Engadget reports Bigfoot and TUL were showing off a Radeon HD 5000 series graphics card prototype with an integrated Killer 2100 NIC. Additionally, the site also heard Bigfoot intends to launch a WiFi product sometime next year, the company promises it will provide wireless users the same ping lowering, network controlling tactics that it currently does over Ethernet.
The two have joined forces on Bigfoot's first-ever integration effort -- the heretofore unnamed network card / graphics card hybrid combines a Killer 2100 with an ATI Radeon HD 5000 series GPU, and the prototype board on hand here in Taipei boasted a pair of DVI ports, an HDMI output and a gigabit Ethernet jack. The company's hoping that gamers will be eager to upgrade their GPU with one that also helps lower ping times and give them more control over which programs get priority when sharing bandwidth, and while pricing remains up in the air, the outfit's CEO told us that buying the combo card would obviously be cheaper than buying each one on its own. If all goes well, the first PowerColor / Bigfoot Networks card will be out and about in a few months, which led us to pry a little deeper into the outfit's plans.