industry*> <*>Online gaming accounted for $4.8 billion dollars in revenue, nearly double the worldwide retails sales for PC games.*>
The Killer NIC K1 is a high-performance network card designed specifically to improve online gaming performance.
- <*>Improves responsiveness by bypassing the Windows® stack and reducing in-game ping*> <*>Smoothes game play and increases frame rates by offloading network processing from the CPU to the NPU*>
Under the hood of the Dell Online Gaming PC
Intel® Core™2 E8300 Processor
Killer NIC K1
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800GT
4GB DD2 Memory
320GB Hard Drive
16X CD/DVD burner
2 Yr In-Home Service, Parts + Labor, Phone Support
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium, SP1
Quote by Harlan T. Beverly, CEO, Bigfoot Networks
“Online worlds are the fastest growing segment in gaming, and lag is the one of the last technology hurdles to be overcome,” said Bigfoot Networks CEO Harlan T. Beverly.“Dell recognizes that in addition to top-of-the-line graphics cards and other components typically found in gaming PCs, there’s a real need for networking hardware designed specifically to improve online gaming performance, and Killer uniquely fills that need.”
“With the growth in the popularity and demands of online gaming on the PC, Dell recognizes a real need for hardware options that improve the online experience,” said Patrick Cooper, of Dell’s Gaming Products Division.“The Killer has been a popular upgrade option within Alienware, and we jumped at the chance to offer the same enhanced networking performance to Dell XPS customers.”
About Bigfoot Networks
Bigfoot Networks is an Austin, Texas-based technology company that is dedicated to developing groundbreaking networking hardware and software for gamers and computing enthusiasts. By creating solutions for this passionate and dedicated community, Bigfoot aims to support the rapidly growing online and competitive gaming markets. Powered by the company’s proprietary Lag and Latency Reduction (LLR™) technology, the Killer™ NIC is the industry's first network interface card (NIC) designed specifically to improve network performance for a smoother, more responsive online game experience. To learn more, visit Bigfoot Networks at www.killernic.com.
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Wes Phillips, TriplePoint for Bigfoot Networks
Chris Heintz, TriplePoint for Bigfoot Networks