Onboard vs PCI

I'm using onboard lan right now. If I use a nic card, would it help my processor out at all? You know, kinda like a graphics card would instead of onboard video?
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  1. .5% increase maybe.

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  2. how? Most onboard solutions are connected via the pci bus anyhow.

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  3. most onboard nics use system resources. a non onboard nic uses less if not none.

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  4. So I guess it would be better just to put the nic card in. Not like its gonna hurt anything anyways.
  5. no reason to at all. its such a minor component

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  6. i dont think there will be any performance diffrence...but even if there is it will be incredibly small, i would use an onboard solution if you have it.


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