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N-force2 Ultra-400 vs. NForce 3-250?

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March 22, 2011 5:52:39 PM

With the Athlon XP Palmino being over-clockable and scaling, the Asus N-Force2 Ultra-400 with intergrated GPU/SPU/NPU seems like one of the most complex Mainboards of all times in terms of logic during 2001-2002!

The N-force3 250 Has a a Hardware Firewall Nic which I think was 3Comm which was secure with EZ-Armor and a great chipset also, but why No intergrated GPU/SPU? With the Athlon 64/FX-51 on Socket 754 this seems like another great move from Nvidia/AMD to make a Killer Move!

Just wondering why there was not another Configuration N-force3 250 ULTRA with a NV20/Killer NIC! With the Nforce-2ultra you can always add a killer nic card or a 3com hardware firewall, until 64Bit gaming became the Norm than upgrade to a Athlon 64/FX but No execute is also important in the hardware! Never had enough cash to make due in Illinois to upgrade to a Nforce-3/FX combo with A+/Network+ 2003! (2001 XP Palmino-Barton/Nforce 2 Ultra combo lasted until 2004 for around $1300 which was Pretty Good)! With GPU Upgrades of Course NV20/Gainward Geforce 4 4200!

Any thought Why no Killer Moves with The Athlon 64/FX Series? Seems like a good move for Nvidia/AMD/Asus/3Com/EX-3DFX Engineers! Only thing that comes top mind is the Quake Issue in Taiwain, During which Quake IV was released or Unreal Tournamnent Bet on Soldier! :ouch: 

a b Î Nvidia
March 23, 2011 12:48:23 AM

i have no idea what you are trying to say? this is all old hardware... killer moves???? A Killer NIC gives no real world performance advantage over standard nic.....
March 23, 2011 1:00:14 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
i have no idea what you are trying to say? this is all old hardware... killer moves???? A Killer NIC gives no real world performance advantage over standard nic.....



Stop trying to make me look like one of those Crainal Type of People J/K, according to their benchmarks you get the best pings under demanding or intensive bandwith times! If they don't live up to performance they can get sued by a group of damaged clients like every other Company!

Also just asking the people on here who are Benchmark analysts what they think of the Nforce2 and Nforce3 one of the most impressive mainboards that debuted from ASUS, alot of Complexity to get the Board working with out bugs: Soundstorm Chip/Network Chip/GPU Chip with MCP71 North Bridge and MCP51 South Bridge!

In Conclusion Just mentioning Embedded Chips on Mainboards are some of the most complex stuff on the market!
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a b Î Nvidia
March 23, 2011 9:56:13 AM

"according to their benchmarks you get the best pings under demanding or intensive bandwith times!" for starters, your internet connection is the limiting factor here, unless your playing on a LAN where it may provide a small unnoticeable improvement. I have payed attention to these so called gaming network cards over the years and i havnt been impressed by any reviews.
killer nic review from 2006 http://www.anandtech.com/show/2111/8
killer nic review from 2009 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/killer-xeno-pro,234...
another from 2010 http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/networking/2010/05/01/...
So 3 different sites over different years concluded that killer nic is not worth the money and provides no noticeable improvement overall. i dont know what reviews your reading but they must be obscure cherry picked ones. Sorry to burst your bubble but gaming network cards just arent worth the money.
March 23, 2011 1:11:16 PM

Buy the card do your own Benchmarking see if it lives up to expectations, if not email tech support see if they have any tweaks! More fun to benchmark on your own than read reviews, plus the nickel alloy heatsink seems worth the cash even if you don't like the card!

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

With UDP is is so much faster than TCP/IP and it comes with security with its onboard firewall so IF you use UDP it is very fast! 400MB of Bandwith compared to 100MB of bandwith onboard NIC's! 300% Faster plus all that software and monitoring analyzer with its own form of QOS to optimize gaming it seems underpriced!
April 2, 2011 12:35:37 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
"according to their benchmarks you get the best pings under demanding or intensive bandwith times!" for starters, your internet connection is the limiting factor here, unless your playing on a LAN where it may provide a small unnoticeable improvement. I have payed attention to these so called gaming network cards over the years and i havnt been impressed by any reviews.
killer nic review from 2006 http://www.anandtech.com/show/2111/8
killer nic review from 2009 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/killer-xeno-pro,234...
another from 2010 http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/networking/2010/05/01/...
So 3 different sites over different years concluded that killer nic is not worth the money and provides no noticeable improvement overall. i dont know what reviews your reading but they must be obscure cherry picked ones. Sorry to burst your bubble but gaming network cards just arent worth the money.


Not a Cherry Bubble Person! I wou take the Nforce 2 Ultra 400 Multimedia Design, and fusion paste it with Artic Silver Paste to a NForce 3 250 Net Force and call it a Nforce5! Just needs a Dual Case Design which would be cool or have it standing up like a PS2 on top of an anti static package wrap on top of an anti-static mat! All I would need is some sort of Cluster Server Software package to get it working together, more cheaper than buying one of those operatons and mainboards! Best Bang for the Buck poor man's solution, and keep the AC on and room temperature on at 0 celsius and do the Igloo Cooling Method!
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