Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by MartinNixon0422, May 8, 2014.
I'd love to do a review on it but since they don'tdo aadd on cards anymore it would be tough
I would like to see how the fancy 8 core Atom C2750 and it's 4 ethernet PHYs built into the CPU would fare up against other adapters. I wouldn't be surprised if the SoC approach for high-speed networking would be comparable to what's available as an add-on card.
KillerNic will help you, CFOS on Intel can too, but requires manual settings.
KillerNIC is ready for torrents and gaming..or streaming and gaming...without you having to do anything. That's why I like them.
Intel is more capable, and can offer the same if not better with CFOS...but you have to set it up manually.
No. Unless I'm wrong, the killer NICS implement the complete TCP/IP stack in hardware as opposed to a software stack in windows, theoretically lowering CPU usage vs any other NIC.
However, unless you are running a 486, this won't be noticable.
Yeah copper in ground or aerial- how old or new that copper is. Other interference...
^ those tests are done while hammering the network on that PC with torrents and file transfers. again with the fact this ONLY applies if the cause of high ping and lag was on the PC with the killer NIC card - if your NAS was causing the issues uploading to your brother while he was streaming video over 4G to his phone, or your sister was uploading selfies to facebook... well, you're screwed.
yes, but its the software that does it, not the hardware. it will also only work if the torrents are being ran from that specific PC, as i stated above. you need to be running unusual amounts of traffic to run into a situation it helps.
You bet. And an Intel NIC isn't going to fix that. But...should all those device run CFOS software...it might. It's at least intelligent enough to let you prioritize network traffic across all your PCs, so you can make sure your traffic on your PC goes through and everyone else gets the problems.
out the box it is setup to prioritize games above torrent clients.
i love this debate me, tends to be lots of people saying they are great i have one. or they are shit, i heard.
i got one for a laugh to see what it was like and in some games the difference is night and day (without torrents running). i would hate to play bf52 or cod75 without it. some games i can't tell the differnce like cs or tf at all.
with torrents running, well some games you can't even stay connected, with the killer you do not even know it is running.
if you have 1 box for all your needs then the killer is almost a no brainer, if you have a games machine and a torrent box then i would only if you played some laggy console ports
QoS has no place on residential connections killernic's are overpriced junk in my book
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