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Is this PCI add-on NIC better than my built in?

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So im looking at the Intel NIC ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106036 ) vs. my current Killer E2205 NIC in my Z87 MPOWER motherboard.

 

 

Should i upgrade, i do a lot of NV Shield, plan to do Steam Streaming.

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there is no discernible difference ... seriously ... even if you had an even cheaper I dunno realtek nic or something.

 

People always say Intel NICs are great, and they are, they are probably the most stable NICs in an environment where your NIC is stressed, virtualized servers, stuff like that. In general home use you won't see any difference. At best you might gain 1ms in your ping simply because the algorithm Killer runs to prioritize your game network data tends to add a minuscule amount of latency, but otherwise, if it aint broke don't fix it

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there is no discernible difference ... seriously ... even if you had an even cheaper I dunno realtek nic or something.

 

People always say Intel NICs are great, and they are, they are probably the most stable NICs in an environment where your NIC is stressed, virtualized servers, stuff like that. In general home use you won't see any difference. At best you might gain 1ms in your ping simply because the algorithm Killer runs to prioritize your game network data tends to add a minuscule amount of latency, but otherwise, if it aint broke don't fix it

Exactly unless you're building your own router like I did there's no need for an upgraded one.

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there is no discernible difference ... seriously ... even if you had an even cheaper I dunno realtek nic or something.

 

People always say Intel NICs are great, and they are, they are probably the most stable NICs in an environment where your NIC is stressed, virtualized servers, stuff like that. In general home use you won't see any difference. At best you might gain 1ms in your ping simply because the algorithm Killer runs to prioritize your game network data tends to add a minuscule amount of latency, but otherwise, if it aint broke don't fix it

 

 

Exactly unless you're building your own router like I did there's no need for an upgraded one.

 

 

I am trying to get rid of some bad drivers and get my computer running a little smother, would this help since its Intel?

Work Desktop | CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k | GPU: Quadro K1200 | Motherboard: EVGA Z97 Classified | RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3-2133Mhz | PSU: Seasonic 750W SS-750KM3 80 PLUS Gold | STORAGE: WD 1TB Se Enterprise Grade Drive & Corsair Neutron NX500 400GB NVMe PCIe  | COOLER: Enermax Liqtech 240 -  5x Noctua NF-F12 iPPC 2000 PWM | CASE: Corsair 600C | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Peripherals: Logitech MX Master 2S -- Logitech K840 -- INTEL X520 10Gb NIC -- 3x Acer H236HL -- Build Log | 

 

Work Server | CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 | Model: Cisco UCS C220 M4 (SFF) | RAM: 64GB (4x16GB) Cisco (Samsung) DDR4 2133Mhz | STORAGE: 4x Cisco (Seagate) 900GB 10K 2.5" (RAID 10) - 2x 32GB Cisco FlexFlash Boot Drive (RAID 1) | OS: vSphere 6.7 Enterprise Plus U3 | 

 

Laptop | CPU: Intel Core i7 6700HQ | GPU: Nvidia GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5 | RAM: 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400Mhz | STORAGE: 512GB Hynix NVMe | OS: Windows 10 Pro |

 

Gaming Desktop | CPU: Intel Core i7 9700K | GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2080 WINDFORCE 8G  | Motherboard: ASRock Z390 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX | RAM: Ballistix Elite 32GB Kit (16GB x 2) DDR4-3000 | PSU: Silverstone SX700-LPT 700w 80 PLUS Platinum | STORAGE: 2x Samsung 970 PRO 1TB NVMe | COOLER: Noctua NH-L12 | CASE: Louqe Ghost S1 | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Build Log in Progress | 

 

Home Server | CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2690 (Sandy Bridge) | GPU: Quadro P2000 | Motherboard: SUPERMICRO X9SRL-F  | RAM: 64GB (8x8GB) Micron VLP DDR3-1600 ECC | PSU: SUPERMICRO 665W 80 PLUS Bronze | STORAGE: 2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB (RAID 1) - 4x WD 8TB Ultrastar (RAID 10) - Intel SSD D3-S4510 Series 240GB (BOOT)  | COOLER: Noctua NH-U12DXi4 with 2x Noctua NF-F12 iPPC 3000 PWM | CASE: SUPERMICRO CSE-842TQ-665B 4U | OS: vSphere 6.7 Enterprise Plus U3 | Build Log in Progress |

 

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I am trying to get rid of some bad drivers and get my computer running a little smother, would this help since its Intel?

 

Sure Intel nics have mature stable drivers, on the other hand a cheaper immediate solution might be to just run qualcomm's driver cleaner (Killer Cleaner from here -> http://www.qca.qualcomm.com/resources/driverdownloads/ ) and then fresh drivers

 

Make sure you have downloaded the fresh drivers before running the cleaner

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