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I'm going to be getting the ASUS Sabertooth P67 and I am wodnering about the onboard LAN chipset.
LAN Chipset
Intel 82579

As far as I know, most motherboards today have good NICs on them as OnBoard. I assume this applies to a recent board such as the P67 Sabertooth, but I just want to be sure. I've been considering the VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card. Would it be a straight upgrade from the OnBoard NIC I will have with the Sabertooth? Anybody using the VisionTek along with the Sabertooth P67 and feel any difference?

I'm a gamer too, but I have a Wireless-N router and experience some stutters every now and then. I want some smooth gameplay, will the Sabertooth chipset do it's job well?
Edited by DennisTheMenace - 8/18/11 at 1:47am
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Those "game" NICs are total BS...

Those Intel chipsets are the best around. A hell of a lot better than a Realtek PHY !!!

The EXPI9301CT are the best adapters available for a workstation and cost about $30 bucks and they support ESXi.
Edited by HiroPro - 8/18/11 at 3:06am
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The Killer 2100 is pretty cool, has software that can regulate and prioritize traffic for you. However, that's only really useful if you are plugged directly into the modem. If you're sharing a connection over a router or switch it obviously can't regulate the traffic the other people use. I think it's benefits are pretty minimal and not worth the cost. The integrated Intel NIC is plenty imo.
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You have nothing to gain from buying that.
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Intel NIC cards are way better than the Bigfoot NIC cards. all you gain from using the Bigfoot is 1-2 fps and a little bit lower ping but thats only if your the only user of the internet
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Those Killer Nics are a total waste of money. Also a stupid concept. They are in no way going to help someone increase the speed of their internet connection.,
The onboard LAN that comes with your board is perfectly fine.
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Killer NICs are a waste of time money space everything.
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And the Intel EXPI9301CT is the NIC to get !!! It's less than ten buck more to buy it boxed verse bulk and then you get a lifetime warranty from Intel.
Edited by HiroPro - 8/18/11 at 9:40pm
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