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Computers with Presto 10GbE 10GBase-T PCIe Cards

10 Gigabit Cabled Networking

Ultra-Fast 10 Gb/s Network Connection

With creative pros’ increasing demand for greater data transfer speeds and more bandwidth over shared networks, it’s no wonder that 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) use has skyrocketed—this high-speed cabled networking standard offers ten times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, the common wired network connection included with most computers today. To get your computer up to speed, you’ll have to adapt—Sonnet’s Presto™ 10GbE 10GBASE-T PCIe 3.0 card is a powerfully simple and cost-effective way to add dual-port copper 10GbE connectivity to your Mac Pro® tower or Windows® PC, or Linux® server.

CAT-6 Cables

Connect your computer to the switch or device’s 10GbE ports via inexpensive CAT-6 or CAT-6A copper cabling

Key Features

Adds 10GbE Connectivity to Mac Pro Towers, Windows PCs, and Linux Servers—Powerfully simple way to add high-performance 10GbE connectivity to your computer with PCIe slots

Optimized for Thunderbolt™—Ideal for use in Sonnet's Echo Express and xMac™ Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion systems

Cost Effective—Connects to 10GbE infrastructure via inexpensive CAT-6 or CAT-6A cables at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively

Simple Setup—Low-profile x4 PCI Express® 3.0 card installs into an available slot, and after a simple driver installation, configures through OS X Network control panel or Windows Device Manager

Supports Transparent Failover—Keeps your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails

Supports Link Aggregation (Teaming)—Increases throughput beyond what a single connection can sustain(1)

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10x the Performance of Gigabit Ethernet
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Simple Set-Up. High-Performance Computing.

The Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T card enables you to connect your computer to high-speed infrastructure and storage without stepping down in speed. Setup is simple—after installing the low-profile card into an available x4 or larger PCIe slot in your computer, just download and install a driver, connect to the switch or device’s 10GbE ports via inexpensive CAT-6 or CAT-6A copper cabling at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively, and then configure the card through the OS X® Network control panel or Windows Device Manager. This Sonnet solution is perfect for high-performance computing where low latency, high bandwidth, and low CPU overhead are required.

Dual Ports IconIts increased throughput performance and low host-CPU utilization are achieved through functions such as flow control support, 64-bit address support for systems using more than 4GB of physical memory; and stateless offloads such as TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum offloading, enabling your computer to perform better while large files transfers or high I/O operations take place. Wake-on-LAN support enables remotely waking your computer when you need it, and not wasting energy when you don’t. With its dual ports, this Sonnet adapter supports transparent failover to keep your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails, and it also supports link aggregation (teaming)(1) for increased throughput!

Thunderbolt ConnectionsOptimized for Thunderbolt

Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe slot? Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T is ideal for use in one of Sonnet's Echo Express or xMac Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion systems—the combo enables you to add ultra-fast 10GbE network connections to any Mac® or Windows PC with a Thunderbolt 2 port.

 

Sonnet Dual-Port 10GbE Products Table

Ethernet Adapters (Gigabit)

Top

Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T
Top

Presto 10GbE SFP+
Top

Twin 10G
(Thunderbolt 2 Version)
Top

Twin 10G SFP+
(Thunderbolt 2 Version)
Top

Twin 10G
Thunderbolt 3 Edition
Top

Twin 10G SFP+
Thunderbolt 3 Edition
Part No.
G10E-2X-E3
G10E-SFP-2XA-E2
TWIN10G-TB2
TWIN10G-SFP-TB2
TWIN10GC-TB3
TWIN10GC-SFP-T3
Adapter Type
PCIe 3.0 Adapter Card
PCIe 2.0 Adapter Card
Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Thunderbolt 3 Adapter
Thunderbolt 3 Adapter
10GbE Interface Type
10GBASE-T (RJ45)
SFP+
10GBASE-T (RJ45)
SFP+
10GBASE-T (RJ45)
SFP+
Configurable with SFP+ Transceivers*
 
 
 
Cable Type Used
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
LC, Optical*
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
LC, Optical*
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
LC, Optical*
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
Controller
Intel x550
Intel® 82599
Intel x540
Intel 82599
Intel x550
Intel 82599
OS X, macOS Support
OS X 10.8.5+
(Sierra Compatible)
OS X 10.8.5+
(Sierra Compatible)
OS X 10.8.5+
(Sierra Compatible)
OS X 10.8.5+
(Sierra Compatible)
macOS 10.12.1+ (Sierra)
macOS 10.12.1+ (Sierra)
Windows Support
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
Linux Support
 
FreeBSD
 
 
* See product page for details

 See Tech Specs Tab for footnotes
Part No.  
G10E-2X-E3 Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 3.0 Card
Hardware  
Warranty 1-year
Form Factor Low-profile PCIe computer card
External Connectors RJ45
Bus Interface PCI Express v3.0, x4
Controller Intel X550
Network Support

10GBASE-T

  • 100 meters using CAT-6A cabling
  • 55 meters using CAT-6 cabling

5GBASE-T(3), 2.5GBASE-T(3), 100BASE-T

  • 100 meters using CAT-5E, CAT-6, or
    CAT-6A cabling
Link Aggregation Supported on macOS, Windows Server Editions, and Windows 7(1)
Packets Maximum packet size: 15872 bytes (jumbo frames)
Advanced Features
  • Flow control support
  • Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI)
  • RSS (Receive-Side Scaling)
  • Interrupt coalescing
  • Multicast filtering
  • 64-bit address support for systems using more than 4GB of physical memory
Stateless Offloads
  • TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum offloading
  • TSO (TCP Segmentation Offload, AKA Large Send Offload)
  • LRO (Large Receive Offload)
RoHS Compliant Yes
Package Contents
  • Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 3.0 Card
  • Two mounting brackets(2)
  • Documentation

 

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Computer Compatibility

Mac Pro, PC desktop, or server with full-height or low-profile PCIe slots

OS Compatibility

OS X 10.8.5+

macOS Sierra compatible

64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7; Server 2016, 2012, 2008

Linux

Thunderbolt Compatibility

Mac or PC via a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Card Expansion System


Technical Notes

  1. Switch/router must support link aggregation (teaming) and ports must be configured for link aggregation. Windows 7 link aggregation support requires an Intel driver download. Link aggregation not supported by Windows 8 or 10.
  2. Package includes both low-profile and full-height mounting brackets.
  3. Feature to be added in a future firmware release to support Windows and Linux

 

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