Summary: After a miserable experience trying to install a Broadcom NIC (constant crashes), I gave up and bought the Intel CT card. This thing absolutely rocks! I plugged it in and booted up with no hassles. Windows found the device and loaded the drivers seamlessly.
Summary: Time will tell, but, the boot delay is a bit of a bother.
Pros: Intel quality.
Cons: Interesting post install process. Card became primary interface and insisted on trying to do network boot. Had to actually plug it into a live port on a switch before it would allow POST. Recognized by Windows 7 and Linux without any fuss or driver search.
Summary: Just plugged it in and was good to go. Ive been paying for 125mbps speed internet and my computer just wouldnt go over 15mbps. Narrowed it down to the card and my 160 dollar lan card just was old and not gigabit ready. Got this one, swapped it out and i get 122mpbs dl and 12-15mbps up.