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I would go with the Broadcom NetXtreme II, I have two of them in my rigs right now. Full TOE & UDP on them is a steal for the price.

Though, if you go the NXII route, I would really consider getting at small heatsink for it, or forcing airflow over it, as that bad boy can get very hot very fast.
 

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Go with the Intel adapter; it's much better supported.
 

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Go with the Intel adapter; it's much better supported.

The Broadcom works perfectly fine under Ubuntu Server, Windows Server, Fedora, & Red Hat.
 

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The Broadcom works perfectly fine under Ubuntu Server, Windows Server, Fedora, & Red Hat.

Yes, I know. But Intel actually puts more effort in working with the community on its drivers.
 

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Yes, I know. But Intel actually puts more effort in working with the community on its drivers.

The intel has less features though..

If the features work, and the drivers are fine, and it has more features than the Intel whats the point of going for the Intel NIC.
 

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Which features are missing from the Intel NIC?
 

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Which features are missing from the Intel NIC?

It doesn't support full ToE or iSCSI Offloading, and I can't find info on it having RDMA either.
 

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Thanks for the input guys,TOE is something that I will use iSCSI on the other hand wouldn't be all that useful for me as of now but I think I'll go with the Dell.Thanks again both of you.
 
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