Broadcom NetXtreme II 5708 Network Interface Card with TOE and iSCSI Offload

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Broadcom® NetXtreme™ II 5708 Single Port Ethernet PCI-Express Network Interface Card with TOE and iSCSI Offload

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BroadCom NetXtreme II 5708 PCI-Express Network Interface Card
The Broadcom® NetXtreme™ II 5708 NIC supports multiple functions over a unified fabric to help simplify network management, reduce costs and is easily deployable. It features TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) technology for Windows® that offloads the TCP/IP processing from the server CPU onto the LAN adapter. A NIC with TOE technology helps preserve valuable CPU cycles for applications processing and improves overall server performance and network efficiency. In turn, this helps to preserve customer investments in applications, manageability, and security.

The NetXtreme II 5708 NIC also provides iSCSI Host Bus Adapter (HBA) functionality by offloading the iSCSI block level storage processing onto the NIC and running iSCSI through the existing Ethernet infrastructure. Remote Boot and Wake on LAN capability enables remote system setup and maintenance which can reduce the costs of on-site service1 visits. Smart Load Balancing helps increase throughput and fault tolerance when network interface cards are configured to work together as a team to share traffic and eliminate bottlenecks. Receive Side Scaling (RSS) enables packet receive processing to scale with the number of available processors. *These features have been designed to meet the specifications outlined in the Microsoft® Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack. The Broadcom® NetXtreme II® 5708 Single Port Ethernet PCI-Express Network Interface Card with TOE/iSCSI Offload helps preserve your existing networking environment: operating systems, network administration tools, core cabling, personnel training, etc., while increasing network functionality.

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Part Number

  • 430-2480


  • Broadcom 5708C

Data Path

  • Four Lanes (x4)

Data Bus

  • PCI Express

Form Factor

  • 5.8 x 2.5 in

Transfer Rate

  • 10/100/1000 Mbps

Ethernet Ports

  • One

Onboard Memory

  • 92KB

Wake On LAN

  • Yes

PXE Support

  • Yes

Receive Side Scaling (RSS)

  • Yes


  • Category 5


  • RJ-45

Maximum Cable Length

  • 100 meters

TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)

  • Yes

iSCSI boot

  • Yes

Advanced Features

  • TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) for increased bi-directional throughput and performance
    Receive Side Scaling (RSS)

Standards Supported

  • IEEE 802.3z, 802.3x, Dynamic 802.3ad, 802.3p, 802.1Q PCI ExpressTM ver 1.0a, ACPI ver 2.0

Operating System  (Dell recommends Windows 10 Pro.)

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2003 Server all editions
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 3 and 4 for x86 and AMD64/EM64T
    SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86 and AMD64/EM64T
    NDIS 2 for DOS

    No Linux support for TOE, Microsoft Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack required for TOE

Server Compatibility

  • PowerEdge™ 1950/2900/2950/840/860

Performance Features

  • Automatic link aggregation and load balancing
    PCI Hot-plug: remove/replace server NIC without powering down the server
    Smart Load Balancing for heterogeneous failover and increased throughput
    Multiple boot agents supporting RPL, BootP, and PXE


  • NETBUI, Collision Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance, 802.2 NetBios, IPX/SPX, IPX, IP, TCP/IP

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature:

    Operating: 32° to 131° F (0° to 55° C)
    Storage: -40° to 185° F (-40° to 85° C)


  • +3.3V +/-5%, Maximum 2A @3.3V (DC)


  • 1-year limited warranty*