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Old 04-14-11, 07:51 PM   #34
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Default Re: Goodbye Onboard NIC. Hello Killer NIC 2100.

Originally Posted by Bman212121 View Post
My question would be what else do you run while gaming? I can see the scenario where you run torrents in the background would cause your pings to spike, but at the NIC level I don't see where you'll gain a whole lot with QoS. If I'm playing a game just about everything else is shut off so the only traffic would be game traffic. The biggest issue I could see is when someone else in your house fires up Hulu or netflix and then all of the sudden you're competing for bandwidth with someone else on the same network. This would be where QoS would be much more useful.

The one scenario I could really see where one of these NICs would improve network traffic is if your CPU is loaded down causing a delay before packets can be sent or replied to. On a single or dual core system with a game that can tax both cores it might be possible for that to occur.
The killer nic is only good for retards who cant figure out how to setup QOS on their routers.
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