GIGABYTE has added the GC-AQC107 10 GbE PCIe card it demonstrated early this yr at CES to the checklist of merchandise on its web site. The product can also be listed on each Amazon US and Amazon UK however is at present unavailable. When the community card is launched, GIGABYTE would be the third firm to supply a 10 GbE NIC based mostly on an Aquantia chip.

The GIGABYTE GC-AQC107, powered by the Aquantia AQtion AQC107 controller, helps 100M, 1G, 2.5G, 5G and 10G networking requirements over CAT5e or CAT6/6a cables and RJ45 connectors (relying on the space). The cardboard resembles Aquantia’s reference design, so it isn’t significantly totally different from 10 GbE boards from Aquantia itself. To make sure that the AQC107 chip doesn’t overheat, GIGABYTE geared up the GC-AQC107 with an aluminum heatsink. Moreover, to make it simpler for customers to arrange their networks, the RJ45 connector options LEDs monitoring information transmission. As for necessities, the GC-AQC107 may be put in into any trendy PC that has a spare PCIe x4 slot and is working Microsoft Home windows 7 and better, in addition to numerous Linux working techniques.

GIGABYTE 10GBase-T Card for Customers
ControllerAquantia AQC-107
10GBASE-TSure (over Cat6 cables)
Launch DateThis autumn 2017
Further InfoHyperlink

The itemizing on the official web site, in addition to on Amazon, signifies that the GC-AQC107 might be out there shortly. An necessary query surrounding the cardboard is how a lot will it price. Aquantia’s MSRP for its personal AQN-107 card is $127, however ASUS expenses $99 for its 10 GbE NIC based mostly on the AQC107, so anticipate the GIGABYTE GC-AQC107 to price between $99 and round $130.

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In the meantime, a fast verify of main U.S. retailers revealed that 10 GbE-supporting switches are nonetheless fairly costly and probably the most inexpensive one is the ASUS XG-U2008 10GBase-T that’s out there for $220 from Amazon and Newegg.

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