Intel's new Wi-Fi Cards detailed on the website

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  1. Phoenix

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    I'll wait for the MSI thank you. I don't trust Mr. Azor's throttling taptops :rolleyes:
     
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    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    I know... I put in missed D in my reply. Btw. What is Killer 150 ?:D Missed 5 ? :p
     
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    Do we have confirmation that is the main difference?

    So does that mean the 9560 is a higher end version (as we'd expect from the higher number)?

    Here are the product briefs:
    https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/dual-band-wireless-ac-9260-brief.html
    https://www.intel.com/content/dam/w...t-briefs/dual-band-wireless-ac-9560-brief.pdf

    They seem to be about the same price.
     
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    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    @HiveMind from my understanding 9560 has electrically different interface and is missing some functionality now included in some latest CPUs.
     
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    It's interesting - we have one user claiming that it is a big upgrade and another disappointed. Seems to be very much a Your Mileage May Vary type of release.



    Thanks. It seems like the 9260 might be the one to get.
     
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    There may be driver issues, but spec-wise 9260/9560 is a major upgrade, also bringing Bluetooth 5 to PC.
     
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    Ive had zero issues with the driver. The bluetooth range has also dramatically increased as well. I couldnt be happier.

    If you dont have a router that can aggregate multiple 1gb connections to a single device you wont be transferring over about 800megs a sec.....
     
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    Hi, guys!

    Forgive me for breaking into this thread, but I think I really need your input on what I've begun to consider the Intel Wireless AC/Killer Wireless AC "issue."

    Here's why:

    Yesterday, I ordered my MSI GS63 STEALTH-061 15.6-inch laptop from HIDevolution, and I'm very pleased with the options I chose, most of which couldn't have been made as appropriately (given my needs) without the help of the inimitable Donald S. :)

    The wireless card I chose was the Intel Wireless AC 8265. I chose that over the Killer based on comments, experiences, and feedback I'd read over the past few months about Killer's instabilities on various levels. Apparently, the 1535 worked perfectly for some and was a nightmare for others. I wasn't able to find the same level of happy vs. disgruntled among customers who opted for the Intel 8265; the full majority were happy campers. So I asked for the Intel to avoid the possibility that I might end up having trouble with Killer if I chose that.

    This morning, I noticed that HIDevolution added the two newest versions for Intel (the 9260) and Killer (the 1550), and I e-mailed Donald to ask if the 9260 would offer a stronger signal for my office wireless setup.

    I work from home, and our Spectrum router/modem is upstairs, while my office is downstairs and triangularly away from the Spectrum unit; also, the downstairs has a concrete infrastructure (sort of like a bunker, but not really). I have noticed that depending upon where I am downstairs, my wireless bars vary from 4 to 5 (or fewer if the gods so decree). So a steady, strong, stable wireless card and connection would be a great help to me.

    I e-mailed Donald that if the 9260 is a true step up, I'd like to upgrade to that (it's only $10 more). But when Donald and I spoke after he received my post, he offered his opinion: for signal strength under my particular working circumstances, and given my needs, the Killer 1535 (possibly the 1555, but he hasn't really worked with it yet) would be the better choice.

    Well...I heard what he said, and I more than respect his opinion, but I'm still nervous about Killer--and now I'm concerned that I may be totally off base about being nervous!

    Which brings me full circle: I've gone back to all the different forums and computer community sites I visited to see if these were all old posts or whatever. But no: several were from the past six to eight months. So all I got for my research effort was a headache.

    For those of you who have worked (are still working) with Killer on an MSI unit similar to the one I will be getting--GS63 STEALTH-061 15.6-inch--any input would massively appreciated!

    Thank you!

    (Off to find some aspirin...)
     
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    I've tried them all with the exception of the Killer 1550 which I should receive in the next 10 days hopefully from HIDevolution as I've ordered it from them.

    First off, the Intel cards are not short of issues, if you install the bloated Intel PRO-Set utility which is the main download available, then this might happen: Apps not loading on startup in Windows 10 [SOLVED]

    Secondly, forget about bars, with the Intel cards, I would get 4 bars, which is 2 bars above what I get with the Killer from that bar perspective BUT, and this is a big BUT, when I check my connection speed with the Intel, it fluctuates between 172MBPS to 390 MBPS severely impacting my internet connection's download speed. You see, I have a 100MBPS down/20MBPS up connection. With the the Intel, because of the sucky speeds that it connects to the router at, I barely get 20MBPS download as if I were connected to the 2.4GHz band rather than the 5GHz band. My router is only 10 feet away from me but it's sitting in a little storage room with a wooden door behind it, then my room has a door, the Intel's signal is so bad it can't penetrate those walls properly, imagine how it'd be if you had concrete walls a story above!?

    While I was an Anti-Killer Networking person in the past, back then when I used to have BSODs if I installed their Killer Performance Suite which managed the bandwidth allocation for apps to ensure all apps have enough bandwidth depending on their priority levels which you can define, then I had the card disable itself when I am downloading so many items at once which was a very common issue all across the Alienware / Dell forums back then, these issues were all ironed out and the drivers are very stable now. I've not had one disconnection in the year that I've owned this laptop and always get a steady 866MBPS connection to my router and get the full speed that my ISP has given me downloads wise.

    From what you described, you'd be lucky if you can even see a signal with that Intel card from that range behind concrete walls

    This is what makes Killer's Range superior. Especially if you have one of the new routers which support MU-MIMO:

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