So I'm fairly curious abou this...
We have a mix of workstaion with embedded gigabit NICs compared with 100 Mbps NICs. I was looking to upgrade the non-gigabit ones with PCI gigabit cards. Now doesn't the standard PCI slot only give you 133-256 MB/sec? while gigabit = 1,204 MB/sec? So in theory gigabit networking is not even obtainable. The workstations in question are Dell Vostro 200s.
Then I thought OK, why not use the PCIExpress-1x slot... but then remembered 1 lane speed only equals 250 MB/sec right? So then I got to more thinking what the @#$(*! is the point?
So anyone have any suggestions?
1 final question - what is the through throughput/bandwidth of an embedded NIC? Such as Intel Gigabit NIC on a Dell OptiPlex, etc.?