HSINCHU, Taiwan – May 27, 2021 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world’s leading IC providers, today announced that Realtek’s New Generation Gaming Network Total Solution won a ‘COMPUTEX d&i awards 2021’ (Gaming Hardware, Software and Peripherals).
Realtek’s new generation solution comprises a 2.5GbE Gaming NIC with ‘Dragon Feature’ + Wi-Fi 6 & Intelligent Switch (RTL8125BG + RTL8852AE & RTL9313 + RTL8221B) designed for gaming PC users who want to take maximum advantage of faster internet speeds.
High latency (lag; ping) is a constant source of irritation for gamers. Users playing games online might also be chatting with fellow players, or other users may connect to the same switch, taking shared switch bandwidth and increasing in-game latency. Realtek’s intelligent 2.5G switch technology and ‘Dragon Feature’ provide bandwidth control on switches and PCs that will automatically prioritize gaming applications without requiring a complicated setup process, ensuring a smoother and faster gaming experience.
Realtek’s ‘Dragon Feature’ is an intelligent bandwidth control software used in gaming laptop, desktop, motherboard, add-on cards, and USB to networking adapter accessories. It continually monitors gamers’ network health in real-time, automatically detecting and prioritizing all online traffic to ensure the best networking experience for gamers.
Rx High Priority
Realtek’s 2.5G Ethernet solution, not only provides 2.5 times faster transmission speed compared to gigabit transmission speed, but also features the exclusive ‘Rx High Priority’ hardware design as a VIP fast-pass channel to accelerate gaming packet reception.
2.5G Ethernet ‘Dragon Feature’ with ‘R-rowStorm’ Built-in, and Wi-Fi 6
Dragon ‘R-rowStorm’ allows end-users to enable Realtek’s 2.5G Ethernet and Realtek’s Wi-Fi 6 simultaneously to increase effective bandwidth. Most bandwidth managers in the market adopt pure software solutions, however Realtek integrates hardware and software solutions perfectly to operate much faster than pure bandwidth control software (2.5GbE: RTL8125BG, and Wi-Fi 6: RTL8852AE).
Intelligent Switch Technology
Intelligent Switch Technology is the key to resolving uplink bottlenecks. Current switches in the market allow users to manually set QoS (Quality of Service) to a high or a normal queue based on physical port and a packet’s tagging. Realtek’s intelligent switch technology automatically prioritizes gaming traffic (2.5G Switch: RTL9313 & RTL8221B solutions).
“We are pleased to present the worldwide first highly integrated and intelligent gaming networking solution, providing the smoothest and fastest gaming experience”, said Realtek’s Vice President and Spokesman, Yee-Wei Huang. “Over 30 years of networking technical development enables us to provide our customers with the most reliable, cost-effective, market-oriented, and friendly design-in gaming solutions”.
Realtek Semiconductor Corporation is a world-leading IC provider that designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000/2500M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Controllers/Media Converter Controllers/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, xDSL, VoIP Solutions, Bluetooth, xPON, IoT Solutions, Automotive Ethernet Solutions, High Fidelity Audio Solutions for Consumer and PC Applications, Card Reader Controllers, Web/IP Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/TV Controllers, and Digital Home Center Controllers. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the website at www.realtek.com.