Bigfoot Announces $130 Xeno NIC with Built-In Voice Chat Processing

7

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

AndyYankee17

I wouldn't mind integrated NPUs but having a dedicated card can take up too much real estate when people are cramming video cards, sound cards and other crap into their boxes

avatar

Kaasiim

If bigfoot can deliver with this card the way they're saying, then i'll definatly pay the $130.
however, considering the so-so reviews for the previous killer cards, its gonna be a pretty big if for me.

I'm really hoping that they will deliver cause the "stats" on this thing is awesome.

avatar

Keith E. Whisman

Look at it from the manufacturers point of view. They spent millions or at least thousands of dollars in research and development. They spent many months if not years in R&D not being able to sell anything to make a profit so this means they were supported by investors. 

Now after a long while of keeping the company in operation and paying it's employees payrolls they have a finished product that is ready for market. They need to figure out a fair price that will help them to pay their bills and still keep the product at a reasonable price and still have money for advertising. They have to pay the investors and parts suppliers and their employees as well as shiping costs.

Do you still think that $130 dollars for a smart network card that intelligently manages your packets so you can have uninterupted voice chat while playing  Crysis Wars and be able to download your favorite music from the piratebay at the same time? I've heard this card can do that.  That onboard network chip you have imbedded in your mobo is just so basic and bare bones compared to a killer network card.

avatar

D.E.

Hopefully they can move a few more of these things when they are lower priced. I don't understand why hardware manufactorers have to set astronomical prices when they are trying to expand or create a market. The physx card is a damn good example and the initial NICs also were. Sorry but $300 for something new is not the way to go but for $130, eh... I suppose its worth checking out.

 Though my GPU covers up the PCI-E slot for this... maybe I am going to have to move stuff around. 

avatar

Keith E. Whisman

This will fit in a X16,X8,X4 and X1 slot so pretty much any PCIX slot will work. 

avatar

D.E.

Oh man! I didn't even think about that. I forgot that I could even do that. :P

avatar

nekollx

so youonly have two pci-e slots on your mobo?

 

and by that i mean one x16 and one (covered) x1?

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.