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Do I need a network card?

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If you're already hardwired in, then no, it won't improve speeds by anything significant. 

 

The benefits would likely be reliability (if it's a good card) and more features. 

 

^ This, the inbuilt Intel LAN's are actually very good at what they do. They even perform better than the Killer NIC's that are "made for gaming!!!" 

What are the advantages of having a network card?

I'm using an ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard. When I do an internet test I get roughly 45 mb/s of download speed trough my provider.

Will a network card help me take advantage of this speed?

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If you're already hardwired in, then no, it won't improve speeds by anything significant. 

 

The benefits would likely be reliability (if it's a good card) and more features. 

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If you're already hardwired in, then no, it won't improve speeds by anything significant. 

 

The benefits would likely be reliability (if it's a good card) and more features. 

 

^ This, the inbuilt Intel LAN's are actually very good at what they do. They even perform better than the Killer NIC's that are "made for gaming!!!" 

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^ This, the inbuilt Intel LAN's are actually very good at what they do. They even perform better than the Killer NIC's that are "made for gaming!!!" 

I have a 990fx build though. But it won't be much difference compared to an Intel because my other build is an intel I7 z77 build and it's about the same speeds.

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