Game Boyz writes: "Of all the things we test and write about for PC gaming, network speed is usually at the bottom of the list. It is not a sexy category like graphics or sound. I can't tell you how many times I've spent studying specs for Video Cards, Sound Cards, HDD speeds, etc., and how I don't pay too much attention to NIC card specs. After all it's only a NIC card how fancy can you get with a NIC.? Boy was I wrong.
The reality is quite different though as PC Gamers want to squeeze everything they can out of their bandwidth. In the world of FPS's and MMORPG's he who shoots last dies first. It would make sense then that a NIC would be higher up in the gaming hardware priority list then it actually is. There still seems to be some apathy out there for the NIC."