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Old 04-13-11, 04:54 PM   #23
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Default Re: Goodbye Onboard NIC. Hello Killer NIC 2100.

Originally Posted by AngelGraves13 View Post
My ping in TF2 is pretty decent as long as I don't have anything downloading. Valve's games all have great ping and net code. It's other games that are written very poorly, like UT3 for example. That game actually shows some benefit from using the Killer NIC. Every little bit helps, even if it's a tiny bit.
So, you're trying to say that a game dictates how your ping will be, instead of your distance from the server, how many hops, and what the traffic congestion is like?

Originally Posted by AngelGraves13 View Post
I should have it tomorrow, and I'll let you know how it goes. If it helps offload the networking from the CPU, I should be able to get a few more FPS, and the ping should be a bit lower, so it can't hurt. I'll also test file transfers from my NAS to my computer and back.
I guess 8 threads can't handle <20kb/s of network traffic. So you need to offload that .01% cpu load because games bring the CPU to 100% load...
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