Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card Reviewajmatson - March 22, 2011
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Now we get to the point we all have been waiting for. To test the Bigfoot Networks Killer 2100, I will be running a series of tests designed to give us a good idea of how the card performs and how it compares against both another dedicated network card and an onboard NIC. The tests were run with an ISP speed of 12Mbps download and 5Mbps upload. All tests were run in the same manor to eliminate as many variables as possible. For the file transfer tests and the Passmark Network benchmark, I used another computer on my network connected to a Netgear Gigabit switch and using CAT6 cabling.
- Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965
- Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE
- Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 BIOS 1606
- Memory: Mushkin Blackline 996744 DDR3-1600MHz 8-8-8-24
- Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5870
- Power Supply: Mushkin XP-800AP 800W PSU
- HDD: Seagate 750GB 7200.11 HDD
- Network: Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card
- Optical Drive: LG Supermulti DVD-R/W
- OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
- Network Tests:
- SpeedTest.net Online Network test
- Real-Time File Transfer
- Passmark Performance Test 7 (Network Test)
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Speedtest.net puts the most sophisticated broadband testing and analysis tools into the hands of anyone interested in finding out just how connected they actually are. This free service from Ookla opens hundreds of testing locations around the world to anyone curious about the performance of their Internet connection. The test was run three times and the average taken for each one.
In the Speedtest.net runs, the Killer 2100 actually pulled off the highest download and upload speeds and matched the onboard NIC for the ping.