You won't be coloring us surprised here -- when we spoke with Bigfoot Networks CEO Michael Howse back at Computex, he didn't hesitate to disclose his interest in embedding Bigfoot's networking technology into motherboards and GPUs of the future. And now, it seems that the future has arrived. Based on a sneaky, nondescript release posted after the break, it looks as if Bigfoot and MSI will be hooking up at CES next week to introduce a newfangled version of the Big Bang motherboard. The announcement doesn't come right out and say it, but considering that at least one MSI motherboard will be "blazing with Killer 2100 performance," we'd say it's fair to read between the lines. Howse is also quoted as saying that he's "pleased to be working with MSI," and up until now, there's been no public partnership between the two firms. According to him, the Killer 2100 gaming network card "is a perfect complement to the MSI Big Bang family of mainboard solutions," and you can bet we'll be on the hunt for a model name, price and release date just as soon as we hit Vegas.
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MSI Motherboards Blaze with Killer™ 2100 Performance In MSI Technology Showcase AT CES 2011

MSI to debut and demo next-generation platforms at Press Conference, immediately following CES Unveiled

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. - December 27, 2010 - MSI Computer Corp., a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, will be holding a Press Conference and Technology Showcase event immediately following CES Unveiled on January 4th at Bellini 2006 in The Venetian.

During this conference, press can enjoy appetizers and refreshments while experiencing debut demonstrations of MSI's next-generation notebooks, all-in-one PCs, motherboards and graphics cards, aimed at extending its award-winning streak and top quality product offerings.

Key gaming-focused attractions of this event include:
· MSI representatives will present on new computing and PC gaming solutions
· Bigfoot Networks executives will be on hand to offer their expertise on superior network performance
· Press can see for themselves the benefits a Killer™ 2100 gaming network card can offer as an upgrade to even an industry-leading motherboar

MSI will also be giving away Bigfoot Networks Killer™ 2100 cards within its prize drawings at the annual MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) Overclockers event, taking place on January 6th during CES. Additionally, MSI and Bigfoot Networks will pursue a variety of joint marketing programs in 2011 with leading online and retail outlets.

"We are pleased to be working with MSI," said Michael Howse, CEO of Bigfoot Networks. "The Killer™ 2100 gaming network card is a perfect complement to the MSI Big Bang family of mainboard solutions that will give gamers a competitive edge in online play."

Andy Tung, VP of MSI USA says "MSI mainboards with Military Class components provide a great backbone for any gaming system and the Killer™ 2100 network card is a way to improve performance and get one step ahead of the competition."

For more information about MOA 2011, visit http://www.msi-moa.com/AM-2011/