Gaming NETWORK INTERFACE CARDS VS REGULAR NETWORK INTERFACE CARDS Tags: Gaming NIC Networking Last response: July 18, 2010 1:47 AM in Networking Share BearATO July 16, 2010 11:54:10 PM Hello, Is there a significant difference between gaming NIC cards and regular NIC cards that both show the ability to send/receive at 10/100/1000Mbps or higher? Or is the only real difference insane prices for gaming network cards? More about : gaming network interface cards regular network interface cards Emerald July 17, 2010 4:20:54 PM Gaming NIC are a waste of money. They will not work any faster than regular NICs since 99% of your latency to an internet server is created outside of the PC. Kewlx25 July 17, 2010 4:41:24 PM just buy an Intel workstation or server card if you're will to spend the money on a "gaming" NIC. There does seem to be somewhat of a diff with NICs. My brother has an integrated RealTek NIC and a full namebrand custom built computer with an i7 2.66 OC'd to 3.9 and I have a crappy store bought Dell with an integrated Intel NIC. When he comes over to play at my house, I get 80-90ms in game pings with BC2, but he gets 110-120ms. I have no MAC/computer specific QOS, so it's not that and We both have Win7 with default Installs, no reg tweaking/etc. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Pyroflea July 18, 2010 1:47:50 AM They're a waste of money. The standard onboard NIC's will provide all the speed your network has to offer. Upgrading the strongest link doesn't help the weakest. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDell latitude x300, wireless network interface card , regular ... ForumNetwork Interface Cards vs Onboard. Worth it? ForumHow to choose what network card or interface to use for re.. ForumHelp buying a new Network Interface Card ForumCan i run 2 computers with 1 external network interface card ForumWhat Dual network interface card can do? ForumNetwork interface card for wifi ForumWhere is built network interface card on ForumNetwork interface card for SATA drives ForumWireless network interface ForumNetwork interface card problem ForumHow to reset the password on a Kyocera Mita FS1000+ network interface ? Forumhow to Interface a PC and a MAC laptop ForumPCI Interface ForumCan a single 802.11 card interface multiple networks simul.. ForumHow to setup a 1GB Gigabyte Network ForumPing for online gaming ForumNetwork issue ForumNetwork Timeout ForumLaptop vs Laptop and drastic network speed differences More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !