Intel® 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
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Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Products formerly Niantic
Operating Temperature Range
0°C to 70°C
Operating Temperature (Maximum)
Operating Temperature (Minimum)
Data Rate Per Port
System Interface Type
PCIe v2.0 (5.0 GT/s)
NC Sideband Interface
Jumbo Frames Supported
SFI, KR, XAUI, KX, KX4, BX, CX4
25mm x 25mm
Ordering and Compliance
Ordering and spec information
Retired and discontinued
Trade compliance information
- ECCN Varies By Product
- CCATS Varies By Product
- US HTS 8542310001
- 903140 PCN
- 903139 PCN
- 934600 PCN
- 934599 PCN
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Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2019*
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Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2022*
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Intel® Ethernet Adapter Complete Driver Pack
This download installs version 27.8 of the Intel® Ethernet Adapter Complete Driver Pack for supported OS versions.View download options.
Adapter User Guide for Intel® Ethernet Adapters
This download contains the 27.8 version of the Intel® Ethernet Adapter User Guide.View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for PCIe* Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections under Linux*
Includes Linux*-based drivers version 5.18.6 for Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections with PCI Express*.View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Virtual Function Driver for Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections under Linux*
Provides the ixgbevf driver version 4.17.5 for Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connection virtual function devices.View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2012*
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Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2016*
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Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2012 R2*
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Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows 8.1*
Installs Intel® Network Adapter drivers release 27.8 for Windows 8.1*.View download options.
Intel® Ethernet Connections Boot Utility, Preboot Images, and EFI Drivers
This download version 27.8 installs UEFI drivers, Intel® Boot Agent, and Intel® iSCSI Remote Boot images to program the PCI option ROM flash image and update flash configuration options.View download options.
Administrative Tools for Intel® Network Adapters
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Intel® Ethernet Product Release Notes
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Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows® 10
Installs the Intel® Network Adapter drivers release 27.8 for Windows® 10View download options.
Intel® Network Adapters Driver for PCIe* 10 Gigabit Network Connections Under FreeBSD*
This release includes the 10 gigabit FreeBSD* Base Driver for Intel® Network Connections.View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Virtual Function Driver for PCIe* 10 Gigabit Network Connections under FreeBSD*
Includes the 10 gigabit FreeBSD* Virtual Function Driver for Intel® Network Connection.View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2008 R2* - Final Release
This download record installs version 25.0 of the Intel® Network Adapter driver for Windows Server 2008 R2*. - Final ReleaseView download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows 7* - Final Release
Installs Intel® Network Adapter drivers release 25.0 for Windows 7*. - Final ReleaseView download options.
Disabling TCP-IPv6 Checksum Offload Capability with Intel® 1/10 GbE Controllers
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Flexible Port Partitioning
Flexible Port Partitioning (FPP) technology utilizes industry standard PCI SIG SR-IOV to efficiently divide your physical Ethernet device into multiple virtual devices, providing Quality of Service by ensuring each process is assigned to a Virtual Function and is provided a fair share of the bandwidth.
Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq)
Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) is a technology designed to offload some of the switching done in the VMM (Virtual Machine Monitor) to networking hardware specifically designed for this function. VMDq drastically reduces overhead associated with I/O switching in the VMM which greatly improves throughput and overall system performance
PCI-SIG* SR-IOV Capable
Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) involves natively (directly) sharing a single I/O resource between multiple virtual machines. SR-IOV provides a mechanism by which a Single Root Function (for example a single Ethernet Port) can appear to be multiple separate physical devices.
Fiber Channel over Ethernet
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is an encapsulation of Fibre Channel frames over Ethernet networks. This allows Fibre Channel to use 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks (or higher speeds) while preserving the Fibre Channel protocol.
MACsec IEEE 802.1 AE
802.1AE is the IEEE MAC Security (MACsec) standard which defines connectionless data confidentiality and integrity for media access independent protocols.
IEEE 1588, also knows as the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) is a protocol used to synchronize clocks throughout a computer network. On a local area network it achieves clock accuracy in the sub-microsecond range, making it suitable for measurement and control systems.
Intel® Data Direct I/O Technology
Intel® Data Direct I/O Technology is a platform technology that improves I/O data processing efficiency for data delivery and data consumption from I/O devices. With Intel DDIO, Intel® Server Adapters and controllers talk directly to the processor cache without a detour via system memory, reducing latency, increasing system I/O bandwidth, and reducing power consumption.
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