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Old 04-13-11, 01:35 AM   #13
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Netgear WNDR3700v1

It's not the best router for gaming though, I'll tell you that much. Who wants to go through the trouble of making profiles, which don't even work?
/facepalm... You do understand that once a packet leaves your modem there is nothing you can do to affect it?

You should put DDWRT on your router anyways.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
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Old 04-13-11, 01:40 AM   #14
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/facepalm... You do understand that once a packet leaves your modem there is nothing you can do to affect it?

You should put DDWRT on your router anyways.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
Of course I know that. /facepalm

I'm just saying a Gaming Router does NOTHING!
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Old 04-13-11, 01:43 AM   #15
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Of course I know that. /facepalm

I'm just saying a Gaming Router does NOTHING!
and neither does a Killer NIC.
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Old 04-13-11, 01:53 AM   #16
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and neither does a Killer NIC.
Did you even read the review? Take 5 mins, use the gifts god has given you and read.
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Old 04-13-11, 02:02 AM   #17
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Did you even read the review? Take 5 mins, use the gifts god has given you and read.
Yeah, I read reviews that weren't paid off by BFN.
Like this one...
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...network-card/1

0 difference.
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Old 04-13-11, 02:54 AM   #18
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I really want to see your results when you get it. I wonder if you will even notice it, or if it will just be a placebo effect.
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Old 04-13-11, 03:42 AM   #19
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I'll keep you posted.

If it really does nothing, I'll get a refund.

I know someone who has one and claims it helps his ping slightly. We'll see...

Here's another review

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/bigfoo...k-card-review/
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Old 04-13-11, 07:13 AM   #20
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Found a review. It seems like it does help with ping, but not with file transfers.

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/bigfoo...k-card-review/
i like how the TF2 framerate almost doubles just using the killer nic 2100.
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Old 04-13-11, 07:25 AM   #21
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I'll keep you posted.

If it really does nothing, I'll get a refund.

I know someone who has one and claims it helps his ping slightly. We'll see...

Here's another review

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/bigfoo...k-card-review/
thats the same review link on page 1 with the bs tf2 ping.
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Old 04-13-11, 03:49 PM   #22
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thats the same review link on page 1 with the bs tf2 ping.
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.

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.
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Old 04-13-11, 05:54 PM   #23
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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?

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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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Old 04-13-11, 09:06 PM   #24
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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 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.
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