The KillerTM E3000, Rivet Networks’ first 2.5 Gbps Ethernet Controller, sets a new standard for network performance by combining Killer’s award-winning detection and prioritization technology with blazing fast speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps. The Killer E3000 comes to market at an ideal time as the next generation of performance routers and network equipment will start to support 2.5 Gbps ethernet ports in order to handle both faster wired products and a new generation of WiFi that supports 160MHz channels and 11ax, both which drive gigabit plus data rates.
The Killer E3000 not only has incredible throughput of 2.5 Gbps, but it also the first Killer Networking product to include the all new Killer Control Center 2.0 that features a new and improved user interface as well as two exciting new features – GameFast Technology and the Killer Intelligence Engine:
- GameFastTM Technology: By automatically pausing processes that are not needed when gaming, Killer GameFast Technology frees up to 10% of your CPU cycles and 20% of your memory so that your game plays faster and smoother. Gamers who use GameFast will experience faster, more responsive gameplay with the additional system resources available to focus on the game.
- Killer Intelligence Engine: By automatically analyzing your PC’s network health and optimizing your network settings, the Killer Intelligence Engine ensures a fast, smooth online experience. In addition, when Killer can’t optimize your networking automatically, the Killer Intelligence Engine will recommend ways to improve the PC’s network health for better application and gaming experiences.
The Killer E3000 uses Killer Prioritization Engine to automatically detect applications and popular websites and prioritize the traffic accordingly. This enhanced detection and prioritization provides the ultimate networking experience for your multimedia applications and favorite websites. In addition to including GameFast Technology and the Killer Intelligence Engine, the Killer Control Center 2.0 also gives users full control of all aspects of their system’s networking performance. The Killer Control Center 2.0 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.
Another way the E3000’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 E3000 is able to deliver over 3X more packet processing performance vs the competition.
Killer Control Center™ 2.0 – This all-new interface is packed with valuable features that give gamers and performance PC users more ability to analyze, optimize, and control their PC’s networking performance than ever before. The Killer Control Center 2.0 lets users know which applications and websites are monopolizing bandwidth, and also gives users the control to optimize performance by adjusting priorities and setting bandwidth limits so that low priority traffic doesn’t interfere with your multimedia applications or favorite websites. Download files, watch a video, and play a game simultaneously – it’s all possible with the Killer E3000.
GameFastTM Technology: By automatically pausing processes that are not needed when gaming, Killer GameFast Technology frees up to 10% of your CPU cycles and 20% of your memory so that your game plays faster and smoother. Gamers who use GameFast will experience faster, more responsive gameplay with the additional system resources available to focus on the game.
Killer Intelligence Engine: By automatically analyzing your PC’s network health and optimizing your network settings, the Killer Intelligence Engine ensures a fast, smooth online experience. In addition, when Killer can’t optimize your networking automatically, the Killer Intelligence Engine will recommend ways to improve the PC’s network health for better application and gaming experiences.
Lag and Latency Reduction™ Technology: Killer E3000 features Lag and Latency Reduction Technology that is designed specifically to improve online gaming and video performance. Through its patented technology, Killer is able to get network packets to your applications and web browsers up to 33% faster than the competition during single application usage, and potentially by more than 5x faster when multitasking.
Killer Prioritization Engine – Killer E3000 offers the most advanced network data detection available in consumer products today. Killer Prioritization Engine automatically classifies and prioritizes network traffic for online games, video, and websites for better quality and fewer interruptions in your online experience.
Killer DoubleShot™ Pro – The combination of a Killer Wireless-AC adapter and the Killer E3000 gives you unprecedented speed, intelligence and control of both your network and your online entertainment experience. Killer DoubleShot Pro automatically picks the fastest network connection (Killer Wireless product or Killer E3000) and sends all high priority traffic over that interface and then sends standard traffic over the other interface. This ensures the highest priority traffic will always be put on the fastest and most reliable link. Users also have the option in the Killer Control center to select which applications run over each Killer network interface.
General Technical Specifications
Compatible with 2.5GBASE-T Alliance PHY Specification
Supports 2.5 Gbps with Cat 5e and above
IPv4 and IPv6 support
Supports jumbo frame to 16K bytes
Supports Wake Up Frame or Magic Packet
Supports APCI, PCI MSI, and MSI-X
Compliant with Microsoft NDIS5, NDIS6 (IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP) Checksum and
Segmentation Task-offload features
Supports IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 Priority Encoding
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN support
IEEE 802.1p QoS support
Supports PCI Express 2.1
Compatible with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3bz
Supports PCIe L1 substate L1.1and L1.2
Features inter-connect PCI Express technology
Supports connected standby
Supports IEEE 802.3az-2010 (Energy Efficient Ethernet)
88-Pin QFN (10 mm x 10mm) package