Mul­ti­me­dia op­tim­ized net­work card

I am tired of bad net­work cards on main­boards. Can someo­me who knows a mar­ket­ing guy of a main­board man­u­fac­turer please please tell them to in­teg­rate a good net­work card (In­tel ones comes to my mind, but oth­er non–Re­al­Tec ones are not bad either… if an In­tel one is not pos­sible at all)? They just need to sell those main­boards as gam­ing and/​or mul­ti­me­dia op­tim­ized:

  • a good net­work card trans­fers more data per second (even while the CPU is used much)
  • a good net­work card does not take much CPU (good DMA en­gine and some IP–stuff-in–hard­ware fea­tures)

Sim­il­ar things can be told about good/​bad SATA con­trol­lers and USB con­trol­lers. If done right, they af­fect the sys­tem less and/​or per­form bet­ter than not so good parts.

Yes, most of this does not af­fect gam­ing in a sig­ni­fic­ant way, but a lot of oth­er hard­ware gamers buy does not af­fect the gam­ing sig­ni­fic­antly.

The point is, that they are will­ing to give more money to get some­thing bet­ter. So please, give them the pos­sib­il­ity to pay a little bit more for good qual­ity so that good stuff will go main­stream.

And do not un­der­es­tim­ate the power of mouth-​to-​mouth mar­ket­ing. If you pro­duce some­thing bet­ter than oth­er com­pan­ies for a fair price (no need to play the we-​are-​the-​cheapest game, just take care to not be the most ex­pens­ive one), it will be bought.

BTW: This is sim­il­ar to the mar­ket­ing with good ca­pa­cit­ors, just on an IT in­stead of an elec­tric­al level.

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