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[US] [Amazon] Intel PRO/1000 Pt Dual Port Server Adapter (PCI-E 1.1 x4)

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  1. Aquinus

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    Just 40 USD. I bought myself one and got it quickly. It doesn't come with a low-profile adapter though.

    Don't let the PCI-E 1.1 scare you, that's still 1GB/s which is more than enough to drive the dual NICs on this card. Supports all the normal goodies afaict (teaming, jumbo frames, etc.)

    If your gateway needs a couple more ports, this is a great deal.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BMZHX2/?tag=tec06d-20
     
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    Okay, so will this be any better than moat onboard solutions?
     
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    Yes but for the average user, even an enthusiast like myself wont find much use of it.
     
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    It's good for someone who runs a gateway or needs to do connection bridging or something along those lines.

    This isn't one of those "I need it to be faster" upgrades.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, I've always wondered if my onboard could be out preformed by a PCI version. If so, any suggestions?
     
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    I have PCI-E x1 Intel chipset based network card and I always feel internet browsing and game play is much zippier and smoother. Also Intel's software has more tweaking options especially if the card is used for virtual machines (on host).
     
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    Yes, for hypervisor compatibility. Hyper-V/Vmware has drivers for it and it will work with the VMs without issues, unlike some onboard NICs.
     

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