As for the networking features of the ASUS A8R-MVP mainboard, I cannot praise it that much, unfortunately. The Marvel 88E8001 network controller they used here is connected to the PCI bus, while a lot of advanced solutions already boast PCI Express x1 connection. That is why we were not surprised when the performance results turned out quite low.
However, low bandwidth of the ASUS A8R-MVP network controller is not the only disappointment. During our tests we noticed that this controller would hang every now and then under heavy workload. And this is a truly serious issue. Although, if you are going to use this platform for a mainstream home PC, you will hardly have any problems with network implementation.