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Quality of LAN on Asus P5K vs. P5K-E

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September 30, 2007 7:06:36 PM

I’m considering buying an Asus mobo and have a questions about LAN:

The plain ASUS P5K has

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”PCIe Gb LAN controller featuring AI NET2”


whereas the P5K-E version has

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”Gigabit LAN controllers, featuring AI NET2 Marvell88E8056® PCI-E Gigabit LAN controllers."


I was just wondering how big a difference this makes in everyday use. Is the LAN on the P5K-E faster, more reliable, etc.? (E.g. will I get my ^ss kicked in online gaming with the vanilla P5K?) :) 
September 30, 2007 7:27:47 PM

You would not possibly be able to notice a difference between any on-board NIC or any $300 Gaming NIC you could buy.

Even if your PC was a server handling 100s or 1000s of different sessions, it would be tough to tell. For a stand-along box, it is definitely not something to worry about.
September 30, 2007 11:07:00 PM

Thanks guys.

Supremelaw, what difference have you detected? (In favour of what NIC, what exactly was the difference?)
October 1, 2007 3:41:09 AM

Thanks, Paul.
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