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Old May 17, 2009, 01:06 AM
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Default So those Killer Bigfoot NIC cards - worth it?

You've all seen the promos for those uber expensive network cards - anybody using one? How is it? Worth the cash?
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Old May 17, 2009, 01:12 AM
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Nope.

Waste of money.
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Old May 17, 2009, 01:12 AM
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Waste of money.
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Old May 17, 2009, 02:13 AM
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If you're looking into a NIC, the intel ones seem to be the best choice... and aren't 200 bucks

Killer NIC = waste of money. You'd be better off buying rims for your computer chair.
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Old May 17, 2009, 09:46 AM
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If you're looking into a NIC, the intel ones seem to be the best choice... and aren't 200 bucks
exactly. A guy on the NCIX forums did a comparison between the two and the Intel gigabit card was nearly identical.
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Old May 17, 2009, 10:42 AM
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For most peeps the built in / on the mobo is good enough, for everyone else Intel daughter card FTW. :)
Though to be honest its hard to justify even the Intel's modest added cost, down right impossible w/ the killer nic line :(
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Old May 17, 2009, 03:39 PM
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Killer NICs are considered a joke among many folks.

Rims on a chair? Now you're talking!
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Old May 17, 2009, 03:51 PM
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EVGA doesn't seem to think so, LMAO.

Just look at the claims here they make, talk about a load of garbage.

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Bigfoot Networks™ technology is optimized for online gaming and real-time communications applications. The EVGA Killer Xeno Pro uses a 400MHz Network Processing Unit (NPU) to offload all networking operations. The NPU acts as a co-processor dedicated to running the networking portion of games and other applications. This NPU, along with Bigfoot Networks™ patented software algorithms, accelerates, prioritizes and shapes the packet stream that goes to and from the computer, thereby allowing EVGA Killer Xeno Pro to bypass the Windows Stack and allow the NPU to handle all the network functions. This results in the CPU being able to run at full speed, while checking for and receiving network data as fast as possible.
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Old May 17, 2009, 04:02 PM
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The Intel card actually performed slightly better than the Killer Xeno Pro NIC all across the board.
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I wonder how the gigabit packet sharing linkable connections on my 790i motherboard compare to the intel NICs, I highly doubt I will ever need anywhere near that much bandwidth. 1 gigabite pipe is good enough for me =P
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