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Intel® 82579 GbE Controller: Product BriefOverviewThe Intel® 82579 family of Gigabit Ethernet Controllers provides compact, single-port integrated physical layer devices that connect to the Intel® 6 Series Express chipsets. The 82579 family of products are gigabit copper networking components for mobile, desktop, workstation, embedded, and value-server designs that have critical space and power constraints.Key DetailsReduced Power and Energy Savings:The Intel® 82579 family reduces the power consumption in all power states compared to previous generations of Intel controllers. While in active-idle Intel has implemented Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), a new IEEE* standard. With EEE Intel has reduced the idle power of the gigabit link from about 500 mW to nearly 50 mW providing a significant energy savings. For mobile designs, Intel’s Auto Connect Battery Saver can help reduce the cable-disconnected power of the chip to about 30 mW while still maintaining full functionality. The products also support advanced link downshifting capabilities to provide additional power headroom for system regulatory compliance (such as Energy Star*) by lowering the link speed under certain conditions to save power.Intel® Business Client Features:The Intel® 82579LM supports Intel® AMT, which is a part of Intel’s vPro™ technology on notebooks, desktop, and workstation systems. Intel vPro technology provides built-in manageability, proactive security, and energy-efficient performance for business applications.Simplified installation and Maintenance:Intel® 82579LM products also support the Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP), which provides system image stability (both hardware and software) and consistency for at least 12 months from the product launch date. Helping IT better manage their client environment.Read the full Intel® 82579 GbE Controller Product Brief
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