The Killer Ethernet E2500 provides the lowest latency and the highest throughput, and automatically detects and accelerates game, voice, and video packets to blazing fast games, smooth streaming videos, and crystal clear audio.

The Killer E2500, the latest in Rivet Networks’ award-winning line of Killer Gigabit Ethernet Controllers, sets a new standard for network performance and control by delivering powerful new technology that detects and optimally prioritizes your games, video, and chat applications. The E2500 also features the all-new Killer Control Center which gives users full control of all aspects of their system’s networking performance. The Killer Control Center displays a wealth of networking information including how much bandwidth each application/website is using, which Killer interface each application is going over, and how much of your total broadband connection is being consumed. Priorities are automatically set to give the user an incredible out of box experience, but priority levels and bandwidth limits can be easily adjusted by the user for both applications and websites to create the perfect customized experience.

The Killer E2500’s is powered by the Killer Intelligence Engine, which detects and accelerates your highest priority network traffic, such as your game, voice, and video, and makes sure that they don’t get delayed behind other less important traffic. The Killer E2500 delivers industry-leading latency performance, beating the competition by up to 25% during single application usage, and potentially more than 10x faster when multitasking. The E2500 improves latency, reduces jitter, and virtually eliminates video freezes by detecting, identifying, and prioritizing your critical network traffic you so that you will enjoy your gaming, web, and entertainment experiences more than ever before.

Another way the E2500’s latency improvements can be measured is by how fast it can process packets.   Since Killer does not delay or queue high priority packets such as gaming data, it is easy to demonstrate latency benefits by analyzing how many packets can be sent and received in a round-robin manner between two computers.  By delivering these packets immediately with the lowest latency, the Killer E2500 is able to deliver over 3x the packet processing performance.

The Killer Ethernet E2500 provides the user with industry-leading speed, control, and intelligence by providing several innovative features:

Killer Prioritization Engine – Killer Prioritization Engine detects applications and websites, and prioritizes their traffic accordingly for the best speed and optimal performance.

DoubleShot Pro – Killer’s DoubleShot Pro Technology which allows you to use WiFi and Ethernet at the same time – even on different networks.  Killer gives you the power to choose which apps go over Ethernet and which go over Wireless.

Killer Control Center – Killer delivers you amazing networking control and information with the Killer Control Center.   Gamers and PC users now have the power to control and configure your PC networking like never before.

General Technical Specifications:

10/100/1000 Mbps

Hibernation mode support

IPv4 and IPv6 support

Support jumbo packets up to 9 KB

RSS support

Secure Wake Over Internet (SWOI)

Supports remote wake-up (including AMD Magic packet and Microsoft Wake-up frame) in both ACPI and APM


Host Offloading Specifications:

IP, TCP, and UDP checksum offload capabilities

Transmit TCP segmentation

IPv6 offload

Advanced packet filtering, including promiscuous (unicast and multicast) transfer mode and multicast frame support

IEEE 802.1Q VLAN support

IEEE 802.1p QoS support (extend to 4 queues)

Small footprint 40-pin QFN (5 mm x 5 mm) package


PCIe Specifications:

PCI Express base 1.1 compliant

Supports single, one-lane PCIe connection

Memory, I/O and configuration transaction

Wake-on-LAN (WoL) support

Out-of-box Wake-on-LAN(OoB WoL)

Supports Green Ethernet feature

Energy Star 5.2 Proxy basic capacity