Sabertooth X58 network performance ?

Hi,

I wonder if someone could help me shed some light on this, please.

I read in a tech review at another site that the Sabertooth X58 motherboard from Asus has very poor network performance due to its PCI-based Gigabit Ethernet controller.

Their testing revealed this in comparison to a Rampage board.

NTttcp Ethernet performance:
-Rampage III Gene: 930.3 Throughput (Mbps)
-Sabertooth X58: 711.0 Throughput (Mbps)

I am sorry, but I don't know how to interpret those figures. Does it mean that my internet will be something like 25% slower than with a Rampage board? Or has it to do with the overall processing of information in my computer (running applications etc)?

If it is affecting internet speed, am I likely to notice or does most traffic occur at a rate below 711.0 anyway? But if so, why does the other tech site say that it is simply inexcusable to provide such poor Ethernet performance?

I am building a new computer from scratch, this is why I am interested in the Sabertooth.

FWIW, I have a 60-100 Mbit/s internet connection which I use with a 5 your old Dell Dimension 9100 and this gives my superfast transfer rates over the internet. For my work I need to transfer large files to and from ftp:s so I am dependent on a computer that transfers things as fast as my current PC, which I just tested against Speedtest.net with these results:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/978752129.png

Thanks a lot!
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  1. the sabertooth will only bottleneck in an in house gigabit Ethernet, a 100megabit connection cannot be bottlenecked by a 700 megabit transmission width
  2. xaira said:
    the sabertooth will only bottleneck in an in house gigabit Ethernet, a 100megabit connection cannot be bottlenecked by a 700 megabit transmission width

    ^+1
  3. OK,
    Thanks!
  4. anyone think that the slower ethernet plug would be a problem in any close years to come? Is gigabit internet going to become mainstream anytime soon?
  5. Jrw363 said:
    anyone think that the slower ethernet plug would be a problem in any close years to come? Is gigabit internet going to become mainstream anytime soon?


    Well it's starting to come around in the U.S. - but it's not mainstream yet. I say It will take maybe a couple more years before it's something you'll find at your local Mickey D's lol xD.
  6. lol, gigabit internet would cost a hand and a foot
  7. xaira said:
    lol, gigabit internet would cost a hand and a foot


    indeed. i can only imagine

    "So what limb do you wish to use to pay with sir?"

    "Well i'm out of legs, and i need to keep my only left (right) hand"

    *background crying of baby*

    "We'll take your baby."
  8. lol..................
  9. so building a system with the sabertooths slower ethernet jack probably wouldnt be used during the life of its build then
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