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Old 04-13-11, 08:06 PM   #24
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Default Re: Goodbye Onboard NIC. Hello Killer NIC 2100.

Originally Posted by Roadhog View Post
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?

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...
My Realtek onboard NIC uses about 10 to 12% CPU. I've tested it already. If it was 0.01% I wouldn't give a ****, but it's's ~10% which can make a noticeable difference, and offloading that will net me some fps and lower my ping.

Realtek is a pretty lousy company. Their onboard audio hisses when the network is in use, and their onboard NIC has ping issues. Intel's NIC is much better, but sadly mine came built-in with Realtek. Maybe it was ASUS's choice to save a few dollars.

There's actually an ASUS motherboard with built-in Killer NIC, but there's no point in upgrading a motherboard when Intel's X79 is right around the corner.
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