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Date:      Fri, 22 Jan 2010 18:19:02 -0700
From:      Elliot Finley <efinley.lists@gmail.com>
To:        John <john@starfire.mn.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Recommendations for NICs?
Message-ID:  <54e63c321001221719n363a0676ga18a82e8cbc8029a@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20100121112757.A11858@starfire.mn.org>
References:  <20100121112757.A11858@starfire.mn.org>

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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@starfire.mn.org> 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@starfire.MN.ORG
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