ConnectX NICs

10/25/40/50/100/200 and 400G Ethernet Network Adapters

The industry-leading NVIDIA® ConnectX® family of network interface cards (NICs) offers advanced hardware offloads and accelerations. NVIDIA Ethernet adapters enable the highest ROI and lowest Total Cost of Ownership for hyperscale, public and private clouds, storage, machine learning, AI, big data, and telco platforms.

World-Class Ethernet Performance

ConnectX Ethernet NICs offer best-in-class network performance, serving low-latency, high-throughput applications with one, two, or four ports at 10, 25, 40, 50, 100, 200, and up to 400 gigabits per second (Gb/s) Ethernet speeds.

  • Powered by NVIDIA ASAP2—Accelerated Switch and Packet Processing® technology, ConnectX NICs accelerate network performance while reducing the CPU overhead of Internet Protocol (IP) packet transport, freeing more processor cycles to run applications.
  • With unmatched RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) performance, ConnectX NICs deliver efficient, high-performance remote direct-memory access (RDMA) services to bandwidth- and latency-sensitive applications.
  • ConnectX NICs offload and accelerate encryption/decryption at speeds up to 400Gb/s.
  • With industry-leading Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) performance, they deliver more throughput ,with less CPU cycles.
  • They enable secure boot of the operating system with in-hardware root of trust.
  • With the NVIDIA Multi-Host technology, ConnectX NICs enable direct, low-latency data access while significantly improving server density
  • ConnectX NICS are certified in all major operating systems as well as top virtualization, and containerization platforms.


Accelerate Software-Defined Networking

Accelerate Software-Defined Networking

NVIDIA ASAP2 technology built into ConnectX NICs accelerates software-defined networking with no CPU penalty.

Provide Security from Edge to Core

Provide Security from Edge to Core

ConnectX NICs provide innovative hardware engines that offload and accelerate security with in-line encryption/decryption.

Enhance Storage Performance

Enhance Storage Performance

ConnectX NICs enable high-performance storage and data access with RoCE and GPUDirect® Storage. NVM Express (NVMe) over Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) acceleration is added in ConnectX-7.

Enable Precision Timing

Enable Precision Timing

Starting with ConnectX-6 Dx, ConnectX NICs provide an extremely accurate time-synchronization service for data center applications and underlying infrastructure.


ConnectX-7 25/50/100/200400G SmartNIC

ConnectX-7 25/50/100/200/400G NIC

Providing up to four ports of connectivity and 400Gb/s of throughput, the NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NIC provides hardware-accelerated networking, storage, security, and manageability services at data center scale for cloud, telecommunications, AI, and enterprise workloads. ConnectX-7 empowers agile and high-performance networking solutions with features such as  Accelerated Switching and Packet Processing (ASAP2), advanced RoCE, GPUDirect Storage, and in-line hardware acceleration for Transport Layer Security (TLS), IP Security (IPsec), and MAC Security (MACsec) encryption and decryption. ConnectX-7 enables organizations to meet their current and future networking needs in both high-bandwidth and high-density environments.

ConnectX-6 Dx 10/25/50/100/200G SmartNIC

ConnectX-6 Dx 25/50/100/200G NIC

ConnectX-6 Dx provides up to two ports of 25, 50, or 100Gb/s or a single port of 200Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, powered by 50Gb/s PAM4 SerDes technology and PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 host connectivity. ConnectX-6 Dx continues along NVIDIA’s innovation path in scalable cloud fabrics, delivering unparalleled performance and efficiency at every scale. ConnectX-6 Dx’s innovative hardware offload engines, including IPsec and TLS inline data-in-motion encryption, are ideal for enabling secure network connectivity in modern data center environments.

ConnectX-6 Lx 25-50G SmartNIC

ConnectX-6 Lx 25/50G NIC

ConnectX-6 Lx is a highly secure and efficient 25/50Gb/s Ethernet NIC delivering best-in-breed capabilities for enterprise, cloud, edge, and telecommunications workloads. As part of the industry's most cost-efficient, secure, and agile family of NICs, ConnectX-6 Lx provides up to two ports of 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or a single port of 50GbE connectivity. ConnectX-6 Lx’s extensive NIC portfolio offers cards in several form factors, feeds, and speeds, including low-profile PCIe and Open Compute Project (OCP) 3.0-compliant cards, enabling customers to choose the best fit for their needs.

ConnectX-6 10/25/50/100/200G SmartNIC

ConnectX-6 10/25/50/100/200G NIC

ConnectX-6 is the world's first 200Gb/s Ethernet network adapter card, offering world-leading performance, offload, and in-network computing, leading to the highest return on investment for cloud, web 2.0, big data, storage, and machine learning applications. ConnectX-6 provides two ports of 200Gb/s for Ethernet connectivity and 215 million messages per second, enabling the highest-performance and most flexible solution for the most demanding data center applications.

ConnectX-5 10/25/50/100G SmartNIC

ConnectX-5 10/25/50/100G NIC

Intelligent ConnectX-5 Ethernet adapter cards offer acceleration engines that optimize performance of web 2.0, cloud, data analytics, high-performance, and storage platforms. ConnectX-5 supports two ports of 100Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, very high message rate, an embedded PCIe switch and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) offloads, providing high-performance and cost-effective solutions for a wide range of applications and markets.

ConnectX-4 Lx 10-50GbE SmartNIC

ConnectX-4 Lx 10-50GbE NIC

ConnectX-4 Lx  provides an unmatched combination of 10, 25, 40, and 50GbE bandwidths, sub-microsecond latency, and a 75 million packets per second message rate. It includes native hardware support for RoCE, Ethernet stateless offload engines, overlay networks, and GPUDirect technology. The adapter reduces application runtime and offers the flexibility and scalability to make infrastructure run as efficiently and productively as possible.

NVIDIA Mellanox Innova-2 Flex Open Programmable SmartNIC

Innova-2 Flex

The NVIDIA Innova®-2 Flex adapter card includes a ConnectX-5 network controller, which natively offers industry-leading accelerations, such as hardware support for RoCE, Ethernet stateless offload engines, overlay networks, or GPUDirect. The addition of an on-board field-programmable gate array (FPGA) provides users with the maximum flexibility to offload the CPU and create custom-made accelerations by migrating portions of their data processing logic to the FPGA.

NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25/40/50GbE

ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25/40/50GbE

ConnectX-4 Lx  provides an unmatched combination of 10, 25, 40, and 50GbE bandwidth, sub-microsecond latency and a 75 million packets per second message rate. It includes native hardware support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet, Ethernet stateless offload engines, Overlay Networks,and GPUDirect® Technology. ConnectX-4 Lx offers the best cost effective Ethernet adapter solutions. The adapter reduces application runtime, and offers the flexibility and scalability to make infrastructure run as efficiently and productively as possible.

NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-4 Single/Dual-Port 10/25/40/50/100GbE

ConnectX-4 Single/Dual-Port 10/25/40/50/100GbE

ConnectX-4 adapters support 100Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, and provide efficient and cost-effective solutions for high-performance, Web 2.0, Cloud, data analytics, database, and storage platforms. ConnectX-4 adapters provide a combination of 100Gb/s bandwidth in a single port, 150 million messages per second and application hardware offloads, addressing compute and storage data center demands.

NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 10/40GbE Single/Dual-Port

ConnectX-3 Pro 10/40GbE Single/Dual-Port

ConnectX-3 Pro 10/40 GbE adapter cards with hardware offload engines to Overlay Networks ("Tunneling"), provide flexible high throughput, low-latency interconnect solution for PCI Express Gen3 servers used in public and private clouds, enterprise data centers, and high performance computing.


NVIDIA Mellanox OCP Adapters

OCP Adapters

Open Compute Project (OCP) defines a mezzanine form factor  that features best-in-class efficiency to enable the highest data center performance.

NVIDIA Mellanox Multi-Host Solutions

Multi-Host Solutions

The innovative NVIDIA Mellanox Multi-Host® technology allows multiple compute or storage hosts to connect into a single adapter.

NVIDIA Mellanox Socket-Direct Adapters

Socket-Direct Adapters

NVIDIA Mellanox Socket Direct® technology enables direct PCIe access to multiple CPU sockets, eliminating the need for network traffic to traverse the inter-processor bus.

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