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#1 macdadluke23


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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:39 PM

I wanted to see what type of ethernet card i have whether it is a 10/100 mbs card or it is a gigabyte card. My motherboard specs for LAN is: NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI™ built-in dual Gigabit MAC with external Marvell PHY
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Does this mean my ethernet card is 1 gigabyte transfer rate

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:46 AM

It means...you are reading the specs for onboard NIC, which is typically 1GB transfer rate (max) these days.

I have no idea if actual transfer rate ever approaches that...I've never checked it since...it is what it is, with great dependency on the connection type, IMO.

All those names you threw around...refer to chipsets, etc...which is not necessarily important. The important thing is to see that the proper drivers are installed. Since it's onboard, the drivers will either come from the system manufacturer or from the motherboard manufacturer (if self-built/custom. As long as the correct drivers are installed...I see no reason to worry about what chipset is ueed, etc. on a NIC of any sort.



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