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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDual Gigabit NIC NAS One Port For Net One For The NAS? Forum SolvedUpgrade to gigabit nic card Forum Solvedgoing to buy a new GFX card. which one should i choose? with a reason too :) Forum SolvedWhich one of these graphic cards is worth to buy 1. Geforce gt 2GB gddr5 2. Radeon HD 6770 3. Radeon r7 250 2GB gddr5? Forum SolvedFirst PC built! Forgot to buy network card... Which one? Forum SolvedWhich one of these R9 290X GRAPHICS card do I buy (list provided) which one is better? Forum Solvedbuying a new card, which one is better? Forum Solvedneed to buy a graphics card which one will be good? Forum SolvedReplacing Graphics Card - which one to buy? Forum SolvedI am having intel i3 540 @ 3.07 GHz and I wants to play GTA IV .... which graphic card should I buy to play this @ resolution Forum SolvedWhich one two of these graphic cards to buy?[Zotac 660/Galaxy 660] Forum NIC card difference for Ethernet switch and gigabit switch Forum SolvedWhich Graphic card shall i buy for Intel i5-2300 with 8 GB Ram , 450 watt Intex smps Forum SolvedIntel NICs: "Pro" series VS Gigabit CT Forum Samsung 840 pro VS Intel 530. Which one to buy Forum SolvedGraphic card, which one should i buy? Forum Which one of these 3 cards would you buy? Forum SolvedWhich one of these 2x4GB RAM sticks to buy? Forum SolvedDiff between these cards? Which one to buy...? Forum Out of Vertex 3, M4, or one of the Intel's...which drive would you buy Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !