realtek performance (was Re: good ATI chipset results)

Julien Gabel jpeg at
Thu Oct 13 11:31:49 PDT 2005

> On Thursday 13 October 2005 11:13 am, Sean McNeil wrote:
>> On Thu, 2005-10-13 at 09:17 -0400, Mike Tancsa wrote:
>>> Havent really seen anyone else use this board, but I have had good
>>> luck with it so far
>>> Its a micro ATX formfactor with built in video and the onboard NIC is
>>> a realtek.  (Although its not the fastest NIC, its driver is stable
>>> and mature-- especially compared to the headaches people seem to have
>>> with the NVIDIA NICs.)

I just want to say that there is some discussion in the past about the
RealTek 8169S - not on amd64 plateform though (x86) - but it seems not
so stable in all configuration.  See the ml archives for references, and
the PR kern/80005.

>> Is this the RealTek 8169S Single-chip Gigabit Ethernet?
>> For those interested, here are some changes I always use to increase the
>> performance of the above NIC.  With these mods, I can stream over 20
>> MBps video multicast and do other stuff over the network without issues.
>> Without the changes, xmit is horrible with severe UDP packet loss.


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