Originally Posted by AngelGraves13
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 not...it'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.
Yours must be broken... I have two Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) on my motherboard and they work perfectly. I always have the lowest ping at LAN parties, or the same as the lowest.
Also, it uses 10-12% in what? Copying a huge file over gigabit? Dunno what to tell you there, mine doesn't break 3% cpu load when I do that.