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Today we are going to be looking at a hybrid graphics/network card, featuring an amalgamation of technology from AMD and Bigfoot Networks. This card from VisionTek combines a 1GB HD5770 with a KillerNic 2100 to offer lower ping times with decent mainstream gaming performance.
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The actual NIC testing of this review is the important part. The GPU itself is not directly compared against other GPU's so please just hold that complaint to yourself as we all know how an HD5770 performs.
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Very interested, especially for those with mITX gaming rigs Glad they chose a decent card to stick it on too, sort of wish it was on the 6850 though.
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Very interested, especially for those with mITX gaming rigs Glad they chose a decent card to stick it on too, sort of wish it was on the 6850 though.
Well these cards were announced awhile ago. And they've been available (not in the US, but Europe & Asia) for a little over 3 months I do believe.

The Reviews are just slow to come in.


Though yes, I do agree; HD6850/HD6870 or a GTX 460 1GB / GTX 560 Ti would be awesome to see these Killer NIC's come on.

The only downside is that currently only EVGA & Visiontek sell these NIC's as stand-a-lone units.
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post #4 of 6
im suprized by the power consumption. i would think it would be more than that, of course furmark isn't gonna stress the killer chip. they didn't get much of an overclock out of either. kinda cool though.
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I wonder if those self-tests are accurate. Its no surprise that realtek nics are garbage, but i would wonder how it stacks up compared to a decent onboard intel nic.
    
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Idk... I'd have a hard time convincing myself to buy this for $195 when I can just shop around and possibly get two separate devices that are better for cheaper... in fact I just did that recently. I would like it all in one package but I can't pass up better components.

But for mITX builds this is a good thing.
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