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 Gigabit NIC slow upload on 1.0Gbps, but ok on 100 Mbps Forum Need help with NIC not running at gigabit . Forum NIC vs. Onboard Gigabit LAN Forum gigabit and intel pro/100 Forum Upgrade to gigabit nic card Forum Mini PCIe gigabit network card ? Forum If modem is not a gigabit one , will a gigabit router help? Forum Intel 1000 GT unable to connect at Gigabit speed Forum 10MB intel ethernet card vs gigabit onboard Forum Wired NIC Card Forum Any use upgrading wired NIC to Gigabit ?? Forum onboard lan(Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC )?? Forum Should i get a gigabit NIC ? Forum Freenas System that will Max Gigabit LAN Forum Entire Network Upgrade 10/100 to Gigabit g/b to -n Forum Router Setup Forum Gigabit lan only transfer file @ 11MB/S Forum Cat5/5e question and gigabit networking Forum Upgrading circa 2003 computer to gigabit Forum Use a NIC and on-board to create an "internetted" network Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !