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Old 21-05-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Intel LAN VS Killer LAN

Nowadays most motherboards come with either Intel LAN or Killer LAN, so what are the differences between these two chipsets?



What is Killer LAN?
Killer LAN uses Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2205 & E2200 chipsets.
Killer Technology | Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

What is Intel LAN?
Intel Lan uses Intel Ethernet Technology 82579 & 82580 and other model chipsets.
Intel® Ethernet Controllers

How Killer LAN work?
Killer LAN uses software to optimize Atheros NIC chips to allocate important application task to provide more bandwidth to improve internet connection.

How Intel LAN work?
Intel LAN uses hardware based accelerator to improve incoming and outgoing network traffic.

Intel LAN vs Killer LAN, which is better?
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Old 21-05-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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so...which is better?
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Old 21-05-2014, 08:54 PM   #3
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Both are great in their own ways, anything more than Realtek and Qualcomm Atheros
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How Killer LAN work?
Killer LAN uses software to optimize Atheros NIC chips to allocate important application task to more bandwidth to improve internet connection.
Smlj improve internet connection? You got no idea what you're talking about do you?
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ur isp chui give u simi lan pun no use
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The disadvantage about KILLER NICs is that, because their advanced QoS capabilities are software based, they are essentially OS-dependant.

If you use a KILLER NIC on a non-Windows operatins system like Linux, the Linux kernel will simply load the correct chipset driver (if it's present in the kernel, and should be; Atheros chipsets are typically very well supported by Linux), and it will work as a basic NIC.

Intel NICs, bcause of their hardware-based logic, are OS-agonistic. As long as the operating system has a driver for it, it is possible to enjoy its benefits.

And besides, i see most boards shipping with either Ralink or Realtek onboard NICs. To date, i have never bought a board that shipped with an Atheros KILLER or Intel NIC. And I would pay a premium for the latter.

Both are great in their own ways, anything more than Realtek and Qualcomm Atheros
The KILLER NIC is a souped up Atheros NIC.

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hahahaha i think the asus guy saw the arguement the other day at the other thread thats why open this thread. IMO, both are good ba... Killer have a better software to optimized the bandwidth on the game while intel on the other side is better in hardware, however software wise is not as good as the Killer.
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Agree with Jian sia, the internet traffic going in and out of your border router lousy also no difference isn't it? Or am I wrong
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Old 21-05-2014, 09:30 PM   #9
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ISP cap chiu, chiu oso LPPL right?

router chui oso no use right?

unless you got PCIe F/O converter then direct plug to opennet
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ISP cap chiu, chiu oso LPPL right?

router chui oso no use right?

unless you got PCIe F/O converter then direct plug to opennet
As far as I know
Plugging the fiber directly from OpenNet GPON into SFP / PC won't work.

If not we should see some hardcore networking equipment pictures
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There is good and bad in either intel or killer lan.

It all boils down to users on what they need.

Killer uses software based to allocate the bandwidth via prioritising users more control on what they need or want. And pretty much very idoit proof to use also.

If intel has it, i would not mind having an extra features like killer has.

As of now, i would use killer software features.

With killer at least i can priortise my bandwidths such as gaming, skype and reduce all ongoing torrent downloads.
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QOS control implemented at the router level makes more sense isn't it. ?
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i am surprised that Killer do not have Jumbo Frame support??
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QOS control implemented at the router level makes more sense isn't it. ?
yeah that's what i think so too. if it's been sorted in the upstream, does it matter which nic we use?

or maybe the nic-based qos more for those who connect to the modem directly without routers?
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QOS control implemented at the router level makes more sense isn't it. ?
Exactly... They just want you to think that QoS is done at nic level... Lol... So if I have two computers I need to buy two mobo or nic with their QoS...smart marketing
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