Rivet Killer E3100 2.5 Gbps Ethernet controller will debut on upcoming Comet Lake-H Acer and MSI laptops
The 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port for laptops made its debut last year on high-end gaming notebooks ranging from the Dell Alienware m17 R2 to the MSI GT75. Powering the port was the Killer E3000 controller that introduced gamer-specific features like GameFast Technology and the Intelligence Engine.
For 2020, Rivet will be launching the Killer E3100 to succeed last year's E3000. The E3100 will inherit all the features of the E3000 but with the new Extreme Game Mode option which can automatically optimize and "reshape" your PC network traffic based on how congested the local network is. To us, this sounds like the software will help suck up and hog all the bandwidth from your roommate who's streaming 4K video on Netflix in order to reduce your latency when gaming, but we're not complaining.
The Killer E3100 controller will appear first on Acer and MSI laptops sporting Comet Lake-H CPUs that are set to launch by this Summer.
Austin, Texas - (April 2 nd , 2020) - Rivet Networks, makers of the award-winning Killer™ line of
networking products, introduces its all-new Killer E3100 Ethernet controller designed for
competitive gamers and performance-hungry users . Delivering more performance while using
less power, the E3100 is Killer’s second-generation Ethernet controller that achieves speeds up
to 2.5 Gbps. High-performance routers are rapidly moving to support 2.5 Gbps Ethernet, so
the Killer E3100 is perfect for gamers who want to take advantage of faster speeds to win more
and get the most out of their online experience. The E3100 continues Rivet’s push to both
prioritize critical PC network traffic AND to optimize traffic based on other parts of the network.
The E3100 introduces Extreme Game Mode which automatically detects when the network is
congested and optimizes the PC’s traffic accordingly to maintain a great gaming experience.
The Killer E3100 is available on systems from industry leaders such as Acer and MSI.
In addition to delivering up to 2.5 Gbps of throughput, the Killer E3100 delivers incredible
speed, intelligence, and control that online gamers will love:
• The Killer E3100 gives gamers the edge with its Killer Prioritization Engine, which
automatically detects game traffic and prioritizes it above less important traffic for
incredibly fast, low-latency gameplay. Gamers can expect up to 3X better in-game latency
performance during peak network usage periods. Additionally, the Killer Prioritization
Engine keeps streaming videos and communication fast and smooth, even while
downloading game updates, movies, etc.
• The E3100 boosts gameplay experiences by freeing up to 10% of CPU cycles and 20% of PC
memory with its powerful GameFast Technology. During gameplay, GameFast automatically
pauses processes that are not needed when gaming, enabling the PC to devote more of its
CPU and memory to the game.
• The E3100 features Killer’s all-new Extreme Game Mode which smartly detects when a
gamer is using a congested network and automatically reshapes the PC’s network traffic to
help ensure that game packets don’t get bogged down in your home network.
• The Killer E3100 utilizes the Killer Intelligence Engine to keep gamers competitive by
automatically working to fix networking issues and alerting users when the networking
equipment they are connected to is not providing maximum performance.
• When combined with a Killer Wi-Fi product, the E3100 fully supports DoubleShot Pro
Technology, which enables the use of both Killer Wi-Fi and the E3100 at the same time to
deliver up to 4.9 Gbps of max theoretical throughput. DoubleShot Pro works automatically
to ensure the highest priority traffic will always be put on the fastest and most reliable link.
Users can leverage Killer Control Center 2.0 to determine which applications and websites
go over Ethernet and which use Wireless.
• The Killer E3100’s Killer Control Center 2.0 gives users an intuitive and rich interface to
monitor which applications and websites are using bandwidth and to optimize their PC’s
networking performance. Users can adjust priorities and set bandwidth limits so that low
priority traffic doesn’t interfere with multimedia applications or favorite websites.
“The industry is accelerating the transition to 2.5 Gbps Ethernet,” said Rivet Networks’ CEO
Michael Cubbage. “Gamers that demand the best need the Killer E3100 to achieve the lowest
latency and incredible throughput. With more and more routers and switches hitting the
market supporting 2.5 Gbps Ethernet, it is the perfect time for gamers to upgrade.”
“With MSI laptops featuring Killer E3100, not only do gamers get the benefit of faster gaming
connections, enthusiasts and prosumers will also be able to enjoy accelerated connections for
home multimedia steaming servers and network storage.” said Derek Chen, Sales & Marketing
Director of MSI.”
“Acer continues to integrate innovative new technologies to enhance the gaming experience on
our Predator and Nitro devices,” said Vincent Lin, Associate Vice President, Product Marketing
and Planning, Acer Inc. “Network performance is an essential part of online gaming, and the
Killer E3100 ethernet controller can give gamers the network connection they need to compete.”
Rivet Networks offers multiple versions of the Killer E3100. For more information, check out
If you would like to arrange an interview, a demo, or have questions for the Rivet Networks
leadership team, email us at [email protected]
About Rivet Networks
Rivet Networks is a technology and products company that focuses on creating the best
possible networking experience. Rivet offers a mix of hardware, software and cloud-based
technologies to deliver solutions that are both powerful and intuitive. Through their Killer™ line
of networking products, Rivet Networks offers unprecedented speed, intelligence and control
for gamers and performance users alike. For more information about the Killer brand of
technologies, please visit www.killernetworking.com.