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marvel lan vs nvidia lan?

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according to the neoseeker nf4 ultra-d review, if your using gigabit, you get about 750Mbps using the marvell with about 33% cpu usage. Using the Nvidia controller, you get the full 1000Mbps but at the cost of 37% cpu usage.

 

Nforce4 firewall/TCP offloading had no negative impact on the nvidia controller's cpu usage (all hardware accelerated).

 

Marvell drivers are solid, I say if your going to go with one or the other, if you only have a 10/100 connection, then use the marvell for cpu usage and stability. I use the Nvidia controller just for the hardware firewall, i have no problems with it using the latest nvidia drivers and it's waaaay better than the built in windows firewall.

 

-Joe

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i started using the marvell recently, no reason other than to try it out and see if i noticed a diff.

seems like it works better, i used to get a "connection problem" message while playing bf2, but not any more since i switched.

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Is the Marvell 100gbit and the Nvidia lan 1000g? Not sure. I think I remembered

reading the Marvell is on the pci bus whereas the Nvidia isin't. Not sure.

My lan has a gig switch for all of my 10 machines, all of which have either a

1gig pci card or the Nvidia 1g lan. In the test machines I use, I do notice from dsl

reports that the Nvidia lan has a momentary "pause" (pointed out by their java

script) but then quickly recovers to max performance.

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Is the Marvell 100gbit and the Nvidia lan 1000g?

You need to have your system specifications in your signature to obtain technical support

:shake: just kidding.

 

I think both are 10/1000 on the DFI NF4 Ultra D or SLI

 

 

Noob question:

What should i have to use the 10/1000 bandwidth?

A special cable or something? or the RJ45 with UTP Level 5 would be enought?

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