Product Overview

The Intel® Ethernet Controller 10/40 gigabit family extends Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) beyond server virtualization to the network with hardware optimizations and off-loads for the rapid provisioning of networks in an agile data center. The Intel® Ethernet Controller X710 is PCI Express* 3.0, x8 and is available in a dual 10 GbE configuration. The Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710 is PCI Express 3.0, x8 and is available in dual 40 GbE, single 40 GbE/quad 10 GbE, and dual 10 GbE configurations. 

Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710 Family

Key features include:

  • Industry-leading I/O virtualization innovations and performance with broad hypervisor and standards support
  • Network virtualization off-loads and accelerations for overlay protocols including Geneve,* VXLAN,* and NVGRE*
  • Optimized for Intel® Data Plane Developer Kit (Intel® DPDK) with excellent small packet performance for network functions virtualization
  • Delivers unified networking providing a single wire for LAN and storage: NAS (SMB, NFS) and SAN (iSCSI)