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VMF-214_HaVoK
09-26-2006, 02:51 PM
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/33-342-001-08.JPG

Sounds very promising. Home page here http://www.killernic.com/KillerNic/

You can buy one and read the user reviews here http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustratingReview.asp?item=N82E16833342001

I just got me a bonus from work and this thing has me thinking. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

VMF-214_HaVoK
09-26-2006, 02:51 PM
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/33-342-001-08.JPG

Sounds very promising. Home page here http://www.killernic.com/KillerNic/

You can buy one and read the user reviews here http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustratingReview.asp?item=N82E16833342001

I just got me a bonus from work and this thing has me thinking. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Jamelo
09-26-2006, 03:17 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Ooooooo whats that?

p1ngu666
09-26-2006, 03:24 PM
280 dollars tho http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Sergio_101
09-26-2006, 04:57 PM
Looks like a good way to seperate you from your money
for a cool looking card.

Sergio

VMF-214_HaVoK
09-26-2006, 05:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sergio_101:
Looks like a good way to seperate you from your money
for a cool looking card.

Sergio </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I of coarse thought that too. But did you read the user reviews of this thing? Many pros few cons. Several claim a 20fps increase in online gaming.

Daiichidoku
09-26-2006, 05:20 PM
and makes a nice backup weapon for your bat'leth, too

WB_Outlaw
09-26-2006, 09:19 PM
I wonder if a high end machine will see any benefit? I don't see any decrease in frame rate offline versus online so I don't think the game is being hampered by NIC interrupts. Some cards (I don't know how many) have a setting where you can batch the interrupts so that it doesn't generate one for each packet but I forget what it's called...wait a sec, just remembered, it's called interrupt coalescing(sp?) and it may be what this card does.

--Outlaw.

Sordid_Sinister
09-26-2006, 10:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
and makes a nice backup weapon for your bat'leth, too </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Sergio_101
09-27-2006, 03:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sordid_Sinister:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
and makes a nice backup weapon for your bat'leth, too </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


((Inovative marketing + Idiot) - $$$$$$$) = happy vendor

or

the (sq root of stupidity * the number of gullable teenagers)= profts.

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I have seen where some idiots build their computers with mirrors
or even want the mother board upside down
(I have been asked to build that)
so they can show off their expensive cards.
I have thought of building a custom clear
reverse motherboard case for those idiots.

sergio

WOLFMondo
09-27-2006, 03:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
Several claim a 20fps increase in online gaming. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And I'm Winston Churchill. Placebo effect. Someone whos dumb enough to spend $280 on a network card needs to make themselves feel good for being so stupid.

Philipscdrw
09-27-2006, 04:11 AM
"Up to 10% reduction in ping" - so a ping request spends up to 10% of its time travelling through the network card? This might be true, I suppose, if every other component in the network is based on superconducter technology - a 0.3ms reduction to a 3ms ping is a 10% reduction, I suppose...

My NIC cost about 5 and I never experience lag online. (Granted, in FB, I'm never close enough to the other guy to see if it's lagging or not!)

Texas LongHorn
09-27-2006, 06:52 AM
Hey guys, I can see some reason for having something like this, but it doesn't really apply to gaming. If the beast ACTUALLY bypasses the Windows stack, then like they say, apps like VOIP and peer to peer would, in theory, run faster and mo' better. Like others have said though, that's alot of money for a simple NIC &lt;ggg.&gt; All the best, LongHorn

hshmulik
09-27-2006, 07:40 AM
I've heard of such things for 1g and 10g network adapters - its called TOE and stands for TCP/IP Offloading Engine. It is a hardware/firmware implementation of the TCP/IP stack and I believe it is supported in WinXP and forward. Not sure if this is what this card actaully does.

I just can't see the benefit since a normal home user would plug the NIC to the Cable/DSL modem, which is the actual bottleneck in the path. The NIC can push 100mbps, but modem usually do only around 1.5mbps, so....

Not to mention the price.