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THe underlying concept when it first came out is that it could take the load off the CPU (), thus allowing higher FPS
lol, wouldn't any old pci NIC do the same, "take load of the CPU"
    
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lol, wouldn't any old pci NIC do the same, "take load of the CPU"
The M1 has an on-board precossor....like the X-FI's have processors.....

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OH WOW GUYS you have to read some of the posts in the forum. A few........

So many noob comments.....don't even know where to begin flaming....must hold back.....

SUCH LIARS!
Are they serious?


They can't be serious.....
 
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Haha, this is what happens when a whole bunch of people with money start playing games.. and then, start thinking they can get better with these useless parts. I play on a 1.0MBps connection w/ a wireless card that is always connected at half signal.. and I still poon on CS 1.6 and Source.. all day.
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does it actually improve though, i mean it looks like a beefy card and they got a 3ms improvement in battlefield with 15% fps?

http://www.bigfootnetworks.com/Forum...read.php?t=593

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After spending an evening of gaming with and without the Killer NIC and Killer K1 on both our Windows XP Pro and Windows Vista Ultimate test systems it was the unanimously agreed by all that the Killer NIC and Killer K1 is not worth the added $180-$250 cost. The Killer NIC and Killer K1 did reduce our pings and improved frame rates, but by less than 5%. The difference was so small that no one could correctly tell when the Killer NIC was or wasn't installed in our 'blind' taste test, which was rather alarming. If someone is going to spend $180-$250 on something they better be able to see and notice the difference when they game.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/478/7/
post #15 of 22
I can't fathom why this card would not do exactly what it claims to do. Many of our CPU's struggle with internet intense games like WoW, and I am hesitant to blame server lag every time.

Especially, if your like me and have a slower CPU than most gamers!
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Only reason you should get that for is because it looks cool.
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My understanding is that they can do some kinda cool stuff, such as run an independent firewall or manage downloads to a seperate HDD with good bandwith prioritizing- ie no performance loss while downloading and playing games simultaneously.

Nonetheless, It certainly isn't worth hundreds of dollars, and i very much doubt that it in any way helps your connection speeds/latency. Also, if you have the cash and availible pci slot, you probably should be doing something else. SHAME ON ANYONE WHO HAS AN AVAILIBLE PCI SLOT FOR THIS
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The IDEA of this card is awesome. Not because its does anything special to help your computer, but because it runs a little linux box within your PC which you can use for absolutely anything. Personally, I'd use it to download torrents and run ventrilo. I'd stick a firewall in there too but I already have one on my network. Now, all that being said, I still think its a waste of money. For the same price you can buy a second PC that is much more powerful and can do all those things too.

They need to do 3 things to make this card absolutely worth buying:
1 - Give it two separate ports, and make them capable of load balancing (you get up to twice the connection speed this way).
2 - Switch out the processor for an Atom or VIA C3 or some other low power x86 compatible one. Since its current processor has its own instruction set, programs have to be written and compiled specifically to run on it.
3 - Completely dump the whole idea of bypassing the network stack - it won't lower pings by more than 1ms unless you have a really really crappy 486 or something. Besides, the drivers and configuration needed to do it causes a lot of problems.
4 - Drop the price to $100 for the weak model, $150 for the more powerful one TOPS.

If those things are done it would be worth every penny and I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
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The IDEA of this card is awesome. Not because its does anything special to help your computer, but because it runs a little linux box within your PC which you can use for absolutely anything. Personally, I'd use it to download torrents and run ventrilo. I'd stick a firewall in there too but I already have one on my network. Now, all that being said, I still think its a waste of money. For the same price you can buy a second PC that is much more powerful and can do all those things too.

They need to do 3 things to make this card absolutely worth buying:
1 - Give it two separate ports, and make them capable of load balancing (you get up to twice the connection speed this way).
2 - Switch out the processor for an Atom or VIA C3 or some other low power x86 compatible one. Since its current processor has its own instruction set, programs have to be written and compiled specifically to run on it.
3 - Completely dump the whole idea of bypassing the network stack - it won't lower pings by more than 1ms unless you have a really really crappy 486 or something. Besides, the drivers and configuration needed to do it causes a lot of problems.
4 - Drop the price to $100 for the weak model, $150 for the more powerful one TOPS.

If those things are done it would be worth every penny and I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
How about throw in some onboard memory, make it x4 PCIe, and give it a SATA controller as well. I would spend $300 for a complete PC INSIDE my PC. It could run RAID, NIC, firewall, P2P... sickness.
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