Realtek creates new LAN chip to battle Intel and Qualcomm

Realtek creates new LAN chip to battle Intel and Qualcomm

Years ago most new motherboards came with on-board Realtek LAN chips and they worked fine. Unfortunately for the company in the past few years Realtek LAN chips have slowly but surely given market share to new rivals – Intel and Qualcomm – which designed and then offered rather successful own LAN chips with better performance. Now Realtek is back with vengeance.

The Taiwanese company now offers an entirely new LAN chip designed for gamers, hardware enthusiasts and people who like to build their own PCs. The chip is called Realtek Dragon and is based on the new RTL8118AS, which is a PCIe Gigabit Ethernet PHY that resembles the 8111 family. The chip is said to have numerous improvements when compared to previous generations and now comes with better performance for traffic with small UDP packets, lower driver overhead and lower power consumption when compared to competing solutions such as the Killer E2200. Realtek even allows motherboard makers to print the brand name of the chip on their motherboards just like other competing solutions.

The new Realtek Dragon will debut in certain ECS LGA 1151 motherboards next month.

Source: Techpowerup.com

Related posts

Kick Hero

Kick Hero

Kick Hero is a strange and tough game to say the least. As always this is a free Android game so you won’t need to pay money for it. Unlike many other games Kick Hero is an arcade game but despite this it is a tough one. The story is simple – you assume the role of some kid who likes to kick...

Mushkin debuts Chronos SSDs

The American company Mushkin, best known for making memory modules, has introduced a new line of SSDs known as Chronos. The Chronos line includes models with capacities of 60 GB, 90 GB, 120 GB, 180 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB. The Mushkin Chronos SSD drives are all based on the LSI...

Fruit Ninja Free

If you find yourself with too much free time and you don’t want to get bored maybe you should try Fruit Ninja Free – a game by the Australian game studio Halfbrick Studios. The game is rather simple – you become a ninja with an insanely sharp sword and your goal is to cut...

Leave a comment