Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card Reviewajmatson - March 22, 2011
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Real-Time File Transfer:
To measure the real-time abilities of the different network cards, I setup a one-to-one transfer of a 1000MB file between two computers on my local network. Both computers were connected to a Gigabit switch with CAT6 cable between the two hosts and the switch. There were two sets of tests run, one for the upload speed and one for the download speed. The transfers were measured using TeraCopy, which is a free utility for transferring files.
Passmark Performance Test 7:
The PassMark Advanced Network Test is designed to test the data transfer rate between two computers, both of which must be running the PerformanceTest utility. One of the computers must act as the server and will sit waiting for a connection. The other computer acts as a client. The client connects to the server machine and sends data to it for the duration of the test. This test measures the average transfer speed for TCP and UDP sessions between the client and server hosts.
In the Real Time File Transfer tests, the Killer 2100 had the fastest upload time, but turned around and had the slowest download speed. In the Passmark Performance Test 7 runs, the TCP test was in the middle for the Killer 2100, but for the UDP tests, which is what the card is designed for, it had the fastest run by over 20MB/s, which is huge for UDP traffic.