Independent NIC over the motherboard intergrated adapter? Help Tags: NIC Motherboards Networking Last response: November 18, 2009 7:42 PM in Networking Share ShamanJuice November 18, 2009 2:35:18 AM i dont doubt this was brought up before, but seeing as it is the end of 2009 and there has been introduction of new hardware, I was wondering.. if switching from a motherboard[Asus M4A78 PRO] NIC to a PCI/PCIe network card would improve stability of my internet connection, lower ping, and improve transfer speeds. also, what is the difference between PCI and PCIe, as both platforms are still widely available..? & is there even a reason to consider the so called "gaming" adapters that run on average $100+, over a $30 Intel counterpart? note that my motherboard NIC is "Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114" More about : independent nic motherboard intergrated adapter ShamanJuice November 18, 2009 7:42:39 PM anyone? please?? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNetwork card over the motherboard intergrated NIC ? Help .. please ForumNew build - need to run 6 independent monitors at less than $400. ForumStrange PCI Ethernet NIC ... ForumBuild a Cheap and Fast RAID 5 NAS Forum'How'?-THREE Monitors in ' Independent Mode'-P750???? ForumHELP with Asus P5E and onboard NIC /Sound ForumNeed help with NIC not running at gigabit. ForumMultiple NIC segregation in Windows ForumBest NIC for my computer ForumUpgrade to gigabit nic card ForumMotherboard 's network adapter problem ForumNIC installation problem; help !! ForumSuggestion for Stable Socket A (AMD) motherboard ForumNic problem Forum40Tb Server performance issue ForumUse Multiple Gatway in single network adapter ForumLan setup please help ForumNeed Help ForumHelp with internet connection ForumHelp with my network printer please More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !