Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NIC) with PCI Express 3.0 deliver high-bandwidth and industryleading Ethernet connectivity for performance-driven server and storage applications in Enterprise Data Centers, High-Performance Computing, and Embedded environments. Clustered databases, web infrastructure, and high frequency trading are just a few applications that will achieve significant throughput and latency improvements resulting in faster access, real-time response and more users per server. ConnectX-3 EN improves network performance by increasing available bandwidth while decreasing the associated transport load on the CPU especially in virtualized server environments.
Nice when compared to Intel X520-DA2
Pros: - There are more levers to pull with Windows Server 2008R2 drivers than with the Intel X520-DA2 card.
Other Thoughts: - Needs WinPCap 4.1.3
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