Intel® Ethernet Switch FM6000 Series

The Intel® Ethernet Switch FM5000/FM6000 Series are a family of fully integrated wire-speed 10/40 Gbps Ethernet switch silicon. The Intel® Ethernet Switch FM5000/FM6000 supports enhanced features critical for today’s high performance switching environments: low latency, scalability, L3 routing, MPLS, NAT, priority flow control, enhanced transmission selection, as well as support for TRILL, VxLAN, NVGRE, and DCBx. The Intel® Ethernet Switch FM5000/FM6000 Series supports up to 64 10 GbE Ethernet ports and the ability to group ports as 40 GbE MLD uplinks. The Intel® Ethernet Switch FM5000/FM6000 delivers tremendous flexibility using the advanced Intel® Flexpipe™ technology, while maintaining the best-in-class latency and throughput demonstrated by the Intel® Ethernet Switch FM2000 and FM4000 silicon product lines.


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Features and Specifications Intel® Ethernet Switch FM5224 Intel® Ethernet Switch FM6300 Intel® Ethernet Switch FM6700
Maximum bandwidth 240 Gbps 640 Gbps 640 Gbps
Maximum SGMII ports 72 72 72
Maximum XAUI ports 2 24 24
Maximum 10G KR ports 8 64 64
Maximum 40G KR4 ports 2 16 16
Cut-through latency 400 nS 400 nS 400 nS
Frame processing rate 360 Mpps 960 Mpps 960 Mpps
Shared packet memory size 8MB 8MB 8MB
Traffic classes 8 8 8
MAC table size 64K 64K 64K
ACL rules 24K 24K 24K
IPv4/IPv6 routes 64K/16K 64K/16K 64K/16K
Intel® Flexpipe™ technology Yes Yes Yes
Advanced load balancing Yes Yes Yes
CEE/DCB features Yes Yes Yes
Server virtualization support Yes Yes Yes
Advanced tunneling features No Yes Yes
SDN support No Yes Yes
CPU interface PCIe*, EBI PCIe gen2 PCIe gen2
Target applications Micro server  Data center top of rack switch, network appliances, and video distribution Data center and communications infrastructure supporting software-defined networking