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JPElectron

If a Gigabit server goes to a Gigabit switch, but then that switch connects to a 10/100 switch for the rest of the clients, then 100Mbps is still your bottleneck to all clients - you probably haven't accomplished much.

Depending if your servers really need to talk faster to eachother, in order for response time to a client application to improve, (for example multiple DB servers, or a DB to a front-end web server) it is possible clients on the 10/100 network will see application-specific improvements, but this depends greatly on your application/design.

If your simply talking about file transfers, then all devices in the network must link at Gigabit to see any improvement.