PCI Express XL710 Dual SFP+ 10GbE Ethernet Server NIC

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

  • PO.: ST7218
  • P/N.: SE-LTI710A-2FB
  • Chipset: Intel®XL710
  • Bus type: PCI Express X8
  • Interface: SFP+ LC Fiber

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 2x10GbE 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
ConnectorSFP+ Fiber
Xlppi interface supports 10Gbase-R PCS and 10 Gigabit PMA for connection to SFP+ 10Gbase SR4 / 10Gbase-LR4, 10G direct connection cable, 2 x 10G.
Data rate10000 Mbps
Jumbo Frameup to 9.5 KB
Network TopologyIEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet, VXLAN / NVGRE, 802.1q VLAN
IEEE 802.1Qbb, IEEE 802.1az, IEEE 802.1Qbg, IEEE 802.1Qbh
SFP+ Fiber 10Gigabit Ethernet, 10Gbase-SR4 (850nm LAN PHY)
SFP+ Fiber 10Gigabit Ethernet, 10Gbase-LR4 (1310nm LAN PHY)
Physical InterfacesSupport PXE, Jumbo frame, iSCSI, DPDK, FCo, EWOL
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 IndicatorsLink Yellow, 10G: Green blinking
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 #: ST7218XL710 10GbE SFP+ PCIe NICCD driver 

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