Broken Ethernet port, need help understand network adapter

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Hi guys.

I'm a streamer and I've had some serious stuttering in my stream and I'm trying to get to the bottom of what's causing it. One possible issue is that a while ago my ethernet port broke, and I connected my ethernet through a USB connector as a replacement.
I was unaware this might cause an issue. I've been advised to get a PCI-Express Network Adapter such this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TG-3468-Gigabit-Express-Network/dp/B003CFATNI

Is this the sort of thing I should purchase? I'm currently using this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LSMO85G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Is it possible this could be causing stream stutter, and regardless, should I switch this up? Thanks in advance.

My specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16336 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 185 GB (76 GB Free); K: 931 GB (284 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z170X-Gaming 3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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1) Ethernet-through-USB is not going to be as efficient as an Ethernet adapter plugged directly into the motherboard bus. It also gets Ethernet traffic off of your USB circuits.

2) "Scaling down" does force extra work.
 
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