I can honestly tell you that I never thought I would be writing a review of a network card. In my seven years of reviewing hardware for PC Perspective (and Amdmb.com), with all the CPUs, video cards and motherboards, there are some items I just thought were as good as they got. USB, hard drives and network cards all seemed to just "be there" and worked the way they were supposed to work. As USB 2.0 implementations varried from chipset to chipset and as Western Digital unvieled their 10,000 RPM Raptor drives the component performance was improved. And it looks like we might finally have seen an enthusiast-based networking advancement as well.