PCI Express XL710 Quad 10GbE Server Ethernet NIC

Industry-leading, energy-efficient design for 10/40GbE performance and multi-core processors.

  • PO.: ST7221
  • P/N.: SE-LTI710A-4BT
  • Chipset: Intel®XL710
  • Bus type: PCI Express X8
  • Interface: RJ45 Copper

Industry-leading, energy-efficient design 

For 10/40GbE performance and multi-core processors


The Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710 offers both Quad-port 10GbE, and is backwards compatible to 10GbE.

The XL710 is part of the Intel® Ethernet 700 Series, the foundation for server connectivity, providing broad interoperability, 

critical performance optimizations, and increased agility for Communications, Cloud, and Enterprise IT network solutions.

• Interoperability 

  - Multiple speeds and media types for broad compatibility backed by extensive testing and validation.

• Optimization 

  - Intelligent offloads and accelerators to unlock network performance in servers with Intel® Xeon® processors.

• Agility 

  - Both Kernel and Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) drivers for scalable packet processing.


• Supports 4x10GbE configurations

• PCI Express* (PCIe) v3.0, X8

• Exceptional low-power controllers

• Network Virtualization offloads including VXLAN, GENEVE, NVGRE, MPLS, and VXLAN-GPE with NetworkService Headers (NSH)

• Intel® Ethernet Flow Director for hardware based application traffic steering

• Dynamic Device Personalization (DDP) enables increased packet processing efficiency for NFV and Cloud deployments

• Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) optimized for efficient packet processing

• Excellent small packet performance for network appliances and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

• Intelligent offloads to enable high performance on servers with Intel® Xeon® processors

• I/O virtualization innovations for maximum performance in a virtualized server

Controller-processorIntel XL710
Bus TypePCI Express v3.0 (8 GT/s), compatible with x16 slot
ConnectorRJ45 Copper
Data rate100Mbps/1000Mbps/10Gbps
Cabling Distances10GBASE-T: • 100 m on Cat 6A     • 55 m on Cat 6
1000BASE-T: 100 m on Cat 5e, Cat 6 or Cat 6A
100BASE-T: 100 m on Cat 5e, Cat 6 or Cat 6A
Network TopologyIEEE 802.3 an 10GBASE-T, IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN, IEEE 802.1ad, IEEE 1588, IEEE 802.1as
Physical InterfacesIEEE802.3: 10GBASE-SR4 and -LR4
Additional FeaturesVLAN Support
Enhanced Transmission Selection (draft IEEE 802.1az)
Jumbo Frame Support—Up to 9.5 KB (9728 Bytes)
Priority Flow Control (draft IEEE 802.1Qbb)
Data Center Bridging (DCB/DCB-X) Support; up to 8 traffic classes
LED Indicators10Gbps: Green (always on / flashing)
1000Mbps: Yellow + green(normally lit / flashing)
100Mbps: Green / Flashing
Operating SystemsServer 2003 / Server 2008 / Vista / Win 7 / Win 8 / Win 10 32-64bit
Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2012 R2 /2016 R2
FreeBSD, Linux Stable Kernel, VMware ESX/ESXi
Product codeMain productsAccessoriesRemarks
PO #: ST7221XL710 10GbE PCI-E NICCD driver 

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