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EAX never worked for me with the Xonar DX
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Originally Posted by rpgman1 View Post
Why another 1366 mobo when 1155 just arrived? The Killer NIC and sound card into one package is really nice. I was wondering about picking up a good sound card, but this combo package seems too good to be true.
This is most likely just a Rampage III Extreme with some minor modification/update.

Like a new set of heatsinks, different PCB color(I believe this one is matte black), some minor tweaks to fix any previous issues, a new addon card(NIC and Xonar). And most importantly, a new and more premium price tag.

I didn't look at the picture very carefully, but the layout is extremely similar to R3E. It probably doesn't cost much to develop the board itself, and the NIC+Xonar card can be used in the future as well.
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post #23 of 69
can i just get the card

dunno if i want an ugly molex connecting there though, hard to hide
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Has Bigfoot improved their network transfer performance? IIRC, they were actually pretty poor when it came to network transfer speeds and were relatively negligible when it came to improving pings (which is almost entirely up to your ISP anyways) and thus the only significant reason to get the card was for its extra tools and connection control it can provide.

At any rate, this definitely makes more sense than a stand-alone card. I know Vision Tek made a Radeon 5770 with one included, and Gigabyte has announced they're going to be producing motherboards with an embedded KillerNIC solution.
I think PowerColor or MSI is also going to release a 5770 with Killer.

However, I don't know if the Killer NIC is worth it or not. I'm currently using a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH Wireless N Router with Intel Wireless 5300 in my desktop. I didn't really notice any differences in online gaming and I usually have the lowest ping in most Bad Company 2 servers with my wireless setup.

But maybe I should get a Killer NIC card for my dad's stock streaming computer, lol
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post #25 of 69
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Originally Posted by Danker16 View Post
EAX never worked for me with the Xonar DX
Well of course it won't work for you, EAX has not worked since windows XP, and you're using 7!

Anyway, anyone have any idea as to whether this thing has dolby headphone or not?
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post #26 of 69
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Originally Posted by SchmoSalt View Post
This might be the first Killer NIC you might actually want to buy.
Killer NICs are great, just marketed completely wrong.

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1366 is technically still Intel's enthusiast platform, and Ivy Bridge won't be coming till 2H 2011. Plenty of time for it to sell.
Ivy Bridge = 22nm, there are 32nm enthusiast/server parts coming out though.

We don't know when Ivy Bridge is out, but it may be the end of this year (To replace the 32nm Socket 1155 CPUs)

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Originally Posted by bojinglebells View Post
Has Bigfoot improved their network transfer performance? IIRC, they were actually pretty poor when it came to network transfer speeds and were relatively negligible when it came to improving pings (which is almost entirely up to your ISP anyways) and thus the only significant reason to get the card was for its extra tools and connection control it can provide.

At any rate, this definitely makes more sense than a stand-alone card. I know Vision Tek made a Radeon 5770 with one included, and Gigabyte has announced they're going to be producing motherboards with an embedded KillerNIC solution.
I thought the network transfer performance was pretty good?
The main reason to get these are TOE I think..Ask Duckie, I remember he had a huge arguement over whether Killer NIC was good or not.
    
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I remember when the Killer NIC came out. After checking several reviews, not one person said it was worth the money over a on board nic. In one blind test, more people actually thought it was slower than the on board nic.

So why now? Why bring something back that only got bad reviews?
     
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post #29 of 69
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Originally Posted by rpgman1 View Post
Why another 1366 mobo when 1155 just arrived? The Killer NIC and sound card into one package is really nice. I was wondering about picking up a good sound card, but this combo package seems too good to be true.
Because there is still a demand for 1366, especially at the high-end for users who want six-core chips.

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Originally Posted by kyle-reece View Post
Well of course it won't work for you, EAX has not worked since windows XP, and you're using 7!

Anyway, anyone have any idea as to whether this thing has dolby headphone or not?
ASUS has an EAX emulator bundled with their drivers. It does work in Windows 7, when it works at all.

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Originally Posted by Nick7269 View Post
I remember when the Killer NIC came out. After checking several reviews, not one person said it was worth the money over a on board nic. In one blind test, more people actually thought it was slower than the on board nic.

So why now? Why bring something back that only got bad reviews?
The Killer NIC has improved quite a bit since that original model. It's faster, and a lot cheaper, plus you can still do some pretty neat things with it.
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The Killer NIC has improved quite a bit since that original model. It's faster, and a lot cheaper, plus you can still do some pretty neat things with it.
Well that is good, I finally hear something positive about the nic. I will keep an open mind for the future. Maybe sooner than later the internet will will improve.
     
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