NVIDIA NFORCE2 ETHERNET CONTROLLER DRIVER

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. We also used the best driver we could find for the particular card, we tested both Windows XP’s integrated drivers as well as those available from the manufacturers’ website and chose the highest performing of the two. Since the traffic is only occurring in one direction, the theoretical maximum transfer rate here is Mbps. This first test involves two client PCs sending and receiving data from our nForce2 testbed. We ran disk tests on the nForce2 platform to ensure it was at least on par with the KT and throughout our tests we could not get the two platforms to ever differ in performance. Ethernet Controller Performance Now that it’s clear that the nForce2 performs just as well as the fastest Socket-A chipset out there, let’s look at some of its features in greater depth. Interestingly enough, the numbers all look to be on par with one another here, including the 3Com MAC.

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Single Client Bi-directional Transfer. This first test involves two client PCs sending and receiving data from our nForce2 testbed.

Interestingly enough, the numbers all look to be on par with one another here, including the 3Com MAC. Our next test involves two clients both sending data to our nForce2 testbed. Now that it’s clear that the nvida performs just as well as the fastest Socket-A chipset out there, let’s look at some of its features in greater depth.

We also used the best driver we could find for the particular card, we tested both Windows XP’s integrated drivers as well as those available from the manufacturers’ website and chose the highest performing of the two. Single Client Outbound Transfer. In order to provide some good reference points, we not only compared the two nForce2 Ethernet controllers but also added the following: The two nForce2 controllers perform identically and once again yield the lowest CPU utilization out of the bunch.

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Dual Client Bi-directional Transfer. The way Chariot works is simple; you run the Chariot client on a handful of PCs, including the one you wish to test ngidia you install the controller software on another PC. Ethernet Controller Performance Now that it’s clear that the nForce2 performs just as well as the fastest Socket-A chipset out there, let’s look at some of its features in greater depth.

Log in Don’t have an account? It seems like NVIDIA has really made sure that the nForce2 won’t fall behind on performance, thus finally allowing it to stand on its own and attract buyers based on its features. In order ngorce2 test the performance of the nForce2’s integrated network controllers we turned to NetIQ’s Chariot benchmark.

You’ll also remember that a major advantage of the nForce2 architecture is that the integrated Ethernet controller s gets an isochronous path to the IGP, guaranteeing that your Ethernet controller always receives the bandwidth it needs.

Our expectations for the chipset weren’t unreasonably high, which was the case with the original nForce, and there are many more launch partners this time around Reply.

One of the biggest selling points of the new nForce2 MCP-T is its “router on a chip” capability, nfoece2 possible by having two independent Ethernet controllers on die. Our final dual client test has our nForce2 testbed sending data to two clients.

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In order to provide some good reference points, we not only compared the two nForce2 Ethernet controllers but also added the following:. Dual Client Outbound Transfer.

Here we have one client sending data to the nForce2 testbed. Nflrce2 Client Inbound Transfer. The VIA chip was on our KT test platform and thus we used a different motherboard for those tests, although the result should be comparable with the others.

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We chose to look at average bandwidth through the network controllers as well as their average Contfoller utilization during the tests. Single Client Inbound Transfer. Post Your Comment Conyroller log in or sign up to comment. Since the traffic is only occurring in one direction, the theoretical maximum transfer rate here is Mbps.

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There is one caveat and that is that there seems to be an issue with the integrated 3Com controller; we’re not sure whether this is a driver problem or if the integrated 3Com controller is just a cheap add-in that isn’t really meant to perform all that well but primarily there for brand recognition. All of our tests simulated file transfers between 1 or 2 PCs and our nForce2 test bed; we ran a total of six different tests, etehrnet describe each one as we encounter it: In the end, although the integrated nForce2 Ethernet doesn’t really provide any more bandwidth than the competition it does provide some of the highest performance at the lowest CPU utilization possible.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. This particular test has data flowing both to and from the testbed, meaning that the theoretical maximum transfer rate is Nfirce2. Remember that although we’re testing a Mbit connection, clntroller is a full-duplex connection and thus the theoretical maximum is Mbps Mbps each way. With the exception of the VIA chip, we installed all of the cards on our ASUS nForce2 testbed in order to limit the number of variables introduced into the comparison.

We ran disk tests on the nForce2 platform to ensure it was nfodce2 least on par with the KT and throughout our tests we could not get the two platforms to ever differ in performance.

The single client tests take place between our nForce2 test bed and one other PC.