Realtek PCIE Network driver update

Mike

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Realtek network interface card drivers, specifically for the Realtek PCIe GBIE Family Controller Drivers
(Network Interface Card Drivers from Realtek). The latest drivers, 7.0.46 can be found here: Realtek

The drivers themselves were released 8/3/2011 but are dated 6/10/2011.
 

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Win7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Driver7.0532012/3/22740kUS1US3US2HKUK1CN

No release notes can be found, however, users of Realtek NICs will want to consider making this upgrade.

 
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Mike

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Similar to the latest Realtek Semiconductor Hi-Definition Audio Codec update, Realtek has also come out with newer network interface card (NIC) drivers for your Realtek-compatible LAN cards. These cards are often built-in on Gigabyte and Asus motherboards, so check Device Manager and your system specs before upgrade.

The driver was issued 2012/5/22 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. There is a noticeable performance improvement between these drivers, and the Microsoft compatibility drivers from 2009.

Realtek Network Interface Card (NIC) Drivers - for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 v7.058 2012-5-22

Typically, unified drivers are released to add support for new hardware, while also patching issues for existing devices. The drivers require a manual update using Device Manager as explained in the YouTube video above. Good luck with this upgrade!
 
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