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post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by killnine
I really dont believe its so much that this card is GOOD, its more like that the windows network stack is JUST THAT BAD. I wouldn't be surprised if some windows update for vista could improve performance by the same margin.
Definatly. I get on ANY linux/BSD distro I happen to have installed at the given moment, and networking never fails to be faster. Same NICs, same hub, same router, and same cable. Windows' network MO's are not good at all.
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post #12 of 27
This is a great NIC card.... just not for the price

You can spend that extra $300 to upgrade your internet for a year or something...
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post #13 of 27
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I just upgraded my Cable connection for 4 bucks a month more and I'm getting better ping/latency AND faster download speeds. So in 5.2 years, the trade-off between getting a 5MB connection and a Killer NIC card, would change.
You just prompted me to call comcast, but I started at 6mbit, now at 8mbit, but it costs 10 bucks more per month, friggin pirates!
    
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post #14 of 27
So we can all agree that the KillerNIC works because of Windows deficiencies? Yay!
     
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post #15 of 27
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You just prompted me to call comcast, but I started at 6mbit, now at 8mbit, but it costs 10 bucks more per month, friggin pirates!

Before you all run out and upgrade your internet, bandwidth has very little to do with latency, you can get 5ms pings with 256k broadband, and upgrading your internet with the same provider will do nothing to change your latency.

Switching providers is what would have an effect, and it could make it better, or worse.
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post #16 of 27
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post #17 of 27
It's a great idea, to introduce this nic card with an onboard cpu, but I don't think it's worth more than 75 bucks.
    
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post #18 of 27
Hopefully someone comes out with a competing solution and starts a price war.
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post #19 of 27
this is probably the first good review this thing has gotten then.
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post #20 of 27
Maximum PC did a review on the card and stated that it didn't help whatsoever. Not to say I trust MPC more than HardOCP, but we do have conflicting viewpoints from 2 credible sources.

I'll leave the testing up to actual gamers. I hardly can justify spending $250 on an NIC when I could buy a RAID setup or a better router.
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