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It is usually best to have one that matches the routers capability for best results. MIMO to MIMO Speed booster to Speed booster if it is wireless.
    
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This at least seems like much better idea in comparison to the as of yet useless physics cards.
    
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This at least seems like much better idea in comparison to the as of yet useless physics cards.
But the gaming NIC is overpriced compared to what it does... so it's in the same ballpark as the physics card.
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I read a bunch of reviews when it came out. It increases FPS slightly, and decreases ping enough to notice it. Can't remember how much though. The overall opinion was that it worked, but it was very expensive.
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network cards do increase FPS though, cause less usage on the CPU.
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My situation is that I presently have Cable modem at my apartment, I'm moving into a house at the end of the month and will have a wireless modem installed. I won't have accesss to DSL or to cable modem. The wireless connection with is a new connection called "Sympatico unplugged" its uses a high speed wireless network.... its not a satelite connection, I beleive it uses some type of high speed radio signal or high speed cell phone signal. It has about half the upload and downloads speed of a conventional cable modem. I'm afraid my ping response time will suffer because of this and I'm looking into other means of improving it as much as possible. I'm just affraid my online gaming will suck.

I presently have a regular PCI Ethernet card.... is upgrading to a PCI-e x 1 Ethernet card worth it?
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My situation is that I presently have Cable modem at my apartment, I'm moving into a house at the end of the month and will have a wireless modem installed. I won't have accesss to DSL or to cable modem. The wireless connection with is a new connection called "Sympatico unplugged" its uses a high speed wireless network.... its not a satelite connection, I beleive it uses some type of high speed radio signal or high speed cell phone signal. It has about half the upload and downloads speed of a conventional cable modem. I'm afraid my ping response time will suffer because of this and I'm looking into other means of improving it as much as possible. I'm just affraid my online gaming will suck.

I presently have a regular PCI Ethernet card.... is upgrading to a PCI-e x 1 Ethernet card worth it?
Nope.

AnandTech has a review on that overly expensive NIC, and it's showing that it can get you about 2FPS more in games, and the pings are about even with other cards (about even with the ONBOARD ethernet on the ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium...)
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post #18 of 24
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I know the connection speed won't be affected... but what about the responce time? would a PCI-e x 1 network card have a better responce time then a regular PCI network card?
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I know the connection speed won't be affected... but what about the responce time? would a PCI-e x 1 network card have a better responce time then a regular PCI network card?
Nope.

Only time you'll notice is if you're working with MASSIVE amounts of bandwidth.

Now if you had an OC-48 connection to your house...
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post #20 of 24
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Those are IPS backbone optical carrier connections.... I couldn't afford the connection, let itself the router to connect the damn thing to my PC hahaha

We'll.... once I move out I might do some testing and order an PCI-e x 1 ethernet card just for the fun of it.

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