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post #21 of 77
I have the card and love it but its flaky with win 8 so I took it out. Had it since launch almost so I have had many opportunities to run my rig with and without. What I notice is stuff like COD not showing many games and so loading with on board mic vs instant join and hundreds of games available using the killer 2100. Of you dl a lot software alone is worth it's price.

Best said is if your having issues with online and can't/don't care too learn your router get the card as its simple stupid plug and play. Others will say no and many have nothing but issues with it but the card does have value IMO.
post #22 of 77
wrong a 1gb connection readsout as 100mbs transfer pay attention when downloading stuff online it is same thing
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ulquiorra View Post

Soo you have a 100Mbps connection

onborad does 196 .. 96 ABOVE your max speed
download a game from steam at 50mbs it reads out as 5mbs learn about networking a 1gb transfer speed according to NIC and network is 100MBs period learn your facts.

so basicaly i am getting well over 1GIGABIT transfers at 104MBs-109MBs. PS i might have the capitol b wrong im tired and cant remember lol.


Your ISP measures, and sells, bandwith in megaBITS per second, while web browsers and other software measure file downloads in megaBYTES per second.

Since there are 8 bits per byte, with some overhead for control and error correction, a 5 MegaBITS per second (5Mbs) internet connection _should_ download at about 500 kiloBYTES per second (5KBs).
Capital B for bytes, small b for bits.

If you are downloading files at 500KB/s on a 5Mbs connection, it is working fine.

Just divide the BITS per second of your connection by 10 to get the approximate BYTES per second you should be downloading at.
Edited by rickcooperjr - 5/23/13 at 2:41pm
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post #24 of 77
que?

You have a 100Mbps (approx 10MB) connection

The review says the inbuilt can handle 196Mbps (approx 20MB)?

Still 96 above what you can handle, thus unless you are lan gaming you will see no differnce

IE same ping

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2010/09/02/killer-2100-gaming-network-card/3
Edited by Ulquiorra - 5/23/13 at 2:35pm
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post #25 of 77
I think the idea behind this is to take load off the cpu. Although it wouldn't matter unless you are running a server so no point.

If this card was cheap aka 20-40 dollars, it would be worth it but for the current price. No
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post #26 of 77
Thinking back on my experience with the card $40 would make anyone extremely happy owner.... If it works correctly that is.
post #27 of 77
yes i have a 100mb from my ISP but my entire network here at my home is gigabit period router all NIC's PC's and so on.

http://www.amazon.com/RT-AC66U-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC1750-Gigabit-Router/dp/B008ABOJKS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369348517&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+ac66u is the router i use and all my PC's i use are hardwired to it and have GIGA NIC's period so for you to say my connection is 100mb is idiotic when i am transfering from PC to PC and so on within my network.
Edited by rickcooperjr - 5/23/13 at 3:37pm
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post #28 of 77
i got my killer 2100 my second one for $45 including shipping and trust me i have used for a few years and love it and can tell the benefit of it over onbaords and my old Intel marvel NIC so facts are it isnt a placebo affect gameplay and connection in general is smoother / more reliable than the others so as i have said it works when setup properly and is notably alot better performing in general for gaming and such that is just facts because i have tested and tried it several times and always come back to it as being the better solution.
Edited by rickcooperjr - 5/23/13 at 3:41pm
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post #29 of 77
I have a killer e2100 onboard and I like knowing it's offloading the network traffic and all that just in case, but I don't really think it makes a noticeable difference in the real world. Ask anyone who knows a lot about networking and they will like some of the features, but won't be able to think of any way that it would help gaming tongue.gif.
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post #30 of 77
Yes but when you are gaming you are going outside your netowrk,

Yes between you and your router, that 4ms may be 10X faster, but the lag is still from the "slow" 100Mbps connection between you and the server. And prove it then, show fraps side by side, if its worth teh $50 which could be spent on say 30 pints approx

Also another nail in its coffin, if it DOES then why was it discontinued and only available in 2 motherboards
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