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fasedww
05-14-10, 09:56 AM
Heres a read about there new killer nic coming out.

http://www.bootdaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1488&Itemid=56

Rakeesh
05-14-10, 01:50 PM
This is way overkill for what it's trying to accomplish. The only way you can improve latency over stock motherboard NIC's is through QoS with game packets prioritized above anything else, which is all this card effectively does. That can easily be done on the software level, there's no need for a $129 network card.

If they wanted a real comparison, they should have compared that card vs an onboard intel network adapter which already does everything in hardware.

CaptNKILL
05-14-10, 02:32 PM
:eek2:

They gave it a 10/10 and claimed that at $129 it was a "no brainer"...

That doesn't sound biased at all...

Q
05-14-10, 02:36 PM
A $30 Intel Pro is pretty bad ass card. Far faster and more reliable than any Realtek onboard I've run.

nekrosoft13
05-14-10, 02:43 PM
yeah, i had to get an intel pro gigabit card for my server, because realtek had issues streaming high bitrate video files to my HTPC

Q
05-14-10, 02:46 PM
yeah, i had to get an intel pro gigabit card for my server, because realtek had issues streaming high bitrate video files to my HTPC

I'm really happy with Broadcom on the server front. They slaughter Intel when it comes to iSCSI traffic.

Bot for my HOME server I love my cheap Intel cards. I had the same video issues with Realtek and my HTPC.

nekrosoft13
05-14-10, 04:17 PM
on what end did you had the issue?

because the HTPC also has realtek, and it pulls videos fine, just the realtek in the server had issues

Smee
05-14-10, 05:29 PM
I really have no idea how this company stays in business, do they have a huge parent company or something?

I have never known anyone who owned one, or even wanted one.

t3hl33td4rg0n
05-14-10, 05:44 PM
I would be impressed if it came with a hardware firewall to go with it, but anything over $30 for a NIC is a waste.

CaptNKILL
05-14-10, 05:48 PM
I really have no idea how this company stays in business, do they have a huge parent company or something?

I have never known anyone who owned one, or even wanted one.

From the tone of that review, I think Boot Daily probably buys enough of their products to keep them in business all on their own...

At an MSRP of $129 dollars, this is an upgrade that – to me – is a total no-brainer. The “tactical feel” while playing on the 2100 is something that’s hard to put into a benchmark. Its overall smoothness of gameplay is truly something you must experience to fully appreciate.

saturnotaku
05-14-10, 09:18 PM
From the tone of that review, I think Boot Daily probably buys enough of their products to keep them in business all on their own...

And I'd be willing to bet if you swiped his computer and swapped the $129 NIC for a $30 Intel one without telling him, he wouldn't know the difference.

fasedww
05-18-10, 08:15 PM
And I'd be willing to bet if you swiped his computer and swapped the $129 NIC for a $30 Intel one without telling him, he wouldn't know the difference.

Here's what he said about that,

http://www.bootdaily.com/index.php

ragejg
05-18-10, 08:41 PM
Hm.

http://www.bootdaily.com/images/stories/hardware/networking/bigfoot/killer2100/left4dead2.png

onmikesline
05-18-10, 09:27 PM
who would spend money on something that looks cool for your nic lol

Rakeesh
05-19-10, 02:03 AM
Hm.

http://www.bootdaily.com/images/stories/hardware/networking/bigfoot/killer2100/left4dead2.png

What series is 82587DC from? I've never heard of it, hell google doesn't even turn anything up. I'd like to see that comparison against one of the intel pro 1000 CT series adapters. Or better yet, a pro 1000 PT which are meant for servers (and if the killernic was really THAT good, you'd start seeing a lot of enterprise level servers using it, which I've never heard of.)

Here's what he said about that,

http://www.bootdaily.com/index.php

That isn't one of the $30 ones. Who knows what it is, you can't find that model nomenclature anywhere. In fact I'd bet in a few hours after my posting you'll find my post listed first in google when you try looking it up. For all I know, he made that up completely. He doesn't even mention the method as to how he came up with that result (was it all of the same hardware except the killernic added later, how many times did he run the test, etc.)

I'd like to see a more seasoned hardware reviewer do the comparison than whoever this guy is, because he doesn't seem to be analyzing the difference in a very scientific manner.

Nick7
05-19-10, 02:18 AM
Oh, yeah.... instead of upgrading GFX card, upgrade NIC for more FPS.
While at it, I suggest to change speakers too for some extra FPS too. Also, tilting your monitor up can give you even extra few FPS.

Yeah, right....

It was all enough fishy with 1st picture on site of 'latency test'... but this is really taking it to whole new level.

Rakeesh
05-19-10, 02:30 AM
Little update, searching google for 82587DC now yields my very own post as the first search result, exactly as I predicted.

wysiwyg
05-19-10, 05:33 AM
its also a lexmark printer cartridge :P

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=82587+intel&btnG=Search&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=dBh&rlz=1R1GGGL_en___GB353&sa=2

lexmark, another overpriced rip off brand