Recommendations for NICs?

Elliot Finley efinley.lists at
Sat Jan 23 01:19:03 UTC 2010

In recent testing with 8-Stable, we couldn't get our Intel cards to push
more than 450Mbps.  We put some Broadcom cards in and we can get 980Mbps.

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:27 AM, John <john at> wrote:

> This used to be a hot topic long ago, but now seems to have become
> rather dormant.  Does that mean that all NICs are pretty much
> commodity with all the good features (unaligned scatter/gather,
> etc), or does it just mean that machine performance has grown to
> the point where we don't care anymore?  The hardware.html page
> tells me what may owrk, but not what may work WELL.  The on-board
> NIC uses the fxp driver.  Should I look for another card that uses
> the same driver?  Are those good, or are both good and "bad" cards
> supproted by the same driver?  The list doesn't give any of the
> featuers which used to be assocaited with "good" or "bad" cards -
> just the names.
> Thanks!
> --
> John Lind
> john at starfire.MN.ORG
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