Custom built PCs are all the rage and players looking to optimize their network might want to add the new AQtion AQN-107 Ethernet adapter from Aquantia to their compare list when shopping around. The company has been a prominent developer for Multi-Gigabit Ethernet over the years and their latest release is aimed at gaming and streaming.
The special gamer edition AQtion AQN-107 Ethernet adapter will be available exclusively on Amazon for an introductory price of $89.99. The AQN-107 10Gigabit adapter provides exclusive access to new Aquantia gaming prioritization software, which can help you prioritize your upload/download traffic when your gaming or streaming (or both). The AQtion AQN-107 gamer edition hardware is outfitted in classic black and comes with both full-height and half-height powder-coated black brackets. It fits in a PCI Express slot on your Motherboard, so upgrading just takes a few moments.
LK Bhupathi, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Aquantia said in the announcement, “We listened to feedback from the gaming community – they want easy access to high-performance Multi-Gig Ethernet hardware at competitive price points. Amazon provides us with the customer-focused approach that gamers and PC enthusiasts demand. Aquantia decided to kick off our Amazon presence with a special gaming edition of our 10G AQtion Ethernet Adapter combined with the beta version of Aquantia’s prioritization software so users can tightly control latency and lag.”
We weren’t kidding that custom built PCs are popular, the company stated that according to Jon Peddie Research’s most recent report on prebuilt and DIY gaming focused PCs, the market exceeded $30 billion for the first time in 2017. You can see why AQtion would be eager to build an Ethernet adapter outfitted exclusively for the gaming market. At the same time sales of PC games made up 28% of the overall global games market value of $116 billion, so the numbers are rising and with plenty of room to grow. The combination of the gamer edition AQN-107 with the new Aquantia software will allow gamers to prioritize gameplay over other LAN activity, so you can put the games that your playing first on the list and avoid any hiccups down the road.
The Gamer Edition AQtion AQN-107 in classic black supports 10GBASE-T Ethernet in compliance with the IEEE 802.3an standard. It is also backward compatible with legacy cabling and Ethernet standards and supports 5GBASE-T and 2.5GBASE-T Ethernet per the IEEE 802.3bz standard. By supporting PCI Express x4 with a single RJ45 port, AQtion NICs can easily upgrade most existing tower PCs, supplanting outdated Gigabit Ethernet. It also fully utilizes the bandwidth capabilities of the latest CPUs and GPUs.
The Gamer Edition AQtion AQN-107 will be available exclusively from Amazon.com.