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    Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Fast network component will debut in Dell/Acer desktops, laptops, and motherboards.
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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    So Point less

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by SHSPVR View Post
    So Point less
    Not pointless if you're receiving Gigabit internet though, is it? Which isn't a thing of the past anymore, people have it.

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Is this their own chip this time? I think the last one was just an intel controller with killer software (which was best not used).

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Killer? Im out!

    Don't have a port greater than 1GB on the router anyway.

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Is this their own chip this time? I think the last one was just an intel controller with killer software (which was best not used).
    Atheros.

    Here's the complete change to the Atheros AR816x/AR817x Linux driver, to add Killer E2500 support (lines starting + are additions, lines starting - are removals):

    Code:
    diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/main.c
    index 6453148d066a7..4eb17daefc4fc 100644
    --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/main.c
    +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/main.c
    @@ -1545,6 +1545,8 @@ static const struct pci_device_id alx_pci_tbl[] = {
     	  .driver_data = ALX_DEV_QUIRK_MSI_INTX_DISABLE_BUG },
     	{ PCI_VDEVICE(ATTANSIC, ALX_DEV_ID_E2400),
     	  .driver_data = ALX_DEV_QUIRK_MSI_INTX_DISABLE_BUG },
    +	{ PCI_VDEVICE(ATTANSIC, ALX_DEV_ID_E2500),
    +	  .driver_data = ALX_DEV_QUIRK_MSI_INTX_DISABLE_BUG },
     	{ PCI_VDEVICE(ATTANSIC, ALX_DEV_ID_AR8162),
     	  .driver_data = ALX_DEV_QUIRK_MSI_INTX_DISABLE_BUG },
     	{ PCI_VDEVICE(ATTANSIC, ALX_DEV_ID_AR8171) },
    diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/reg.h b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/reg.h
    index 0959e6824cb63..1fc2d852249fb 100644
    --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/reg.h
    +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/reg.h
    @@ -38,6 +38,7 @@
     #define ALX_DEV_ID_AR8161				0x1091
     #define ALX_DEV_ID_E2200				0xe091
     #define ALX_DEV_ID_E2400				0xe0a1
    +#define ALX_DEV_ID_E2500				0xe0b1
     #define ALX_DEV_ID_AR8162				0x1090
     #define ALX_DEV_ID_AR8171				0x10A1
     #define ALX_DEV_ID_AR8172				0x10A0

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SHSPVR View Post
    So Point less
    Not pointless if you're receiving Gigabit internet though, is it? Which isn't a thing of the past anymore, people have it.
    It is when in real world no game on this god green earth will make use of it unless your in to download many GB all time LoL

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by SHSPVR View Post
    It is when in real world no game on this god green earth will make use of it unless your in to download many GB all time LoL
    When you stop to think about it the average user will be able to stream, download, play games and not saturate 1Gbps, which is generally what most routers ship with because their ISP doesn't provide 1Gbps connections. Maybe when 1Gbps ISP connections are commonplace then there is a need for faster Ethernet, until then it's really pointless unless using a home network and transferring large files.

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Don't Intel gigabit ethernet cards use local card processing for network traffic but atheros and realtek use cpu offload?

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by SHSPVR View Post
    It is when in real world no game on this god green earth will make use of it unless your in to download many GB all time LoL
    I got my yearly total from Virgin a few weeks ago, 36865GB. Works out at 101GB per day. So yeah, I download a lot, often.

    Also, why shouldn't we get upgrades like this? Should we all sit on bog-standard Intel 100mbit ethernet connections because no-one realistically needs more than that?

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Consider cross-device bandwidth.

    It's not unusual for a home router today to offer 2.3GBit WiFi - why is the wired connection capped at 1GBit? Your NAS sitting on wired can't transfer data to your laptop fast enough.

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    Consider cross-device bandwidth.

    It's not unusual for a home router today to offer 2.3GBit WiFi - why is the wired connection capped at 1GBit? Your NAS sitting on wired can't transfer data to your laptop fast enough.
    Not sure where you're getting the 2.3GBit for wifi? Are you sure you don't mean 2.4Ghz?

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Not sure where you're getting the 2.3GBit for wifi? Are you sure you don't mean 2.4Ghz?
    I"m out of date, it seems, In space-year 2019, 5.3GBit WiFi is a thing. https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RT-AC5300/

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    I"m out of date, it seems, In space-year 2019, 5.3GBit WiFi is a thing. https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RT-AC5300/
    You are.. that came out in 2016..

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Or buy one of these

    ASUS XG-C100C 90IG0440-MO0R00 PCI Express 10-Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Network Adapter, Backward Compatible with 5/2, Multi-Colour https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071JR2Z..._iwMnCbXPNZ91V

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    Re: Killer E3000 is a 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller for gamers

    Don't forget that you'll need compatible kit on the other end of your cable (and cabling that'll support the full speed).

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