Gigabit network performance issue

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Guest, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have been testing Gigabit Ethernet performance on
    Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP SP1 and I was really
    disappointed about the performance on Win2003.
    The adapters used are Intel Pro/1000 MT and CT (onboard).

    Using NetIO as benchmark program next to file transfers
    the results were very low. NetIO never gave me more than
    around 24.000k while performing the same test using 2
    WinXP PC's gave me around 100.000k.
    Task Manager shows me the same reports. W2K3 to WXP or
    vice versa transfers never came above 25% but that was
    already exceptional since most of the time it was between
    8 and 18% in Task Manager.
    WXP to WXP gave me better results but never higher than

    This really suprised me. I know that W2K had issues with
    slow networking performance but with 100Mbit networkcards
    I was really impressed by W2K3 since it showed met 98%
    performance in Task Manager with NetIO and I even reached
    that with file transfers.

    Is the slow Gigabit performance a bug in W2K3 (and
    perhaps even in WXP)?
    Anyone got a solution to this?
    Guest, Jan 25, 2004
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