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Hi guys,

I was browsing the net trying to find a PCI-e X1 network card, but I stumbled upon this thing?

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...oot%20Networks

It says it’s got PCI W/ Lag & Latency Reduction ???? Does this thing really work? and how can it reduce Lag?

I play a lot of games online and I could really use a network card like this "if it actually works"
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I'm currently selling a Linksys WMP54GX, one of the best wireless cards available, I game a lot online: Battlefield 2/2142 F.E.A.R Combat-> about 20 of ping.
http://www.overclock.net/sale/196405-sale-my-pc.html
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It prioritzes game packets to be sent first and such. Theoretically it should reduce lag, but I've heard otherwise a long time ago. Could be good, just check some recent reviews.

Also can't it run your anti virus and firewall on it? So it could reduce the stress on your cpu.
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I prioritzes game packets to be sent first and such. Theoretically it should reduce lag, but I've heard otherwise a long time ago. Could be good, just check some recent reviews.

Also can't it run your anti virus and firewall on it? So it could reduce the stress on your cpu.
What do you mean by... can't it run your anti virus and firewall on it?

I can see memory chips on the picture as well?? and it says 64Megs?? why in the heck would a Network card need 64Megs of memory?

How can it prioritize gaming packets if the only thing I'm running on my PC is the actual game itself?
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post #5 of 24
i doubt it can reduce lag much, maybe 3-4ms at most. sounds gimmicky to me
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What do you mean by... can't it run your anti virus and firewall on it?

I can see memory chips on the picture as well?? and it says 64Megs?? why in the heck would a Network card need 64Megs of memory?

How can it prioritize gaming packets if the only thing I'm running on my PC is the actual game itself?
There's almost always some little things going on your network that's just basic stuff, but it would realy see a difference while downloading something.

I remember hearing that it will run your anti virus and firewall from the card itself instead of the cpu, much like sound on a soundcard instead of the cpu. There were two versions, one with the heatsink that could do all this and the other without the heatsink and the ability to do that.
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post #7 of 24
I don't need to improve my 9ms ping to the servers I play in on CS:S...
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post #8 of 24
dont bother with those ones, everything works the same, its just a way for companies to attract people to buy unless it can actually be proven
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post #9 of 24
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Well, if this thing could actualy improve by 20ms it might be worth it..... has any one ever purchased one of these network cards?

and wouldn't just turning off the windows firewall as well as the northon anty virus be just as good if not better then running it off the network card itself?
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post #10 of 24
Ever played on a 2-system LAN using a crossover cable?

Pings usually show up as <1ms. It's not the NIC's fault for the high pings, it's the network.
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