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    New Killer NIC, your thoughts.


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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    Like the early Razer mice, nothing more than a money making device. It's about as useful as a catflap in an elephant house, and will just be bought by people too crap at their own games with too much money to notice. Plus it makes them look "l33t"
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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    I was hoping that as it looks a smaller card it would be much cheaper but msrp is about $130. I'll not buy one at that price.

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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    I thought that the originals one did work quite well? maybe not worth the price tag for most ppl but for uber 1337 gamerz they where good?

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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    They obviously aren't worth it for the FPS increase, which people often laugh at them for.

    When it comes to reducing lag and ping times, I think they might have a point - assuming you don't have a rubbish internet connection to start with, at least.

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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    this debate could last an eternity, cos most people know they'd be better off with a faster graphics card, to increase frame rate, to increase packet quantity, to decrease lag (at least in Quake / Cod style games)

    BUT... as I dont HAVE a killer NIC, I cant honestly judge it's value.

    Might be good at a lan?
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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    one of my mates has one hes says it gave him extra frame or 3 in css and he likes it but he also has more money than brains also seems to make the game smoother

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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    People seem to believe all sorts of things. There are fairies at the bottom of my garden, for instance.

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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    what a pile of crap.
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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    Add the description "gaming" - add 20% (or more) to the price.

    I think these cards (or similar) have been reviewed before and the conclusion was that they weren't worth it. Possibly useful on a lan, but I'm not convinced that the processing effort it takes from the CPU would make much difference - there are other areas (over which the user has no control) that will have more significant effects. However I have to add the caveat that I haven't tried one - but then I have no need to - my home network works quite well with bog standard cards!
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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    Oooh they've made another version to get some more money out of some poor fools
    The guy/s who won the last one never bothered to come back with any reviews/tests, probably was embarassed to see it made no significant difference.

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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    The guy/s who won the last one never bothered to come back with any reviews/tests, probably was embarassed to see it made no significant difference.
    *cough* http://forums.hexus.net/reader-revie...work-card.html *cough*

    Have a look in the related thread section at the bottom of the page


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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    *cough* http://forums.hexus.net/reader-revie...work-card.html *cough*

    Have a look in the related thread section at the bottom of the page

    *cough* *cough*

    Thanks Funkstar but I already saw all that, I was waiting for the results from this...

    Quote Originally Posted by scroyall View Post
    Sure, I'd be happy to get some solid numbers - a comparison between my integrated IC, a standard PCI network card and the Killer.

    *rummages through a drawer of PCI cards*
    ..and he hasn't returned since

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    Re: New Killer NIC, your thoughts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Have a look in the related thread section at the bottom of the page

    for tests, or for the guy that never came back? maybe he is still "in the post" as well?
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