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Based on a sneaky, nondescript release posted after the break, it looks as if Bigfoot and MSI will be hooking up at CES next week to introduce a newfangled version of the Big Bang motherboard.
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This is probably the best thing to do with Killer NICs. Get rid of crappy realtek/Broadcom chips!
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Good idea, it will leave room on the PCI and PCI-E slots and not have to charge a large price for that NIC.
Edited by Nutty - 12/29/10 at 4:15pm
    
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This is the only way to do it. Integrate the technology so it doesn't cost a premium anymore.
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Finally....
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This is the only way to do it. Integrate the technology so it doesn't cost a premium anymore.
It will still cost a premium. Those realtek/marvell integrated NICs cost a few dollars, at most. A Killer NIC, even integrated, will likely add a good 10-20 dollars to the board cost.

Still, that's not bad at all for a capable NIC.
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Man, about time a manufacturer actually prioritizes the quality of the NIC, and ditches the sub-par Realtek junk.
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I'm scared of the Killer NIC drivers integrating it on the mobo... having using one right now.
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I'm scared of the Killer NIC drivers integrating it on the mobo... having using one right now.
I'm thinking of buying one for my build, how do you like yours?

I suspect this mobo to be like 500$, but it'll be stuffed with features
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I never understood why those Killer NICs are any use. I get 1ms of latency to any other machine in my house, and my network is just 100mb/s, so my Marvell Gigabit chipset on my board is definitely not the bottleneck.
Buy one of these NIC's so your router will appear inadequate, so you can buy an overpriced router, to get the same speeds because no ISP offers anything faster than 20mb/s anyway.
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I never understood why those Killer NICs are any use. I get 1ms of latency to any other machine in my house, and my network is just 100mb/s, so my Marvell Gigabit chipset on my board is definitely not the bottleneck.
Buy one of these NIC's so your router will appear inadequate, so you can buy an overpriced router, to get the same speeds because no ISP offers anything faster than 20mb/s anyway.
lower ping times. Prioritized traffic.

It does a few things
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