Linksys has launched its WRT32X, its first gaming-focused router. It partnered up with Rivet Networks to first use Killer Prioritization Engine (KPE) to provide online gamers with up to 77% reduced peak times for latency when connecting using a Killer-enabled PCs. It will also prioritise content delivery such as video streaming. The router’s firmware and interface has been customised with a focus on monitoring and controlling gaming network traffic.
The KPE will work in tandem with Killer Networking hardware which will prioritise the traffic over other connected devices. Users can also configure using Killer Control Center on PC to decide what activity to prioritise on the network such as video streaming.
The router comes with enterprise grade hardware: 1.8 GHz Dual-Core ARM CPU, 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-band 3×3 wireless radio, 256MB Flash and 512MB of DDR3 Memory, and 5-port SOHO- grade Gigabit Ethernet switch with TCAM.
Linksys aims to tap into the growing gaming market in Asia Pacific by providing gamers with an edge over opponents with the WRT32X router. Linksys is partnering up with M1 to offer the router under the GamePRO 1Gbps fibre broadband plan.
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