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Alienware Gains Online Gaming Edge with the Killer NIC

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 6, 2007

The Killer K1 gaming network card, from Bigfoot Networks, Inc., is now a recommended upgrade featured in all Alienware desktop gaming PCs, including the Area-51, Aurora, and ALX systems. A significant advancement in online gaming technology, Killer is the industry's first network interface card designed specifically for online gaming. Killer is designed to accelerate game data and reduce lag for a smoother, more responsive online gaming experience.

"The Killer NIC ensures Alienware customers stay a step ahead of their fellow online gamers by giving them an invaluable edge in speed and responsiveness during the heat of battle," said Bryan de Zayas, Director, Product Marketing. "Loaded with the Killer NIC and backed by an arsenal of the most advanced graphics and processor firepower, Alienware systems are fully primed to electrify every aspect of the online gaming experience."

"Alienware's selection of the Killer NIC is another example of the market realizing that the Killer NIC is not just for the hardcore elite gamer," said Harlan Beverly, co-founder and CEO of Bigfoot Networks. "With almost 90% of PC gaming being online gaming, the Killer NIC often represents the number one upgrade for gamers who play exclusively online. With the Killer NIC, Alienware is now poised to offer PC gamers exactly what they want: the best online gaming experience possible."

Powered by Bigfoot Network's proprietary LLR Technology and a dedicated onboard 333 MHz NPU (network processing unit), the gaming network card is optimized to manage game data faster. The Killer NIC gaming network cards reduce the lag and network latency associated with high action games such as interactive MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Play) and FPS (First Person Shooter) games like Battlefield 2 and World of Warcraft.

In addition to improved gaming performance, the Killer NIC also enables users to run gamer utility applications without affecting game performance. Users can run Killer's Firewall and Torrent clients on the Killer NPU instead of the CPU, all without affecting game play. With a USB drive attached directly to the gaming NIC, gamers can even download while gaming because the files never touch the system.

About Bigfoot Networks

Bigfoot Networks develops technologies designed to fight Lag in online games. The company's mission is to enhance Internet-based online game experiences in multiplayer action games. The company's hardware and software solutions are targeted at gamer PCs and game hosting servers. Powered by its highly acclaimed (patent-pending) LLR Technology, the flagship Killer NIC is the industry's first network interface card (NIC) designed specifically to improve PC game network performance for a smoother, more responsive online game experience. Bigfoot Networks is headquartered in Austin, TX with international distribution in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Portugal and the United Kingdom. To learn more, visit http://www.killernic.com.

About Alienware

Alienware offers unique and award-winning technology products that incorporate state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware has been recognized by INC 500, won the Shoppers' Choice Award as the Best Performance Desktop by Computer Shopper's reader survey, had its Alienware Area-51 ranked among "The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time" by PC World and also received PC Magazine's Reader's Choice Award in its 18th Annual Reader Survey. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information, please visit http://www.alienware.com or call 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692).

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