First post, by Sphere478
Drop your opinion.
Regular pci cards only (pci-x is acceptable if it is backwards compatible with 32-Bit pci) no pci express cards.
usb is fine since they can be plugged into a usb to pci card.
I noticed googling that there wasn’t really a good round up. While I don’t have a very good selection to test and say myself a few others have recommended a intel 1000 gt so I ordered and will try that. I thought for the sake of people googling in the future we could have a thread where people talked about this and gave the card/driver/OS combo they found to be the best for them.
My personal experience on a pci only computer (old dual pentium 1 233 running xp sp3) has been so far:
A 10/100 realtek pci nic is slightly faster than a usb 3.0 realtek gigabit nic on a usb3.0 to pci card and my gigabit realtek pci card doesn’t work in this motherboard. So can’t say there. I’ll soon test a intel 1000 gt
3MB/sec at 80% cpus usage with usb 3.0 gigabit nic
4.5 MB a second 70% cpus usage with 10/100 pci nic
these results are really only comparable to each other though as these cards/dongles are going to perform faster in a faster computer or different operating system. So for comparison I included those details.
On my windows 10 computer I can get about 40 MB/sec out of the usb 3.0 to gigabit dongle
Not a large test group I know so for those searching in the future I figure others can drop their opinions here on combos they have tried 😀 because when I set out to figure this out I was kind of lost as to which direction to go. And finding a thread like this would have helped a lot.