RIVET NETWORKS launches the all-new Killer 1550 Wireless-AC Module, a Collaboration with Intel that Delivers WiFi Speeds Twice as Fast as Competing Products

Rivet Networks, makers of the award winning line of high-performance Killer™ networking products for desktop and notebook PCs, is excited to announce the availability of its all new Killer 1550 Wireless-AC networking module, which brings faster than Gigabit wireless speed to gaming systems and motherboards from industry leaders such as Dell and MSI.

The first product introduced as part of a collaboration between Rivet Networks and Intel™, the Killer 1550 is the first PC wireless module to feature 160 MHz support, delivering theoretical max throughput speeds of 1.73 Gbps. This is two times the potential throughput as competing 2×2 wireless devices, giving customers WiFi that is faster than a gigabit Ethernet connection. The Killer 1550 includes Bluetooth 5.0 and comes packed with Wave 2 11ac features such as MU-MIMO and Transmit Beamforming. Powered by Intel’s latest wireless technology, the Killer 1550 delivers incredibly strong signals to increase WiFi range.

Designed for gamers and performance-minded PC users, the 1550 is the perfect implementation of Killer Networking’s speed, intelligence and control designed into Intel’s most advanced wireless chipset. It automatically detects, classifies and prioritizes critical network traffic for online games, streaming video and high-quality audio for a smooth and enjoyable gaming and entertainment experience. Gamers can expect their gaming traffic to be prioritized above all other traffic, delivered with incredibly low latency.

The Killer 1550 debuts a new and improved Killer Control Center that lets users manage priorities by category in addition to specific applications and websites. The Killer Control Center shows which applications and websites use bandwidth, and enables users to optimize performance by adjusting priorities and setting bandwidth limits. The Killer 1550 automatically detects over 500 popular websites and now allows users to add their own favorite websites to the extensive list of what is already detected.

The Killer 1550 is fully DoubleShot ProTM compatible and can be used in conjunction with Killer Ethernet products to allow users to connect to multiple broadband networks at the same time. Although it works automatically for an optimal experience, users who…

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