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It's only as good as your ISP......

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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
just transferring data over lan in general.

Since it bypasses the windows network stack, it can arrange packets more efficiently, and prioritize traffic much better than any integrated lan.
The user won't really notice a difference. The price tag doesn't justify it.
Edited by KOBALT - 2/3/11 at 6:17pm
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post #12 of 18
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True, but I have noticed that some people say it can be good for when you want to torrent and game, and it varies from card to card.

Regardless it doesn't seem like it will be worth it.

One interesting thing to note is some Sandy Bridge MoBos have these built in as their LAN ports.

Pretty sure they are 1366 not the 1155 platform.. by gigabyte.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by KOBALT View Post
It's only as good as your ISP......


The user won't really notice a difference. The price tag doesn't justify it.
If you have many network transfers going at once, you will notice it.

I agree that, most of the marketing around it is crap. It will not noticeably reduce your ping (unless you are pro/really good amateur). Your FPS will not change.
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The amount of money you're spending here, you might as well invest it into an additional 6gb.
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I see quite dissapointing. And this is the only good review

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/bigfoo...card-review/4/

IDK why his is so different, but w/e. If it can't help reduce ping and help you torrent + game, then forget it lol.
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Pretty sure they are 1366 not the 1155 platform.. by gigabyte.
nope 1155 was the one with it since intel or somebody labeled them with stickers
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Since it bypasses the windows network stack, it can arrange packets more efficiently, and prioritize traffic much better than any integrated lan.
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I don't think anyone is denying it is better than integrated, but whether or not it is justifiable of it's price tag
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