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It is a huge difference atleast in competitive gaming.

I have a Killer Wireless and a Intel Wireless and the difference between the two is huge.

Playing competitive gaming my ping goes from high 90ms to low 70ms which makes a huge difference on FPS games or games like Dota 2.

Range also got a very nice increase as I can connect to places where an Intel Wifi won't even pick up the signal.

This article shows results on Killer's physical Gigabit NIC's, not their wireless cards. Still does not change that fact that the results are in microseconds ie. 0.001ms (milliseconds) and have minuscule effect on point-to-point latency.

Wireless is an entirely different beast altogether. So many things can have an effect on latency considering it is a best case transmission with CSMA/CA that your wireless card would be that last thing to check to improve latency.
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My gigabyte board has a killer NIC. I have only looked at the software once after I installed it and I haven't set anything up. For the folks with the built in Killer, is it worth going through the software and trying to tweak?
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post #23 of 93
Yeah... 0.0548ms -vs- 0.1882ms that's a difference of 0.1334ms, so a little more than a tenth of one millisecond. It seems to me they just used microseconds to widen the visual gap in the graphs, which could be misleading to people that don't look closely. I don't know why they would do a review of a gaming NIC and not use the standard unit of measurement for latency in gaming, the millisecond. That just puts the responsibility/burden of sorting, converting, and coming up with meaningful data on the reader, which should never happen.
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I stopped using my card years ago. I had nothing but problems in the beginning with the software drivers not istalling right or rather not purging themselves.

Then I read how the head people of BigFoot had a post in the forums stating that the card works but in order for BigFoot to make them work right with the games being released they needed to borrow the source code of the games to adapt it to work.

Bottom line is they gaming companies said yeah right.. We give you the source code! So BigFoot avoided the truth marketing and pushing forward making claims that is works when in fact it was about like 50/50.

When posting in forums it always seem to get lost and no answers other then the poster probably didn't hold his tea cup right when installing it.
Oh and the final thing was when BigFoot had the other company EVGA come in to the rescue and support them, I believe is the only thing that kept them alive.

Frustrating so in the end is was software related that allows the card to work right, and anything not compatible in the game just fell short. I don't even know if I have the card after several moves..

Wonder if it would still work.
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post #25 of 93
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Yeah... 0.0548ms -vs- 0.1882ms that's a difference of 0.1334ms, so a little more than a tenth of one millisecond. It seems to me they just used microseconds to widen the visual gap in the graphs, which could be misleading to people that don't look closely. I don't know why they would do a review of a gaming NIC and not use the standard unit of measurement for latency in gaming, the millisecond. That just puts the responsibility/burden of sorting, converting, and coming up with meaningful data on the reader, which should never happen.

Point is they can say it does do what it say's 1/10th of a Milisecond! Whoot!
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Even Broadcom.
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After seeing their lazy DSCP implementation, not even once.
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post #27 of 93
I usually don't care about what NIC my board comes with except for when Windows nags about not having drivers available on clean installs (perhaps not the case anymore with W10). That just drives me mad. I don't use disc drives so driver discs are usually coasters to me.
post #28 of 93
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This article shows results on Killer's physical Gigabit NIC's, not their wireless cards. Still does not change that fact that the results are in microseconds ie. 0.001ms (milliseconds) and have minuscule effect on point-to-point latency.

Wireless is an entirely different beast altogether. So many things can have an effect on latency considering it is a best case transmission with CSMA/CA that your wireless card would be that last thing to check to improve latency.

Anandtech tested killer wireless a while ago and it shows the lowest latency on tests.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4590/bigfoots-killern-1102-wireless-networking-vs-the-world/4
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Anandtech tested killer wireless a while ago and it shows the lowest latency on tests.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4590/bigfoots-killern-1102-wireless-networking-vs-the-world/4

But remember some of these sites are sponsors of the products, so the mistruth or rather what they may not tell. They can pick and choose certain programs that benefit the product over ones that may not play friendly with the software/hardware.
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+1 I get the lowest pings I've ever had with my Killer NIC.
    
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