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I haven't had any problems with the software at all.
    
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post #42 of 93
I used to have the K1 Killer. Good NIC. Sold it here on OCN a couple years ago. Back in the day, it really did help out with some games.
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People dont mention the software bundled, that alone is just fantastic. I can throttle up/down load speeds for any program which has access to the internet. Bittorrent no longer eats my connection speeds slowing web browsing to a crawl when dl a .... Whatever

If only BT clients had some form of U/L, D/L, max connection throttling settings.

Oh wait.... biggrin.gif
     
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People dont mention the software bundled, that alone is just fantastic. I can throttle up/down load speeds for any program which has access to the internet. Bittorrent no longer eats my connection speeds slowing web browsing to a crawl when dl a .... Whatever

If only BT clients had some form of U/L, D/L, max connection throttling settings.

Oh wait.... biggrin.gif

I only posted one image of one part of the software. Still the one image shows the simplestupid manner (BT does have a method but does every other single internet using program also have throttle ability) in which you can control speeds.
post #45 of 93
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I only posted one image of one part of the software. Still the one image shows the simplestupid manner (BT does have a method but does every other single internet using program also have throttle ability) in which you can control speeds.

Yeah sorryi knew what you were getting set. I just had to be "that guy" smile.gif
     
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Originally Posted by cravinmild View Post

I only posted one image of one part of the software. Still the one image shows the simplestupid manner (BT does have a method but does every other single internet using program also have throttle ability) in which you can control speeds.

Yeah sorryi knew what you were getting set. I just had to be "that guy" smile.gif

All good thumb.gif i was "that guy" too but in a another thread. Sometimes its hard to resist biggrin.gif
post #47 of 93
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Had to choose between a SC or Nic. Guess what won


People dont mention the software bundled, that alone is just fantastic. I can throttle up/down load speeds for any program which has access to the internet. Bittorrent no longer eats my connection speeds slowing web browsing to a crawl when dl a .... Whatever

This kind of software is what I hope Intel and Realtek would make for their chips.
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Honestly yes it works but a differance in MICROSECONDS? I mean come on, Milliseconds maybe but MICROSECONDS?

Yep. Not only do mics sell, but so do nanos. It's the reason Solarflare and Exablaze absolutely own the low-latency market. To put it in perspective, a Solarflare 7322 using onload (kernel bypass) in RHEL gets a packet on the wire in around 1us, Exablaze claims ~900ns for the Exanic, but my testing has been closer to 1us. There's a cost to all of this, of course, and use cases outside of HFT/HPC are few and far between.

HFT dorkiness aside, the i219-v is one of Intel's least expensive chips (http://ark.intel.com/products/family/2469/Intel-Gigabit-Ethernet-Network-Connection), and anything you might gain (~50us according to probably some of the worst testing methodology I've seen in a while) by using a Killer would be completely offset by jitter or crappy routing over WAN. One upside to the i219-v is that it does PTP, though I'm pretty sure nobody here cares about that (nor has the spare cash to buy a GPS Grandmaster for giggles). Seeing how poorly most games are optimized for multiple CPU cores, you could just bind any NIC you want to a single core and juice the buffer size to get a bit more real-life improvement.
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Well.

 

It would be interesting if I could conduct the test myself. Is such a test easy to conduct?

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I can remember who it was on OCN ( will look at my pm's) but there were a few settings I needed to change not documented to bypass the windows stack to truly get the full functionality. I experienced improvements in WoW high density areas as well as BF BC hit detection < this one was a vast and instant improvement over whatever was offered on the mobo.
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