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VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card

  • 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps
  • 1 x RJ45
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The Killer™ 2100 Gaming Network Card delivers maximum networking performance for online games, whether you’re playing MMOs or first-person shooters. Featuring Advanced Game Detect™, Killer™ 2100 automatically classifies and accelerates traffic to your game ahead of other network traffic for maximum Performance, Intelligence and Control and a competitive edge.

Performance — Whether you’re playing MMOs or first-person shooters, the VisionTek Killer™ 2100 game networking platform delivers fast networking with a new level of online gaming performance and a competitive edge over standard network interfaces. Intelligence — Killer™ 2100 hardware identifies and accelerates traffic to your game with Advanced Stream Detect™ for unmatched online gaming performance. Control — See which applications are hogging your bandwidth. Set limits using Visual Bandwidth Control™ or shut them down completely with Application Blocking, so they don’t interfere with your online games.

Visibility — Monitor and manage the health and performance of your gaming rig with at-a-glance Online Gaming PC Monitor™. Optimized Voice Chat — Get clearer chat and lower-lag by prioritizing your favorite voice programs with Visual Bandwidth Control™. Game Networking DNA™ — Only Bigfoot Networks exclusive Game Networking DNA™ combines the benefits of a dedicated network processor, Advanced Game Detect™, Windows network bypass, Visual Bandwidth Control™ and other technologies designed to deliver the best online gaming experience possible.

  • newegg Advanced Stream Detect With the VisionTek Killer 2100 gaming network card, you can speed up your game with ultra-low latency when the action gets intense.
  • newegg Visual Bandwidth Control See which applications are hogging bandwidth and tune performance for each, so they don't interfere with your online gameplay.
  • newegg Online Gaming PC Monitor Monitor and manage the health and performance of your gaming rig with graphical displays, detailed logging and complete redesigned user interface.
  • newegg Application Blocking Provides per-application control to block programs that access the network for increased performance and safety.
  • newegg Automatic Bandwidth Sensors Measure total networking bandwidth and monitor real-time usage details for each application, so you can optimize your online gaming experience.
  • newegg Plug and Play Simply plug in the card and install the software. Killer 2100 automatically works with all online games – no mods, patches or updates required.

Learn more about the VisionTek 900317

Model

Brand
VisionTek
Model
900317

Spec

Standards
802.3, 802.3u, 820.3x, 802.3z, 802.3ac, 802.3ab
Speed
10/ 100/ 1000Mbps
Connectors
1 x RJ45
Interface
PCIe x1

Features

Features
Processor: 400 MHz Bigfoot Networks Processor
Memory: 128MB DDR2 266MHz

Maximum networking performance for online games
Control Panel Application & Tray Indicator
Advanced Game Detect (traffic classification)
Visual Bandwidth Control
Application Blocker
Online Gaming PC Monitor
UDP traffic offload & acceleration
Windows Network Stack bypass

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Russell G.
  • 4/9/2013 12:41:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood card

Pros: Bought this when moving to Win7 several years ago. Service certainly satisfactory over NICs on boards I had at the time though any improvements were minimal, Most improvements were based on speedguide.net info.

Cons: Snotty online customer support

Other Thoughts: Out of business? Went to check for software updates but unable to connect. Came here to find the egg's advisory discontinued.

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  • Nick S.
  • 10/21/2012 1:18:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorth it. Read review!

Pros: This card performs with much lower latency than my on board card. On board cards are terrible and have high buffering rates. This is a must for FPS gamers where latency is key. It has network prioritization to help with network hungry programs.

Cons: Software needs updated. The network manager can cause the drivers and performance to be unstable. MW3's lag compensation causes the PC to BSOD if the game is on High Priority. I had to move it down a notch. After a while I got intermittent lag issues with everything. Streaming video, games, etc... Re-installed software and drivers and its fine. Requires periodic software maintenance. -1 egg

Other Thoughts: Most PCI network cards will perform better than an onboard. Intel has the best onboard NICs that have seen. My on board Realtek NIC added 1000+ms of down stream latency to my gaming experience due to buffering. This will not improve connections for people with poor internet service or shared internet connections that consume most of their bandwidth. However if your the only PC on a nasty DSL connection(DSL is bad anyway) this may improve you game some. If your network card is to blame this will definitely help. This will probably blow people away at a LAN party. I suggest running a netalyzr test from netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu This test will diagnose your connection and help you discover the problems that may lie in your connection.

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  • Andrew O.
  • 9/17/2012 2:06:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssuprised

Pros: well, it actually works, all you people sittin on the fence about this, it does work. I took a risk at baught it and well im pleased! the software for this card is actually excellent. I noticed a good 25-50 ping difference (lower) on my connection (5mb/s cable one) depending on what server i was on in BF3. this compared to the other nic on my evga E770 board.

Cons: havnt found any yet. the real key to this card is setting up the software correctly, then you can really fly!

Other Thoughts: note, there are a couple of settings that will make a huge difference when gaming/downloading. there is a setting called tcp no delay. what that does is when checked, sends out single packets of info, while the default in windows is 2, multiple packets must build up before it sends the info, this is what causes high pings in games. now, however, that 1 packet per send is detrimental to downloading, when downloading the other setting (default) is actually better. so you have to compromise one for the other. since i dont download gigantic files or watch youtube all day, i dont mind having it set to tcp no delay. the more bandwidth you have on your internet connection the less you will notice the download speed drop anyway :P i still get around 500kb-1mb /s download so im fine with it. i highly recommend this to everyone that wants great pings in games!

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  • Eric B.
  • 8/22/2012 10:47:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsQuestionable

Pros: I got one of these in 2008 so I don't think it is the exact same model number, but close enough.

I didn't notice much performance difference and the card died after 2 years, which messed my computer up until I removed the software (along with the dead card).

While I didn't notice much network improvement (I play MMOs mostly) I didn't do technical tests on it, and the more recent articles show promising technical results on the newer cards.

Cons: Performance improvements seem to be very situational.

Performance boost, if any, may not be worth the price tag.

Other Thoughts: I just bought their wifi card for my laptop, so I do think they can be worth while in certain instances. I might consider the PC card again if I had $90 burning a hole in my pocket.

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  • Dale A.
  • 7/23/2012 7:29:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWinning.

Pros: Does what it says. I play a lot of Valve titles on Steam and my ping was always better than using typical onboard LAN, and I didn't get lag during busy parts of gameplay like with typical lan. Say for example you're playing TF2 and there are 4 soldiers on the 2fort bridge all blasting away.. you know that itchy little lag you get? Gone.

Cons: Price.

Other Thoughts: While this is a great product that does exactly what it says, I still think a smooth gaming experience shouldn't be so heavy on your wallet. I paid $75 for this on sale in December 2010, but it's still too much. This is why I scored 4 eggs.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 5/14/2012 6:14:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt keeps on working.

Pros: It does work, and works well, so well in fact it prioritizes my web browser dead last so it takes forever to load anything!

Yet for downloading and torrenting everything is done in a matter of minuets instead of days.

Cons: My web browser goes slow~~~~~~
Also it no longer registers my ping when playing online games and I get kicked from TF2 servers and various other servers cause it makes me look like I'm lagging that badly due to my ping not even registering.

Other Thoughts: Ended up in my data server cause it improved connectivity for my staff in Minecraft, if I had another Killer 2100 I'd set my other server up with it in there as it seems to be the best use for it.

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  • stephen m.
  • 4/3/2012 2:09:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIt works !

Pros: It works! I run a lean mean gaming system, I did not see huge difference in pings, but it helps with the lag at night. My K/D went up a lot after I started using this card. I was using an Intel pro card before this one.

Cons: You have to get the updated drivers,

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  • Matthew P.
  • 3/14/2012 7:37:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works. Didnt notice alot of improvemet.

Cons: None.

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  • Paden H.
  • 2/28/2012 11:29:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsDoes what it says, but worth the cost...?

Pros: Decreases lag spikes, slightly improves ping in games. Decreases CPU load and gives extra FPS on CPU intensive games. Bandwidth manager allows the use of other internet-using programs in the background without causing lag (e.g. bittorrent or browser downloads), also allows lowering priority of other programs to keep them from eating bandwidth that you would rather other programs have. Card's LED casts cool-looking red circle pattern on my power supply. Well-designed and solidly constructed.

Cons: Gains over onboard NIC are tangible, but would I pay $90 to put one of these in another machine? I dunno...

Other Thoughts: If you play twitch shooters online a lot, and lag kills you more often than your own mistakes, then sure, pick up this card. If you already spent a bundle on your gaming rig and think $90 is a small price to pay for maxing out its online potential, sure, pick up this card. But if you just want performance gains, and/or your onboard NIC is a dog, I'm not sure this card can do anything for you that any decent (and much less expensive) PCI NIC couldn't.

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  • Hart R.
  • 1/27/2012 3:58:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Significantly lower ping than on-board Ethernet controller.
Consistent firmware and software updates which further improve the product.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: I've bought quite a few things from newegg and this is the only product i've bothered to do a review for. It's made PC gaming in the middle of Iowa possible where I would usually have unplayable pings.

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