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I think ASUS became the brand of my next motherboard, NIC, and soundcard. If the motherboard sports SATA6.0Gbps, USB 3.0, good chipset cooling, and the latest Ivy Bridge processors, this is going to be a sweeet setup. If the price is right, I'll be upgrading asap!
    
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We can all expect Ivy Bridge to be at least two times more powerful than sandy bridge with 16 cores.
If you're expecting "at least two times more powerful than sandy bridge", you're going to be extremely disappointed. Your expectations are unrealistic.
On Topic: The only review I've seen on the killer had no benefit for most games, but a huge benefit in WoW.
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Killer NIC got some momentum with them
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molex connectors are still used because they are easy to convert to other needs that you may have. I'm not a fan of the connectors, but really they haven't made a new standard that can REALLY replace it, pcie and sata power connectors are too specialized...
SATA power connectors have more options than Molex...Molex doesn't have 3.3v, SATA does.


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I'd assume it'd be an x4 for the simple reason that if it's a true Gigabit network card (as in, full duplex gigabit) that in and of itself would max out (almost exactly) an x1 slot. But, if it's not a true gigabit NIC, then yes it's probably x1.
PCIe 1x = 250MB/s each way if its 1.1
FD Gigabit Network = 125MB/s each way, right?

Heaps of bandwidth, if its PCIe 2.0 then it has 500MB/s each way to play with.

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On Topic: The only review I've seen on the killer had no benefit for most games, but a huge benefit in WoW.
They market it wrong, it has some great ideas.
    
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They market it wrong, it has some great ideas.
I'm not sure what you're referring to. If the nic card had no benefit in all the games tested other than WoW, how would you market it?
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I'm not sure what you're referring to. If the nic card had no benefit in all the games tested other than WoW, how would you market it?
Not at games, it has some nice features (eg. download something and game online at the same time with a low ping, the first gen had that Linux thing), but an onboard NIC is fine for gamers, they should have marketed it at the networking crowd.
    
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the killer dropped pings times. it wasn't supposed to game changer performance boost.
Well i bet this be sold separately and if they aren't i'm sure some mobo owner will sell them off separately.
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the killer dropped pings times. it wasn't supposed to game changer performance boost.
Well i bet this be sold separately and if they aren't i'm sure some mobo owner will sell them off separately.
No, it never really dropped latency (ping), it was marketed to do so though.
    
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