Intel® Ethernet
Converged Network
and Server Adapters
Connectivity you can count on
Reliable Performance
• Broad OS support
• Optimized for Intel® Architecture
• Low latency Ethernet
Best Choice for Virtualization
• Outstanding virtualization performance with Intel®
Virtualization Technology for Connectivity
• Leadership in virtual system scalability with Flexible
Port Partitioning (FPP) and intelligent offload
• Broad VM support (VMware ESXi*, Microsoft Hyper-V*,
KVM* and Xen*)
Unified Networking
• Full line of 10GbE Converged Network Adapters (CNA)
• Fibre Channel over Ethernet
• iSCSI with trusted, native OS support
• Support for data center bridging with lossless Ethernet
Quick and Easy Converged
Network and Server
Adapter Management
Powerful point-and-click configuration tool for
advanced adapter features, connection teaming,
even VLANs, with Intel® PROSet for Windows
Device Manager*.
• Convenient access to Intel® PROSet Utility, now
integrated in Windows Device Manager.
• Simple, integrated tools make it easy to manage and
troubleshoot Ethernet connections in both servers and
client computers.
• Supports multivendor teaming
for adapter
compatibility with
most on-board
connections.
Platform Optimization
• Integrated PCI Express*
• Intel® Direct Data I/O Technology
Compatibility tested for trouble-free interoperability
with network infrastructure elements.
Broad selection from 10/100 Mbps to 10 Gbps, for
copper or fiber, from PCI to PCI Express*, BASE-T to SFP+,
with network reach from 1 meter to 10 kilometers and
in single- to quad-port configurations. Other form factors
including custom mezzanine cards and express modules
are available upon request.
Performance and reliability backed by more than
30 years of network connectivity experience and Intel
worldwide customer support.
Ethernet Everywhere. It Just Works.
www.intel.com/go/ethernet
Easy installation and management with Intel® Advanced
Network Services (Intel® ANS) and Intel® PROSet for
Windows Device Manager* and other tools.
Worldwide availability and environmentally friendly
for compliance with global market requirements.
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Intel® Ethernet
Converged Network
and Server Adapters
Product Selection Guide
252454-022
UPDATED APRIL 2012
Reliable Performance
•
Best Choice for Virtualization
•
Unified Networking
10 Gigabit for Servers and Workstations
Speed
Copper
Fiber
Brand Name
Intel® Ethernet
Converged Network Adapter
X540-T2
Intel® Ethernet
Converged Network Adapter
X520-DA2
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
10 Gigabit AT2
NetEffect™ Ethernet
Server Cluster Adapter
CX4
NetEffect™ Ethernet
Server Cluster Adapter
DA
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port
Intel® Ethernet
Converged Network Adapter
X520-SR1
Intel® Ethernet
Converged Network Adapter
X520-SR2
Intel® Ethernet
Converged Network Adapter
X520-LR1
NetEffect™ Ethernet
Server Cluster Adapter
SFP+ SR
Product Code
X540T2
E10G42BTDA
E10G41AT2
E10G81GT2CX4
E10G81G2P
EXPX9502CX4
E10G41BFSR
E10G42BFSR
E10G41BFLR
E10G81GF2SR
Ethernet Controller(s)
Intel® X540
Intel® 82599ES
Intel® 82598EB
NetEffect™ NE020
NetEffect™ NE020
Intel® 82598EB
Intel® 82599ES
Intel® 82599ES
Intel® 82599ES
NetEffect™ NE020
Connector & Cable Medium
RJ-45 Copper
SFP+ Direct Attach Copper
RJ-45 Copper
CX4 Copper
SFP+ Direct Attach Copper
CX4 Copper
LC Fiber Optic
LC Fiber Optic
LC Fiber Optic
LC Fiber Optic
Cabling Type
Category-6 up to 55 m
Category-6A up to 100 m
SFP+ Direct Attached
Twin Axial Cabling up to 10 m
Category-6 up to 55 m
Category-6A up to 100 m
8 pair, 100 ohm
Twin Axial Cabling up to 15 m
SFP+ Direct Attached
Twin Axial Cabling up to 10 m
8 pair, 100 ohm
Twin Axial Cabling up to 15 m
MMF 62.5/50 µm
up to 300 m
MMF 62.5/50 µm
up to 300 m
SMF up to 10 km
MMF 62.5/50 µm
up to 300 m
Slot Type, Maximum Bus
Speed & Slot Width
PCI Express* 2.1
5.0 GT/s Lane x 8 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
5.0 GT/s x 8 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
2.5 GT/s Lane x 8 Lane
PCI Express* 1.1
2.5 GHz/Lane x 8 Lane
PCI Express* 1.1
2.5 GHz/Lane x 8 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
2.5 GT/s Lane x 8 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
5.0 GT/s x 8 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
5.0 GT/s x 8 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
5.0 GT/s x 8 Lane
PCI Express* 1.1
2.5 GHz/Lane x 8 Lane
Ports
Dual Port
Dual Port
Single Port
Single Port
Single Port
Dual Port
Single Port
Dual Port
Single Port
Single Port
Supported Slot Height(s)
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Intelligent Offloads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Intel® VT for Connectivity
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
Hypervisor-based Port
Partitioning
NA
NA
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
Hypervisor-based Port
Partitioning
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
NA
Storage over Ethernet
iSCSI, FCoE, NFS
iSCSI, FCoE, NFS
iSCSI, FCoE, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, FCoE, NFS
iSCSI, FCoE, NFS
iSCSI, FCoE, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iWARP/RDMA
NA
NA
NA
Yes
Yes
NA
NA
NA
NA
Yes
Speed/Port
Gigabit for Servers and Workstations
Ethernet
Everywhere.
It Just Works.
For additional
product information,
please visit:
intel.com/go/ethernet
10 Gigabit for Desktops
Copper
Fiber
Copper
Brand Name
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
I350-T4
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
I350-T2
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
I340-T4
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
Gigabit ET Dual Port
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
Gigabit ET2 Quad Port
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
PRO/1000 PT
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
I350-F2
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
I350-F4
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
I340-F4
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
Gigabit EF Dual Port
Intel® Ethernet
Server Adapter
PRO/1000 PF
Intel® Ethernet
Desktop Adapter
Gigabit CT
Product Code
I350T4
I350T4BLK
I350T2
I350T2BLK
E1G44HT
E1G44HTBLK
E1G42ET
E1G42ETBLK
E1G44ET2
E1G44ET2BLK
EXPI9400PT
EXPI9400PTBLK
1350F2
I350F2BLK
I350F4
I350F4BLK
E1G44HF
E1G44HFBLK
E1G42EF
E1G42EFBLK
EXPI9400PF
EXPI9400PFBLK
EXPI9301CT
EXPl9301CTBLK
Ethernet Controller(s)
Intel® I350
Intel® I350
Intel® 82580
Intel® 82576
Intel® 82576
Intel® 82572
Intel® I350
Intel® I350
Intel® 82580
Intel® 82576
Intel® 82572
Intel® 82574
Connector & Cable Medium
RJ-45 Copper
RJ-45 Copper
RJ-45 Copper
RJ-45 Copper
RJ-45 Copper
RJ-45 Copper
LC Fiber Optic
LC Fiber Optic
Fiber Optic
Fiber Optic
Fiber Optic
RJ-45 Copper
Cabling Type
Cat 5e
up to 100 m
Cat 5e
up to 100 m
Cat 5e
up to 100 m
Cat 5e
up to 100 m
Cat 5e
up to 100 m
Cat 5e
up to 100 m
MMF 62.5 µm up to 275 m
MMF 50 µm up to 550 m
MMF 62.5 µm up to 275 m
MMF 50 µm up to 550 m
MMF 62.5 µm up to 275 m
MMF 50 µm up to 550 m
MMF 62.5 µm up to 275 m
MMF 50 µm up to 550 m
MMF 62.5/50 µm
up to 275 m
Cat 5e
up to 100 m
Slot Type, Maximum Bus
Speed & Slot Width
PCI Express* 2.1
5 GT/s Lane x 4 Lane
PCI Express* 2.1
5 GT/s Lane x 4 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
5 GT/s Lane x 4 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
2.5 GT/s Lane x 4 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
2.5 GT/s Lane x 4 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
2.5 GT/s Lane x 1 Lane
PCI Express* 2.1
5 GT/s Lane x 4 Lane
PCI Express* 2.1
5 GT/s Lane x 4 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
5 GT/s Lane x 4 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
2.5 GT/s Lane x 4 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
2.5 GT/s Lane x 4 Lane
PCI Express* 2.0
2.5 GT/s Lane x 1 Lane
Ports
Quad Port
Dual Port
Quad Port
Dual Port
Quad Port
Single Port
Dual Port
Quad Port
Quad Port
Dual Port
Single Port
Single Port
Supported Slot Height(s)
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Full Height
Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Low Profile and Full Height
Halogen Free
Yes
Yes
Yes
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Intelligent Offloads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NA
Intel® VT for Connectivity
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
NA
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
On-chip QoS and Traffic
Management, Flexible Port
Partitioning, Virtual Machine
Device Queues (VMDq),
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV capable
NA
NA
Storage over Ethernet
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
iSCSI, NFS
Intel® Ethernet Power
Management1
Yes
Yes
NA
NA
NA
NA
Yes
Yes
NA
NA
NA
NA
Intel® Ethernet Power Management includes Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and DMA Coalescing
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