GbE NICs besides em (recommendation wanted)

Dmitry Mityugov dmitry.mityugov at
Wed Aug 31 08:51:10 GMT 2005

On 8/31/05, Emanuel Strobl <Emanuel.strobl at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm quiet disappointed with the em nics and wanted to try some other
> GigaBit NICs (1000baseTX only).
> AFAIK there are re, sk, bge driven cards. Which doesn't saturate a PIII at 800
> at 200mbit/s with interrupt load (like em does)?
> I heard that the re is way better than the not so well rl and although much
> cheaper than em more efficient.
> What about bge? Or sk? Any comments welcome, also if I missed a supported
> family (TX only)

I have a gigabit card managed by re and sk drivers at home IIRC
(PIII at 866, 2xPIII at 1400). I can run some tests for you this weekend if
you wish.

Dmitry Mityugov, St. Petersburg, Russia
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