"Nikolas Britton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > On 7/3/06, Lowell Gilbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> "Nikolas Britton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: >> >> > What are the difference between the Intel PRO/1000 PT Server and >> > Desktop Adapters? >> > >> > Intel PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter: $130 ~ 150 >> > Intel PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter: $40 ~ 60 >> > >> > Both use the i82572EI chip and both appear to use the same PCB. Would >> > I be correct in assuming it's a marketing scam to get 2.5 times the >> > price for the same device? >> >> Look at the specs; they use different controllers (from the same >> family, so they may well work in the same PCB, but distinct in >> capabilities). > > To clarify, I'm looking at Intel's PBs (product briefs) here: > http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/products/prodbrf/pro1000_pt_desktop_adapter.pdf > http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/products/prodbrf/pro1000_pt_server_adapter.pdf > > Look at the first line in the Features list on the first page, Both > PBs list the same "Intel 82572EI Gigabit Controller".
Hmm. Sorry, my notes seem to be wrong (or, given this market, quite possibly just out of date). I thought the "desktop" version was based on something else (82751, I would have guessed). >> They also have different bus interfaces -- which >> could be a sustantial speed advantage for the server version under >> high load. >> > > Again the PB clearly states both cards are PCI Express 1x... Just look > at the photo in the PB... The cards are identical! I still think there's a difference there, though; the "server" version seems to be 4x. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"