Originally Posted by vernong1992
None at all, the Gigabit Controller that comes standard is good enough.
So I can safely assume that all these nic manufacturers are FOS with their claims of lower latencies? Common sense tells me it has a lot more to do with your ISP than a nic. This is what I get now from CT to NY and back.
Speed Test #82640393 by dslreports.com
Run: 2009-11-28 10:28:56 EST
Download: 12140 (Kbps)
Upload: 1007 (Kbps)
In kilobytes per second: 1481.9 down 122.9 up
Latency: 19 ms
Tested by server: 9 flash
User's DNS: charter.com
Compared to the average of 460 tests from charter.com:
* download is 47% better, upload is 25% worse