How do I determine whether the NIC I am using is delivering what I paid for”? Is there some sort of test methodology to determine NIC through put?
All of the 10GbE cards listed bellow use the same chip. Very unlikely you will see performance difference between them.
Aquantia AQtion AQC107 chip
- Synology E10G18-T1
- Asus XG-C100C
- ROG Areion 10G
- QNAP QXG-10G1T
- TP-LINK TX401
- Gigabyte GC-AQC107
If you want to achieve something faster then you can cnsider dual port card and link aggregation/port trunking.
Here are few cards from Intel
Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-SR2 E10G42BFSR 2 x 10GbE LC Connector PCIe 2.0 x8
Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-DA4 X710DA4G2P5 6.01 4 x 10GbE SFP+ PCIe 3.0 x8
Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-T4 X710-T4 5.05 4 x 10GbE RJ45 PCIe 3.0 x8
Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4 I350T4 / I350T4BLK 4 x 1GbE RJ45 PCIe 2.0 x4
Intel Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter E1G42ET / E1G42ETBLK 2 x 1GbE RJ45 PCIe 2.0 x4
Intel Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter E1G44ET2 / E1G44ET2BLK 4 x 1GbE RJ45 PCIe 2.0 x4
Here are few test results with Synology card
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