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.
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Intel provides networking hardware, such as wired Ethernet and wireless adapters enabling comprehensive intelligent system design.
The Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710 preserves application performance for overlay networks. With these offloads it is possible to distribute network traffic across multiple CPU cores.