Network Interface Tests
Our network tests use the ntttcp application distributed by Microsoft for testing network controller’s efficiency. The program creates a number of threads from a server machine to spit data at the test machine at up to Gigabit speeds. Both maximum throughput and CPU utilization are tested.
Network Interface Test Max Throughput
Network Interface Test CPU Utilization
While the bandwidth test came out about equal, the GIGABYTE did pull a significant win in the CPU utilization test. Why the EPoX had higher CPU utilization I’m not sure, but it declares the GIGABYTE the winner in this area.