Salient Features
• Low-Profile Standard Form Factor
• PCI Express 2.1 (2.5GT/s or 5GT/s)
• 2 RJ-45 ports
• Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (I/O AT)
• VMDq, Next-Generation VMDq, and PC-SIG SR-IOV for Virtualized Environments
• Jumbo Frame Support up to 9.5KB
• IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
• Low Power Consumption (4W Typical)
• iSCSI Remote Boot Support
• Flexible I/O Virtualization and Quality of Service (QoS)
• PXE Boot Support
• RoHS compliant 6/6

General • Intel® i350 GbE controller
• Compact size low-profile standard form factor
• PCI-E 2.1 x4 (2.5GT/s or 5GT/s) interface
• Dual RJ-45 connectors
• Intel® PROSet Utility for Windows® Device Manager
• Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (I/O AT)

Ethernet Features • IEEE 802.3 auto-negotiation for speed, duplex, and flow control
• IEEE 802.3x and 802.3z compliant flow control support
• Automatic cross-over detection function (MDI/MDI-X)
• 1Gb/s Ethernet IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab PHY specifications Compliant
• IEEE 1588 protocol and 802.1AS implementation

Power Management and Efficiency • IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) which reduces power consumption of the PHY by about 50%
• DMA Coalescing reduces platform power consumption
• Active State Power Management (ASPM) support
• LAN disable function
• MAC Power Management controls
• Low Power Link Up Link Speed Control
• Power consumption: 4W

Virtualization Features • VM to VM Packet forwarding (Packet Loopback)
• Eight TX and RX queue pairs per port to support VMWare NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ
• Flexible Port Partitioning: 32 Virtual Functions
• PC-SIG SR-IOV implementation
• IEEE 802.1q VLAN support
• IEEE 802.1q advanced packet filtering

Performance Features • TCP/UDP, IPv4 and IPv6 checksum offloads to improve CPU usage
• Low Latency Interrupts
• Tx TCP segmentation offload (IPv4, IPv6) increases throughput and lowers processor usage
• Receive Side Scaling (RSS) for Windows environment, Scalable I/O for Linux environments
• Jumbo Frames support up to 9.5K Bytes
• Intelligent interrupt generation

Remote Boot Options • iSCSI remote boot for Windows, Linux, and VMware
• NC-SI cable (comes with motherboard)

OS Support • Windows® XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 SP1 2003 SP2, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2S
• RedHat EL 5.5, 6.0; SuSe SLES 10 SP3, 11 SP1
• FreeBSD 8.0
• VMware ESX 4.0, 4.1, 5.0
• Xen

Cables Support • RJ-45 Category-5/5e up to 100m

Operating Conditions • Operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F)
• Storage temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)

Physical Dimensions • Card PCB dimensions:
10.16cm (4.00in) x 6.90cm (2.73in)
• Height of end brackets:
standard – 12cm (4.725in), low-profile – 7.94cm (3.13in)