Qualcomm Technologies subsidiary Qualcomm Atheros announced the availability of its Killer DoubleShot Ethernet/Wi-Fi combo solution on Thursday, reporting that MSI's upcoming GT70 gaming laptop will be the first to offer this new networking tech. DoubleShot was designed to provide the lowest-latency, highest-performance Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections for online games, video and voice, the company said.
"With MSI's integration of our new Killer DoubleShot Wi-Fi and Ethernet solution, we are able to offer laptop gamers the chance to have the highest-performance connection to their online games, regardless of what type of Internet connection they use," said Michael Cubbage, director of business development for the networking business unit of Qualcomm Atheros.
Killer DoubleShot consists of the Killer Wireless-N 1202 high performance 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi module with Bluetooth, and the Killer E2200 high performance Gigabit Ethernet controller. The duo is bundled with the Killer Network Manager software which includes Advanced Stream Detect for identifying and intelligently prioritizing all network traffic and Visual Bandwidth Control for allowing users to see, manually control, or block bandwidth being used by each application.
"Having a high performance laptop with a fast and reliable Internet connection is a critical necessity for online gamers," said Sam Chern, global marketing director of MSI Computer. "Killer DoubleShot is an ideal addition to our portfolio as it provides a superior Internet connection with intelligent application prioritization, enabling gamers with the ultimate online gaming performance without compromise."
According to a base list of specs provided by MSI, the GT70 will feature a Core i7-3630QM (2.4 – 3.4 GHz) processor, a 17.3-inch Full HD screen, and a range of Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M/675M/670M GPUs and storage options. It will also have up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory at 1600 MHz, a Blu-ray Disc burner, Killer DoubleShot or Jackson Peak 2x2 wireless connectivity, and more.