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Killer NIC M1 Gaming Network Card – 10/100/1000Mbps PCI Network Adapter -- Less Game Lag, Smoother Gameplay

  • 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps
  • 1 x RJ-45, 1 x USB2.0
  • 32-bit PCI 2.2
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Gamers value their time online. A lot. Anything which can enhance game time, improve frame rate or targeting performance is a huge asset. The Killer NIC is a necessary development in computer gaming, adding almost an additional system on a card, rather than a traditional Network Interface Card. Powered by Lag and Latency Reduction (LLR™) Technology, Killer gives you superior speed and performance, with more Frames Per Second and lower Pings when they matter most: during intense online gaming action. Killer NIC does this by several innovative methods.

Network packets from your game are prioritized and delivered before other network activity. UltimatePing Technology maximizes the speed of your PC because the 400MHz Network Processor Unit (NPU) delivers data to games faster, reducing your Ping. If some opponents complain that your ping is “too low,” then PingThrottle allows you to adjust it a little higher – then dial it back down to go in for the kill. MaxFPS technology offloads network processing to Killer, allowing your CPU to prioritize what you need it to: your game. The sooner you get one, the sooner you’ll be smoking the competition!

  • newegg 400 MHz Network Processing Unit The built-in 400 MHz Network Processing Unit (NPU) runs a highly-optimized version of embedded Linux to remove the packet processing burden from your CPU and delivers the packets extremely fast and efficiently.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Port The included USB 2.0 port works with Killer's Flexible Network Architecture (FNA) to enable gamers to access hardware accessories (USB Drive, Microphone, etc.) while running FNA applications.
  • newegg Nickel-Plated Aluminum Heatsink The Nickel-Plated Aluminum Heatsink helps to dissipate heat from the NPU while it runs advanced networking and Flexible Network Architecture (FNA) functions.
  • newegg 64MB DDR Memory The onboard 64MB DDR memory works in conjunction with the NPU to support the network offloading functionality and the Flexible Network Architecture.

Learn more about the Bigfoot Networks M1

Model

Brand
Killer NIC
Model
M1

Spec

Standards
802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3z
Speed
10/ 100/ 1000Mbps
Connectors
1 x RJ-45, 1 x USB2.0
Interface
PCI
BUS
32-bit PCI 2.2
On-board Memory
64MB DDR PC2100

Features

Features
Dedicated 400 Mhz Network Processing Unit (NPU).
Offloads all network processing to the NPU, freeing up vital CPU resources to boost average frame-rates and smooth gameplay.
Direct Game Hardware Interrupts
Bypasses the Windows Network Stack to transfer packets directly to/from the game. This speeds-up game loop execution to improve game responsiveness and frame-rates.
Hardware Bandwidth Control
Fine-tune your network traffic for each application by setting bandwidth priorities and max/min limits through a simple interface. Lock bandwidth hogs out of your gaming traffic.
Hardware Firewall
Stops intruders with ZERO gaming performance impact. Based on robust Linux iptable implementation.
Runs In-Game Applications Directly on the Card
Provides higher gaming performance while multitasking, with applications that run directly on the card's NPU. Run Bit Torrent, Game Patcher, FTP and more while gaming with zero performance impact.
Plug-&-Play compatibility with all online games
Works with all online games for improved performance without game modifications
Custom K-Blade Magnesium Alloy Heatsink

Packaging

Package Contents
Killer NIC M1
Resource Disk
Other Accessories

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


Customer Reviews of the Bigfoot Networks M1

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  • Jeff S.
  • 3/7/2013 12:38:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHad to deactivate

Pros: Cool looking red lights and big chrome K

Cons: I was have alot of issues with other programs being able to connect to the internet through the card. After I deactivated it all my glitches stopped. I didnt see a big differents in game play.

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  • shawn j.
  • 8/22/2009 12:12:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidnt work for me

Pros: It had a cool shiny silver K on the front & fancy red lights

Cons: First thing it had very unstable drivers that made the operating system sluggish and then not what to boot up when you restarted and then windows wanted to go in to restore point.Half the functions icons would not open and some would do a pop up error. Never for the life of me got it on the internet I dont think it worked to begin with but the red lights worked for awhile then stopped blinking altoghter messed with it all night and gave up out of frustration that nothing worked on it and I waited all week for it and was so excited to get it to find nothing about it worked that was a real downer.

Other Thoughts: I did a lot of research on this card and saw that theres was a lot problems with software and hardware thinking I could beat those odds with my understanding of hardware & software I thought could make it work but I got no life out of it & there was a lot of bugs in the software even with the update off the website.Im not one to give up easy when it comes to computers sometimes I will spend days on a computer project if I think its going to work but it took no fool to see that there was something wrong with the killer nic card.On a final note I suspect with this first generation of high end nic card that killer technology makes a better one next time with some user friendly software and I will be there to test it.

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  • James B.
  • 8/6/2009 1:42:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsYa Right!

Pros: Looks cool

Cons: 99% or your latency to an internet server is outside of the PC you are using. If this thing does improve latency, then it can only be less then 1 ms.

Other Thoughts: I have a degree in networking, several Cisco and Microsoft certs, and work as a Network Analyst. I know networking and this card is a waste of money.

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  • Justin S.
  • 8/3/2009 5:45:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTo those that have doubts about this card

Pros: not only does this card look nice(even though you really can't see it), it also does perform as they advertise. and to those that say it wont have any effect on high end gaming systems. well i have an i7 920 and 2x295gtx's with 12gigs of 2000mhz ram and a whole lot of other gamer goodies, and this still got my ping from 180-200 to 130-150 in CoD4. it wasn't my setup because with obnoxious amounts of lag i was still seeing 100fps (displayed by fraps). it did not increase my frame rate which i never expected in the first place, but it does what they say. and i even checked out the claim that it can keep you gaming while downloading, well i saw the same results as above with CoD4 while downloading a file at a steady 650kbps. so again, works as advertised. plus it let's me shut off that darn windows firewall. so all in all i'm happy with my purchase

Cons: none really.

Other Thoughts: oh and i almost forgot i'm running this setup on windows 7 beta with no issues the vista drivers installed and work flawlessly.

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  • Mehmet U.
  • 7/29/2009 7:55:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsYOU GUYS MUST BE CRAZY

Pros: First off all I am a MCSE and I deal with networks all day long, if you guys think this card will make a difference on your gaming experience, you are crazy, everybody is forgetting that they are still going thru the same internet connection and hops, as long as you don't have a faulty NIC, this card won't make a difference, when it comes to taking load off of CPU then don't use an onboard NIC get an Intel PWLA8391GT for 20 bucks, or go donate the money instead!

Cons: Scam?

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  • Ariel B.
  • 7/21/2009 9:44:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsPlacebo effect

Pros: Well made card, built in firewall, looks good in the case and it performs its function as a network card.

Cons: Alleged gains in performance - at least on a modern system - are mostly placebo.

Other Thoughts: Interesting marketing concept & some cool features, but really not worth the money. Mine went back since there was no measurable performance increase.

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  • John L.
  • 6/30/2009 7:01:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLess than expected gains

Pros: Pretty card in the case. Claims of better ping are true. Claims of firewall capability are valid and it's a functional firewall. The patcher runs but it's less than useful for the games I played. Others results may be better on that function than mine were, but the functionality is desired.

Cons: Cost. Very expensive for very minimal gain. My son and I play World of Warcraft over a cable modem. No gain on my PC over his in terms of latency or performance. He uses the built in motherboard 10/100/1000 connection.

Other Thoughts: My pc is a quad core so the lag from running firewall on the machine really isn't a factor for me. On most high end PC's I don't feel you will benefit much from offloading the stack onto the card. There simply isn't that much work that needs doing. Better to offload sound from your motherboard than this functionality.

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  • MARLO O.
  • 6/21/2009 10:56:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsKiller NIC

Pros: Looks great in the case, you can set it up to do cool little LED effects and extra USB port is quite nice. Does make a slight difference in framerate and latency in WoW.

Cons: Not an outstanding performance upgrade and a little pricy.

Other Thoughts: Wouldn't recommend to just a casual gamer as its not in my opinion "worth the money" but if you want your system top notch its a must-have.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/19/2009 10:20:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: a nice chromed letter K on it

Cons: Forget downloading maps in call of duty, forget downloading anything with decent speeds actually.

Ping? yep, it did increase my ping in Call of duty.

The price

No manuals, no nothing included except a card

Other Thoughts: Basically this card is worse then any onboard card unless you play wow it seems

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/12/2009 9:29:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: Lowers ping in several games, onboard firewall is a nifty idea.

Cons: No real noticeable difference in game play. Mainly purchased to help in WoW, which it lowered ping but performance felt the same. Firewall software is a pain to deal with.

Other Thoughts: The only game that felt "less laggy" was CS:S. On occasion decides to mess with IE browsing. Even following all of the installation and configuration instructions and advice on their website didn't seem to help much, if at all. I would recommend saving your money for a nice soundcard or put it towards a new graphics card.

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