Recommendations for 10gbps NIC

Barney Cordoba barney_cordoba at
Fri Jul 26 15:31:05 UTC 2013

 From: Alexander V. Chernikov <melifaro at>
To: Boris Kochergin <spawk at> 
Cc: freebsd-net at 
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: Recommendations for 10gbps NIC

On 25.07.2013 00:26, Boris Kochergin wrote:
> Hi.
> I am looking for recommendations for a 10gbps NIC from someone who has
> successfully used it on FreeBSD. It will be used on FreeBSD 9.1-R/amd64
> to capture packets. Some desired features are:
> - PCIe
> - LC connectors
> - 10GBASE-SR
> - Either single- or dual-port
> - Multiqueue
Intel 82598/99/X520
Emulex OCe10102-NM
Mellanox ConnectX
Chelsio T4

Do they all cost the same, have the exact same features and have equally well-written drivers? Which do you recommend
and why?


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