Broadcom NetXtreme II 57710 Ethernet Mezzanine Card

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10Gb ethernet technology for Dell blade servers

The Broadcom® NetXtreme™ II 57710 Ethernet mezzanine card provides the bandwidth data centres need to support I/O (input/output) intensive applications.

Broadcom 57710 NIC


The Broadcom NetXtreme II 57710 mezzanine card introduces a new level of cost effective blade networking performance with increased bandwidth, reduced latency and lower CPU utilization at 10 Gigabit speeds for Dell™ PowerEdge™ blade servers. Based on Dell blade server adapter designs, the 57710 card delivers two ports for redundancy and connects to networks at 10Gb using the Dell™ PowerConnect™ M8024 10Gb Ethernet Switches. Together, these products provide the necessary infrastructure, performance and bandwidth critical to I/O intensive applications such as virtualization and HPC.

The Broadcom 57710 not only delivers industry standard Ethernet features but also has integrated iSCSI Host Bus Adapter (HBA) functionality for offloaded and accelerated iSCSI block storage with iSCSI Boot capability at high I/O's per second and low CPU utilization. This lowers cost for iSCSI acquisition, deployment and management since the 57710 uses the existing Ethernet infrastructure and eliminates the need to acquire standalone HBA cards. As part of the Broadcom NetXtreme II family of products found across the Dell PowerEdge server portfolio, this enables data centers to simplify IT networking by converging multiple functions over one wire when deploying Dell PowerEdge towers, racks and blade servers.


  • Broadcom 57710

Data Path

  • Eight Lanes (x8)

Data Bus

  • PCI Express

Form Factor

  • Dell Blade Small Form Factor Mezzanine

Transfer Rate

  • 10Gbps

Ethernet Ports

  • Two

Onboard Memory

  • 148KB

Wake On LAN

  • No

PXE Support

  • Yes

Receive Side Scaling (RSS)

  • Yes

iSCSI boot

  • Yes

Advanced Features

  • Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
    TCP, IPv4, IPv6 Checksum
    TCP Segmentation
    802.1q VLAN Tagging
    Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI)
    Link Aggregation and Load Balancing
    Jumbo Frames

Standards Supported

  • IEEE 802.3an-2006, 802.3x, Dynamic 802.3ad, 802.1p, 802.1Q PCI Express™ ver 1.0a, ACPI ver 1.1

Server Compatibility

  • PowerEdge M600, M605, M805, and M905

Performance Features

  • Automatic link aggregation and load balancing
    Large Send Offload capability
    Smart Load Balancing for heterogeneous failover and increased throughput
    Remote Boot for remote system setup and maintenance


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

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature:

    Operating: 32° to 131° F (0° to 55° C)
    Storage: -22° to 140° F (-40° to 65° C)


  • 3.3V +/-5%, Maximum 1250 mA @3.3V (DC)

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