[rescue] Current collections...

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Thu Apr 8 15:07:41 CDT 2004

> > The problem with the Realtek cards is they suck up a lot of CPU cycles.
> That was the case with earlier 8029 and such cards (PCI Ne2K clones etc
> - nothing to expect from them). By my testing, Realtek 8139C doesn't
> take more cpu time than, say, Intel 100Mbps cards. There's still a
> difference - the top bandwith with my computer was 92 MB/s with Intel
> and 87 MB/s with Realtek.

That's interesting.  I've heard that Realtek still had that problem, even
with their GigE chipset.  That's why I didn't buy a Sonnet GigE card for
my OS X system.  Well, that and being able to get a generic BCM5703 card
to work with Apple's drivers.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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