Gigabit Ethernet

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 Question by Manuel Araujo posted 30 Jul 2002
 Gigabit Ethernet
I have a 64bit/32bit Ethernet 1000Gbit network card seated in a 32bit slot in my Dell Dimension workstation. Am I going to get the full 1Gbit throughput using the 32bit pci bus.
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 31 Jul 2002
Dear Manuel,

The simple answer is no.

If you look at it, the actual throughput depends on variety of factors, ranging from size of Ethernet packet frames to the hard drive reading/writing speed, to the algorithms of the actual software applications.

The good news is: you can still hope to get several times faster throughput than with 100Base-TX hardware.

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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