Salient Features
• Dual RJ45 Connectors
• Low-Profile, Short Length Standard Form Factor
• PCI Express 2.1 (2.5GT/s or 5GT/s)
• Intel® QuickData Technology
• Asset Management Features
• VMDq, Next-Generation VMDq, and PC-SIG SR-IOV for Virtualized Environments
• Jumbo Frames Support up to 15.5KB
• iSCSI Remote Boot Support
• Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
• Supports the most popular Network Operating Systems (NOSs)
• Supports RJ-45 Category-6 or 6A
• RoHS compliant 6/6

General • Intel® X540 10GbE controller with integrated 10GBase-T copper PHYs
• Compact size low-profile standard form factor
• PCI-E x8 2.1 (2.5GT/s or 5GT/s) interface
• Dual RJ-45 connectors with speed up to 10Gb/port
• Load balancing on multiple CPUs
• Intel® PROSet Utility for Windows® Device Manager
• Maximum power consumption: about 13W

I/O Features • Intel® QuickData Technology: DMA engine that enhances data acceleration and lowers CPU usage.
• Support jumbo frames of up to 15.5KB.
• 802.1q VLAN support.
• Two integrated independent 10GBase-T interfaces operate at 10GBase-T (10Gb/s) and 1000Base-T (1Gb/s) modes.
• Direct Cache Access (DCA) to avoid cache misses.
• MSI-X support to minimize interrupt overhead of and allow load-balancing between multiple cores/CPUs.
• Receive and Transmit Side Scaling for Windows environment and Scalable I/O for Linux environments.

Performance Features • TCP/UDP Segmentation Offload
• IPv6 Support for IP/TCP and IP/UDP Receive Checksum Offload
• Supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
• Low latency interrupts
• DCA support

Virtualization Features • Support for Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq and Next-generation VMDq)
• L2 Ethernet MAC address and VLAN filters
• PC-SIG SR-IOV implementation
• Advanced Packet Filtering
• VLAN support to allow creation of multiple VLAN segments
• VXLAN through Software

Manageability Features • Preboot eXecuation Environment (PXE) support
• Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) statistics counters
• iSCSI remote boot
• Asset Management Features

OS Support • Windows® Server 2008 R2 SP1, 7 SP1, Server 2008 SP2, Vista SP2,Server 2003 R2, 2003 SP2, 2008 SP2
• Linix Kernel version 3.1.x & 2.6.X
• FreeBSD 8

Cables Support • RJ-45 Category-6 up to 55m; Category-6A up to 100m

Operating Conditions • Operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C

Physical Dimensions • Card PCB dimensions: 14.99cm x 6.93cm (5.9in x 2.73in) (LxW)
• Height of end brackets: standard - 12cm (4.725in), low-profile – 7.94cm (3.13in)