Why TH's Killer K1 review left me empty inside

I felt pretty dumb after reading that review. There was quite a lack of expected graphs. The test was simply downloading an ISO through Firefox while playing TF2 or WoW. Obviously, no one consistently does that. Pretty pointless. I'm sure many of us want a real review with real data. I propose a new review adding the following:

1. Use the System Builder Marathon PCs and OCs ($600, $1200, $2400).

2. Compare the Killer M1, Killer K1, Intel EXPI9301CTBLK, and Integrated NICs.

3. Include BitTorrent. Leeching and Seeding torrents for Ubuntu and OpenOffice. Include number of connections and Kb/s in data.

4. Test the performance gain in using a 2nd hard drive just for file transfers.

5. Test a network rendering program (I don't know any).

6. Include a Real Time Strategy to the test. I suggest Supreme Commander.
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  1. I guess you won't like that other review either: http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=3594. Read it carefully and you'll have to agree with the reviewer.
  2. oh i thought, before reading your post, you were feeling empty inside because you bought one... but that would be more like your wallet
  3. I don't want another review because I only read the conclusion of the first one. I'd be 9000 times happier reading up on some hardware that mattered.
  4. ^agreed^
  5. frozenlead said:
    I don't want another review because I only read the conclusion of the first one. I'd be 9000 times happier reading up on some hardware that mattered.


    Good point.
  6. If it ain't broke, don't fix it... so I guess someone needs to explain what exactly is broken about current network interface cards.
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