MSI Announces Two New Gaming-Series Motherboards

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"Killer E2200 gaming network adapter, which should reduce network lag in online games through improved prioritization." Except that in testing it really doesn't seem to do a damn thing and is pure marketing bs at best it helps offload the CPU marginally which any dedicated NIC such as one from Intel will do. You can't speed up the internet when the bottle neck is the ISP's.Has a Killer NIC even been tested for LAN based server hosting and compared to a a Intel NIC? Every review I've ever seen on it basically concluded it does nothing except offloads the CPU if using cheap integrated Realtek NIC's that can help to gain maybe 2-5 fps if your lucky.
 

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While you can technically game on just about any machine, a "Gaming" branded board shouldn't sacrifice features, and the B85 chipset sacrifices plenty when compared to Z87 -- Intel's true gaming chipset
 

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Sounds like another overprice board.. Expect this to compete with the ASUS Maximus IV Impact in terms of pricing. For me, the AsRock Z87E mini ITX motherboard will always be the best choice.
 

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Sounds like another overprice board.. Expect this to compete with the ASUS Maximus IV Impact in terms of pricing. For me, the AsRock Z87E mini ITX motherboard will always be the best choice.
These boards will be sub $125. That particular chipset is dirt cheap
 

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"Killer E2200 gaming network adapter, which should reduce network lag in online games through improved prioritization." Except that in testing it really doesn't seem to do a damn thing and is pure marketing bs at best it helps offload the CPU marginally which any dedicated NIC such as one from Intel will do. You can't speed up the internet when the bottle neck is the ISP's.Has a Killer NIC even been tested for LAN based server hosting and compared to a a Intel NIC? Every review I've ever seen on it basically concluded it does nothing except offloads the CPU if using cheap integrated Realtek NIC's that can help to gain maybe 2-5 fps if your lucky.
I think the thing to take away is that it does not have a Realtek NIC like 99.9% of other boards. No need to buy a separate dedicated NIC since most MSI mobos now come with Killer NIC.I think the real advantage of the Killer NIC is the ability to manipulate packet priority and even use its features for security purposes. Personally, I have never used it so I cannot backup these claims. I still think it beats having some cheap old Realtek NIC or buying a $100 Intel NIC.
 
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