I now got two 10/100 Mb/s NICs and I'm trying to figure out which one would perform best in my PC.
This are the specifications: Card one: 3Com 3C905B-TXNM with 3Com Parallel Tasking 2 Performance chip.
Card two: Sitecom Fast Ethernet PCI Card based on Realtek 8139C chip.
So which of those ones will perform best, ie: lowest CPU usage, best PCI bus OC'ing potential?
Thanks in advance
My CPU runs so hot the arctic silver undergoes nuclear fusion .
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there is very little difference between any network cards.
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In my testing, I found that the 3COMs like you have perform the best among what I tested. I didn't have the opportunity to test any Realtek based cards. I was mainly testing for 2 things: throughput, and low pings. So, I never really looked at the CPU loading aspect.
Couldn't say anything about overclocking though since I have the right divider to keep my PCI bus in spec at the FSB speed I've chosen to run with.