Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card Reviewajmatson - March 22, 2011
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2:
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a massive online multiplayer game that lets you battle your opponents on servers all over the world. To effectively play you need a combination of low pings and high frame rates. Game traffic is sent from your game application to servers on the Internet using UDP packets. As mentioned earlier, UDP is used for games because the data is time sensitive and can afford to lose a few packets here and there to keep the flow of communication going without having to stop and retransmit lost packets. For this test, I ran the game and measured the average ping and FPS for a five minute period. I ensured the same server was used for each test to try and keep a constant variable. One set of tests was run with just BC2 and Fraps running. The other set, I also started several Bittorrent file transfers. For the Killer 2100, I used the Network Manager to limit the Bittorrent application to a maximum of 1MB upload and 1MB download with a low priority, to see if it helps the speed of the game.
For the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 benchmark, the highest FPS came from the Killer 2100, albeit only be a couple of frames, but the pings were a lot lower than the onboard NIC or the Netgear NIC.