Intel gigabit NIC card - ?? which one to buy Tags: Nic Intel Networking Last response: January 27, 2009 12:15 AM in Networking Share sathni January 26, 2009 6:30:31 PM hi guys... i am trying to figure out which NIC card to buy... i am looking at Intel's gigabit single port, copper, rj-45 cards... Intel CT vs. Intel PT gigabit cards... the chipset difference is: CT = 82574 ... PT = 82572-GI on Intels' web site, the PT is recommended for "servers" while the CT is recommended for "desktops"... yet the CT has a newer chip... i cannot find what the real difference is between these 2 NIC cards... any and all help would be appreciated .... by the way, cost for CT = $30 and PT = $48, both at newegg More about : intel gigabit nic card buy | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove sturm January 27, 2009 12:15:47 AM Check and see if they both have on-board controllors. Some nics use the cpu for the controllor. An onboard will give you better transfers and free up the cpu to do other stuff. Not that it would be that much with the way CPUs are now. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Networking>Intel gigabit NIC card - ?? which one to buy> Related ressources: ForumGigabit NIC slow upload on 1.0Gbps, but ok on 100 Mbps ForumNeed help with NIC not running at gigabit . ForumNIC vs. Onboard Gigabit LAN Forumgigabit and intel pro/100 ForumUpgrade to gigabit nic card ForumMini PCIe gigabit network card ? ForumIf modem is not a gigabit one , will a gigabit router help? ForumIntel 1000 GT unable to connect at Gigabit speed Forum10MB intel ethernet card vs gigabit onboard ForumWired NIC Card ForumAny use upgrading wired NIC to Gigabit ?? Forumonboard lan(Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC )?? ForumShould i get a gigabit NIC ? ForumFreenas System that will Max Gigabit LAN ForumEntire Network Upgrade 10/100 to Gigabit g/b to -n ForumRouter Setup ForumGigabit lan only transfer file @ 11MB/S ForumCat5/5e question and gigabit networking ForumUpgrading circa 2003 computer to gigabit ForumUse a NIC and on-board to create an "internetted" network More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !