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Post by gvblake22 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:26 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, redonkulous. I can't see that thing possibly being worth nearly $300. Looking forward to your preview of this product anyway though...

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Post by Topher » Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:38 pm

Wow, MAJOR kudos to Apop for getting the first scoop and pics on this!!

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Post by serenade » Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:30 am

It looks very cute. You'd better buy a plexiglass case, though, to show it off or otherwise you aren't getting your money's worth :roll: Props to LR for the pics :)

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Post by wuzy » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:46 pm

I find it hard to believe NICs can get any better than server quality such as my 3Com 3C996-T PCI-X in terms of latency.

Is 6ms really that slow?

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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:52 am

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Kyle Bennett from HardOCP went and saw the final production card and posted a quick blurb on it here.

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:58 am

I still think Honkus's version is better . LOOLOLOLOL
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Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:07 pm

lol, yeah, I'd pay extra for Honkus's.

I must admit, the card is looking better than the prototype, but its just too expensive to justify itself. Maybe a small premium over normal NIC's but $300? For the uber rich only! (having said that, I can imagine these things getting put into the $4k systems and people that don't know how to make their own will get them)

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:43 pm

well apparently it works

newegg people say so...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRatin ... 6833342001
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Post by hainer36 » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:08 pm

Dragon_Cooler wrote:well apparently it works

newegg people say so...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRatin ... 6833342001
ya but how many of those people really payed retail for it...

i can bet that they arent strapped for cash either, 280bucks for a network card is nothing to some people, not i though

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Post by Apoptosis » Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:04 am

before you say people at newegg says it works so it must please read this: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/issue/62/4

I assure you the Legit Reviews is still 'Legit' and always will be. Legit Reviews is 100% owned by myself and no other corporations funded the start up or keep it running. You'd be suprised how many of your favorite review sites are owned partly by a computer company or run by their employees.

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Post by DMB2000uk » Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:13 pm

Aww damn apop, you've just gone and ruined my trust in the internet and the people on it. :P

I guess that's why I like this site so much, youve proven yourself time and time again to be honest and reliable!

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:19 pm

Apoptosis wrote:before you say people at newegg says it works so it must please read this: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/issue/62/4

I assure you the Legit Reviews is still 'Legit' and always will be. Legit Reviews is 100% owned by myself and no other corporations funded the start up or keep it running. You'd be suprised how many of your favorite review sites are owned partly by a computer company or run by their employees.

lol well i guess no one saw the sarcasism in my post. LOL sorry my fault then. LOL i have never really been good with emotional text. LOL
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Post by Baddad53 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:35 pm

I discount immediately, if not sooner, any forum post or review which starts with something like "I was skeptical about" or "I was thinking it wouldn't work..but" etc etc. It smells..no reeks or a "shill". Any honest reviewer/tester would want to start with a open mind and let the data speak for itself. We all have pre-conceived notions but the data is the data and personal opinion is what the conclusion page is for. The above is specially true and most difficult to spot for game reviews because they are so subjective. But most reviews from the game company shills don't even try to list any criteria for a game. The internet is the domain of evil sometimes and the sheep don't know it. He stops as he steps down from the soap box. ;)

Speaking to the question of "will it work?"...yes it is technically possible to put 20lbs of BS in a 5lbs bag as long as the bag has a pretty package and a cool heatsink :axe:

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Post by T-Shirt » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:14 am

"I was skeptical about....."
And I still am!
I can understand how off loading the network overhead from the CPU might help...... a little bit (MAYBE 1-3%, max/peak load) and MAYBE having the code specialized to UDP, may be a little better. However it difference in latentcy (ping) is outside your control
BUT this thing (and the tests) are so much hype (to put it politely)
put the $300 in to other upgrades (more RAM, better CPU or GPU.

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Post by Baddad53 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:58 am

Actually I was talking about articles and posts that start with "I was skeptical about....." and then go on to give a glowing review. Not ones that start and end in the same vain. I'm with you on this hype mobile. Transmission parameters are set for the most part and that amount of money is better spent.


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Post by Baddad53 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:05 pm

Dragon_Cooler wrote:
Apoptosis wrote:before you say people at newegg says it works so it must please read this: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/issue/62/4

I assure you the Legit Reviews is still 'Legit' and always will be. Legit Reviews is 100% owned by myself and no other corporations funded the start up or keep it running. You'd be suprised how many of your favorite review sites are owned partly by a computer company or run by their employees.

lol well i guess no one saw the sarcasism in my post. LOL sorry my fault then. LOL i have never really been good with emotional text. LOL

I thought I did but it's the internet you never know :rolleyes: Just a suggestion - just add ;) to the end. :)

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:34 pm

all i can say is GIVE me one and i will try it!
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