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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/killer-wireless-n-1103-wi-fi-benchmark,3164.html

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Between Intel and Qualcomm, we expected a much closer race. Unfortunately, the Intel 6300 underperformed the AR9380-based option in many instances, often by a significant margin. We confess: we went into this story thinking that Qualcomm was blustering a bit. We’ve had too many years of vendors saying, “The secret sauce is there. It works. We’re better. Trust us.” This time, it was finally true. The Killer 1103 was stunning. It's just too bad you can't buy the card on its own.
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Those results look a little...strange. I didn't expect the 6300 to perform that bad. Doesn't look legit.

Doesn't matter because I'm buying one.
Edited by HybridCore - 4/9/12 at 11:51am
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Wow. That is pretty amazing! If I get a new laptop in the next year I will be getting this little beauty! Maybe even replace the wireless module in my ASrock ITX rig thumb.gif
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That's pretty nuts. Those numbers for ping for a wireless adapter are insane.
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1.2ms from 60ft away through house walls? Sold.
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Just a note... here's a review of the 2x stream (vs 3x stream) the Killer Wireless-N 1102: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4590/bigfoots-killern-1102-wireless-networking-vs-the-world
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Amazing it is, wish I had one in my desktop.

Wonder if this will ever be available in a standalone card.
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The problem with these cards is that the price premium is not worth the performance increase. If they would price their product more aggressively they would move a lot more units.
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Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post

Amazing it is, wish I had one in my desktop.
Wonder if this will ever be available in a standalone card.

It is a standalone miniPCIe card. You can get an adapter to fit it into x1 PCIe.


You can find the 1102 for retail purchase:
http://www.rkcomputer.net/rkcnotebooks/index.php?l=product_detail&p=390
http://www.rkcomputer.net/rkcnotebooks/index.php?l=product_detail&p=390

I expect people will be selling the 1103 as well.


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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post

The problem with these cards is that the price premium is not worth the performance increase. If they would price their product more aggressively they would move a lot more units.
How many 3x3:3 802.11n NICs are there?

3-5... including this one.
Edited by DuckieHo - 4/9/12 at 1:58pm
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I have the 1103 and I'll back up the claims that it has insane reception. In my grandparent's old house I get 3 bars where my iPad 2 and Roku 2 get none. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat!
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