Ethernet latency with newer PCI bus NICs

Greg Lindahl glindahl at hpti.com
Thu Jan 25 10:27:41 EST 2001


On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 09:45:49AM -0500, Lechner, David wrote:
> I remember that it was suggested a while back (by Greg Lindahl I think!)
> that newer PCI-X bus based NICs would be soon available which significantly
> reduce the latency involved with Fast Ethernet NICs  - Are these available
> now,

PCI-X itself isn't available yet. It's another speed jump, like 66 mhz
PCI busses, which are still fairly rare. I haven't been paying
attention, but I think some manufacturers have announced PCI-X is
coming out soon...

-- g


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