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does anyone want me to do testing while i have both cards right now? and should it include onboard tests? please list any site or app you want me to test and i will before i sell the intel(MAYBE!)
    
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY6_NzOIPx4&t=3m54s

thats quiet an improvement
    
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i have to say the killer 2100 with latest firmware and proper settings realy does benefit alot of games with the no TCP delay checked and TCP ACK frequency at 1 i notice a large improvement overall over onboard gigabit NIC's and even Intel NIC's i get an average of around 10ms-35ms lowwer ping on crysis 2 35ms drop / crysis 3 15ms drop / world of warcraft 45ms drop / guild wars 2 30ms drop / and many more and also on guild wars 2 i dont get the issues of server stutter like i do with the GIGA Intel high end / oem GIGA onboards so yes in my eyes these are good but do they justify theyre price most of time no but if you find one used for around $45 or so then yes they are.

I also want to clarify these killer 2100 cards when they get hot will cause lag i learned this overtime and added a heatsink to it to stop this i simply used arctic cooling mx-4 TIM thin coat on the SOC chip then added a heatsink slightly larger than the chip then hot glued it to the chip / PCB i also did so for the other chips on the killer 2100 this stopped the above mentioned issue the 400mhz SOC chip throttles when it gets hot automaticaly and this affects gaming and overall feel so heatsinking it fixed this for me i did so with small enough heatsinks to be able to put the pretty cover back on it.

I noticed alot of the reviews / testing in past done on these were where heavy load was applied and performance degraded this is the SOC chip getting hot so i highly advise you to do this mod also i tend to keep ram heatsinks and various others around ( i nearly heatsink anything routers / switches / modems you name it heat is #1 killer of electronics ) i cant tell you enough the killer 2100 does help if setup and used properly it isnt a miracle device but in extreme situations every edge helps sometimes 10ms of latency is the difference between a headshot and you dying.
Edited by rickcooperjr - 5/21/13 at 5:07pm
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How can your latency improve by 10-45ms by replacing the network card in your computer when your first hop (to your router) is 1ms or less?
    
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well that is simple once you figure in the windows network stack issues and priority of the resources involved the dedicated killer 2100 / Intel marvel and so on offload from networks stack and do the hard work therby cutting latency or time it takes to go the network stack route what i have found is with proper settings and such on the killer 2100 it helps like i previously mentioned the Intel marvel NIC did almost as good as the killer 2100 but the killer still won there in terms of the network jitter or server lag involved with Guild Wars 2 the onboard giga NIC stuttered like a %^&*& the Intel Marvel performed better but the killer 2100 it was literaly gone i tried this over and over and found the killer NIC hugely benefited GW2.
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all in all i can feel in games that the killer 2100 allows them to play more fluid and with latest firmware release the killer 2100 works better all around for file transfers and so on the previous version i was topping 75-90mbs transfers on my giga network with latest firmware i am getting 104-109mbs with large or small file transfers across my network machine to machine across my giga network asus RT-AC66u router.
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I should have saved you some effort by pointing out that the answer to my question is "it can't." If you can leave your LAN in less than 5ms, there's no way to save 40ms by replacing your NIC.
    
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regardless it works better than the onboard / Intel NIC's this i know first hand because as i said i can feel / see the difference and the killer 2100 also helps with jitter alot better than the others.
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regardless it works better than the onboard / Intel NIC's this i know first hand because as i said i can feel / see the difference and the killer 2100 also helps with jitter alot better than the others.
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These threads pop up every so often like clockwork.

Personally, out of the 15 ish hops you're probably making to get to the desintation gameserver, no equipment in the path is tuned for UDP or prioritization of traffic. Traffic that leaves your NIC to the router in <1 ms is completely out of the NICs hands. Games use a negligible amount of traffic to begin with (although latency sensitive). There isn't a giant stack of packets or services to allocate your CPU time to..

I really need to get going on my CCIE so I can have some degree of authoritative response..
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