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I think most games use UDP for the actual gameplay, and TCP for the setup etc (not sure though - I don't game).

Regardless, you will get no real benefit at all from a new NIC though. The latency you have now will be 95%+ down to the distances and various hops your traffic takes across the Atlantic. Improving your server response by 1ms means nothing if you already have 100ms latency because your friend is 4000 miles away.
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Originally Posted by Limes View Post
There will be a lot of srcds (CS:S, TF2, maybe a L4D2), vent, maybe a mumble server. Its not that I have a problem with them now, people still get good-great pings, but I want to increase performance even more. Especially with UK friends that pop in from time to time, it would be great to give them better reg and latency.

I was thinking Killer NIC first, but it offloads UDP, and most game servers use TCP if I am not mistaken, so TCP offloading would benefit me more.
beast makes good points as always.

The vast majority of gaming packets are UDP. TOE won't help UDP.

Also, TOE really only helps with LANs.
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