"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possibly just out of date).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.
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