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Marvell or NVidia ethernet (which uses less cpu)?

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I only need to utilize one of the ethernet dervices on my Ultra-D and I konw one of them is software drive and one is hardware drive. So, which one should I use? Thanks! :)

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I just use the nvidia one and shut off Marvel in the Bios.

 

Beats me which is better, never had an issue with either of them though.

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I only need to utilize one of the ethernet dervices on my Ultra-D and I konw one of them is software drive and one is hardware drive. So, which one should I use? Thanks! :)

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both are hardware NIC's

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They're both full hardware? Frm the way the manual read it sounded like one was full PCI hardware and the other was not. Thanks for the feedback and help! :)

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The NVIDA one has less CPU utilisation and faster throughput.

 

You're half right....

It has better throughput, but it does NOT use less CPU....

 

check THIS out....

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I know this is an older post, but I just found an interesting option in the NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller Properties.

 

On the ADVANCED tab, there is an option that reads:

OPTIMIZE FOR:

and your choices are either

- Throughput

- CPU

 

So it looks like you have a choice!

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