Wireless network controllers are a part that's often forgotten about on the motherboard. For the most part they work, and work well, so that's good enough for most users. However, the Killer Wireless AC-1535 brings a load of new features that goes above and beyond what a standard built-in adapter can offer.
Recently Forbes' contributor Marco Chiappetta had a chance to review a Killer Wireless AC-1535 and he had this to say about it:
Virtually across the board, the Killer Wireless-AC 1535 outpaced the Intel solution. To give some examples, when using the Nighthawk X6 router in the real-world environment, and connected at a range of 5M, the Killer NIC offered up 676.28Mbs to Intel’s 666.9Mb/s. At 15 meters the Killer NIC offered 607.6Mb/s to the Intel controller’s 508.2Mb/s. And at 25M, the delta remained significant—399.1MB/s to 338.8MBs. When connected to a Linksys E8500 in a real-world environment, the numbers are similar. The Killer Wireless-AC 1535 offered up 622.9, 635.6, and 499.5MB/s, at 5M, 15M, and 25M, respectively, to the Intel 7265’s 621.8, 608.7, and 454MB/s. Performance in the clean environment showed similar, and sometimes larger, deltas in the Killer’s favor, though the real-world numbers are far more likely to mirror what an end-user is going to see (and be able to reproduce) on their own network.
As you can see, the Killer Wireless AC-1535 stands out from the competition and is a must for any enthusiast system. The Killer Wireless AC-1535 is available now on the GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard.