So I lost my mind and bought one of these today from NCIX.com so it will be here in a few days or so.
Apparently from the reviews I read, this card actually does what it should as opposed to other 'Killer' cards. It was on for a decent price, $142 total/shipped. If it does not do what I expect, it will be going back. But I thought this would be a chance for everyone to learn if something like this is actually worth it. I am excited to see the results, and if it truely does what it says, I will keep it.
What are you thoughts and what have you heard about these types of cards? Do you think they can make it into the mainstream market such as videocards have?
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Oh geez. Unless you're replacing a defective NIC with this one, you've successfully wasted your money.
I swear, they can put "gaming" in front of anything (gaming mouse, gaming NIC, gaming pizza pockets) and people will buy it, thinking it will give them some kind of an edge, when in fact they're mostly trading their money for a well-packaged placebo.
If you can't beat down the n00bs with a "regular" NIC/keyboard/mouse/etc., then you're not much of a gamer in the first place.
I can tell either of you have no idea what it is or what it does, lol.
I think it will have a noticeable difference, but only to cover about $80 worth of it's performance. In other words, it should be priced from $70-90 if it does do what it says. I don't think countless user and websites are wrong.
I have no problem owning btw, this will just give me an edge.
I will notice if it does make any sort of difference. I monitor ping, packetloss/jitter very closely in all my games and notice the smallest settings - so if this card does anything, I'll notice. As far as numbers go, I do have pre-defined numbers ready to compare with this new NIC.
You've obviously made your mind up already, so whatever. But you've been snookered. The only "benchmarks" to support their ridiculous claims are generated by people with a direct financial interest in said ridiculous claims. Evens**tty 6 year old NICs should give you UDP latencies in the low hundreds of microseconds:
Depends, we'll see. How have I made up my mind? I am as skeptical as you are, I just had the balls to purchase and test it out. Like I said, if it doesn't do as promised I will be sending it back, one way or another.
Like I said, I'm going by what other people are saying:
It's not all about games, mind you. Trust me, I have no problem keeping up with some of the best players in their respective games, just takes a bit practice. What's the hurt in testing out this card? I'm going to laugh pretty hard if this turns out for the better, and if not, I return it - no big deal.
Actually Meats, if it somehow lowered my ping in Q2 by 10 that would be amazing. No way in hell that's going to happen though. I do get pretty bad pings to most servers compared to other people, not sure why. Probably just bad routing by my ISP. Fact is, if this does what it says even as far as helping with FPS online, like in a huge battle on BC2 - it would help someone with an 'average' computer quite a bit wouldn't it?
Plug u bitch, haven't seen you post in forever. So how do you know it doesn't work if you never had one?
Just going to toss out that that when going from 5Mb to 8Mb down speed, you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference in your gaming, as that's an increase in throughput, which is different than latency. So, you just open the pipes up more, but they aren't going from point A to point B any faster, although you're sending more at once (hence the faster download speed as you're getting more parts of the file at once.).