MSI Edge z690 WIFI D4 - I225-V(3) issues (ongoing)

chrispan150302d0

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For those interested i've managed to isolate the problem on a MSI edge z690 Wifi D4 board...I've been going between a comsol USB C Ethernet adaptor and the onboard Intel I225 (3) NIC and over 10 tests consecutively running internet Speed tests (Ookla) between them in a controlled manner by testing against the same ISP test link, I get the same result. The Intel I225(3) no matter which driver I use, throttles my upload to ~30mbps (should be 49mbps), when I go immediately back to the Comsol USB NIC (which incidentally is a Realtek chipset max 1gbps) I get a solid 49mbps (link is 1Gbps/50mbps) over 10 passes, rock solid, no dips, no throttling. I flick back to Intel (onboard nic), back to 29/30mbps over 10 passes, all recorded for proof of problem. The Intel issue effects my online gaming and anything that relies on uploads, i'm sure it's also adding latency and who knows what else to the overall performance. I had originally had issues with disconnects and found the cable that I was using was faulty, but it leads me to believe the NIC is flaky and to be honest, is one of many reasons I have raised an RMA for the board as annoying as it is to do so...Please try this for yourselves if you have a usb nic lying around so you can see for yourself, I have videos for the tech's i'll be showing over the weekend / early next week when I drop off the board, there's something not right and it aint drivers fixing it. I may try another exact same board and if it does it there, it seems to be a manufacturing problem with ALL boards, not a few here or there...I'd like to know if others have the same issue, especially if you're a gamer and you've noticed that something isn't quite right with your performance when gaming online....

PS. Tested on Windows 11 (fully patched), have tried both I225-V (3) driver versions including 1.0.2.14 (15/6/21 & 17/2/21 date stamped, along with 2.0.1.3 13/9/21 (can't belive this wasn't on Intel's website nor MSI's)...still same problem...it's suggesting a hardware problem and widespread...sure it works, but the latency and micro issues don't scream a problem, but when you push the NIC to its limit, it seems to do it intermittently and it's not just MSI, it's anyone with that nic regardless of stepping / revision or board manufacturer...thoughts, opinions and views very welcome.

Peace.
 
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Sturmx

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I am having the same exact problems with the same board and on Windows 11. Lots of packet delay.. Ping spikes up from 30 to 120.. etc. I can also feel added latency to my mouse and other things. I thought it was fixed after 3 revisions but it looks like I made a mistake :(.. Kind of regret not going for a board with a realtek NIC instead. Hopefully this is fixed with some driver update and I don't have to pull the board out of my tower.. Been thinking about just returning the motherboard since its still in the return window but unsure. It performs VERY well other than the intel nic.
 
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