Question Upsides of using an internal network card instead of an integrated network card

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yes exaclty. im wondering if there is a point to upgrading from using an integrated network card(on the mobo) that is 1GBps to a 10GBps internal card(PCIe lan device)
To see any benefit from a 10gbe device, you need 10gbe on all items in the chain.

Your PC, the cable, what you connect it to, the other devices in your LAN that you're going to transfer data back and forth.

If it is just your PC and the router...ZERO difference. (except a smaller wallet)
 

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a mobo has a lifetime and usage of it will show signs of decay over time. wondered if i use an internal network card would make it use less of the motherboard
Oh. No.

By the time you'd see any "degradation" of the LAN subsystem, the whole motherboard is in need of replacement.
Like...decades.

And if the LAN port goes bad, then you can transfer to a dedicated NIC.
 

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