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    Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    Available soon on gaming motherboards and PC systems from MSI and Gigabyte.
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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    So the card helps for those very few people who torrent stuff on the same PC as they play games on at the same time? That seems a pretty small market to me

    How about when one of the kids is watching a film on Netflix while the other is doing a game update, and the kid's Minecraft server has half a dozen players on it? Really, this sort of thing has to be a router to make a difference, not an ethernet card.

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    I'm sorry but these are the "Monster Cable" of ethernet ports

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    This all seems primarily driver-based, not hardware-based?

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    I'm sorry but these are the "Monster Cable" of ethernet ports
    A very bold statement haha

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    Ill actively avoid boards with this BS in them. Give me an Intel on the better boards and a good old reliable Realtek on the cheaper ones.

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    Quote Originally Posted by mattburnzy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    I'm sorry but these are the "Monster Cable" of ethernet ports
    A very bold statement haha
    Agreed lol.

    To prove this is BS:

    Firstly, I often leave torrents running during gaming sessions (mostly fps games where latency IS important) and it makes NO difference to my ping (at least, 90% of the time). Secondly, when I play a locally hosted game, again with torrents running, (and no, my rig isn't normally the host), then I get LOWER pings, which ultimately means that my Ethernet port IS capable of lower latency even when the bandwidth is being used for multiple purposes, THUS it is ultimately down to ones Interweb connection.

    I've actually got another computer with a Killer NIC in it. I might do some experiments to prove the point if I can be bothered later

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    They can reduce latency. Will have to wait and see how they stack up against the new Intel NIC's.

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    My connection turns into garbage whenever I do anything bandwidth-consuming in the background, regardless of which computer/device the download/stream/etc. is running on. So I'm pretty sure this thing won't do anything at all, except empty my wallet. Would pay extra for a better ISP if one was available, but an expensive network controller?! No thanks, no need.

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    Quote Originally Posted by Nifl View Post
    My connection turns into garbage whenever I do anything bandwidth-consuming in the background, regardless of which computer/device the download/stream/etc. is running on. So I'm pretty sure this thing won't do anything at all, except empty my wallet. Would pay extra for a better ISP if one was available, but an expensive network controller?! No thanks, no need.
    Their whole claim is that it would help exactly you. And not someone who has so enough bandwidth to torrent and play games with ping not getting affected. So I would love to see them send you card to test it, otherwise its just marketing BS.
    Last edited by aniilv; 16-09-2016 at 12:57 AM.

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    this sort of thing has to be a router to make a difference, not an ethernet card.
    This.

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    Quote Originally Posted by jigger View Post
    They can reduce latency. Will have to wait and see how they stack up against the new Intel NIC's.
    Didn't a relatively recent examination into that claim show no reduction in latency? Was someone like anandtech or techreport.

    The only benefit (though our friendly killer rep will be along soon to add his 2d I'm sure) really was the software QoS, which as mentioned, needs to be router side really to give much benefit (unless you're an all-in-one-device household).

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    The card is aimed at people who don't know any better and believe hype, it might have built in applications that prioritize traffic leaving the interface but as soon as that traffic is on the wire it's subject to any quality of service (or lack of) on any device between the interface and the destination. No amount of marketing hype will provide a better experience especially when it's traversing the internet and even on a home LAN it's unlikely most folks have QoS configured.

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    Re: Rivet Networks announces Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller

    This card will do nothing to address the main cause of network performance degradation. For most people, WAN upload bandwidth is very limited and usually there's several devices on the LAN which can each easily soak up all the available bandwidth on their own. Bufferbloat is still a major problem; the usual bog standard routers do not manage upload traffic enough to protect interactive session performance. This product can do nothing about that, so as far as I'm concerned this is just hype over substance.

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