ASUS is adding Bigfoot's gaming network tech to the upcoming ROG Rampage III Black Edition motherboard.
Friday during CES 2011, Bigfoot Networks said that its Killer E2100 gaming network tech has been embedded on a combined LAN/audio card called ThunderBolt. This combo card will be included on the upcoming ROG Rampage III Black Edition motherboard from ASUS.
"Our Killer E2100 embedded networking platform delivers a formidable combination of performance, intelligence and control for online gamers," said Bigfoot Networks CEO Michael Howse. "We are pleased to support ASUS and the Republic of Gamers (ROG) to offer a winning solution for the latest, most demanding generation of online PC games."
Bigfoot's Killer E2100 platform is based on the company's Killer 2100 gaming network card which uses a dedicated network processing unit. The tech also features Bigfoot's Game Networking DNA software that can classify and accelerates online game traffic. Needless to say, Bigfoot's Killer tech should help defeat the hungry lag monster during the ultimate frag-fest or a massive boss raid online.
Friday Bigfoot added that the ASUS ROG Rampage III Black Edition motherboard was designed around feedback received from the PC gaming community. "Powered by Bigfoot Networks' new Killer E2100 networking platform and a host of other gaming-centric features, the ROG Rampage III Black Edition motherboard combines innovative design and technical intelligence to make the PC gaming experience more rewarding and accessible," the company said.
Pricing and availability of the new ASUS motherboard will be provided in early 2011. For now, ASUS is previewing the motherboard at CES 2011 from 9:30am-6:00pm January 6 - 8, 2011 at The Venetian, San Polo Ballroom, booth 3501A. Go have a peek if you're nearby.