Advanced Offload Capabilities for the Most Demanding Applications

NVIDIA® Mellanox® ConnectX®-5 adapters offer advanced hardware offloads to reduce CPU resource consumption and drive extremely high packet rates and throughput. This boosts data center infrastructure efficiency and provides the highest performance and most flexible solution for Web 2.0, Cloud, Data Analytics and Storage platforms.

Single/Dual-Port 100Gb/s Ethernet Adapter

ConnectX-5 Ethernet adapter cards provide a high performance and flexible solution that deliver a range of innovative offloads and accelerators in hardware for increased efficiency for data center network and storage connectivity. ConnectX-5 adapter cards bring advanced Open vSwitch offloads to telecommunications and cloud service providers and enterprise data centers to drive extremely high packet rates and throughput, thus boosting data center infrastructure efficiency.

NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-5 Single/Dual-Port 100Gb/s Ethernet Adapter card


Achieving Maximum Efficiency



The NVIDIA RoCE technology encapsulates packet transport over Ethernet and lowers CPU load to enable a high bandwidth and low latency network infrastructure for  networking and storage-intensive applications.



The groundbreaking NVIDIA ASAP² technology delivers innovative SR-IOV and VirtIO acceleration by offloading Open vSwitch datapath from the host’s CPU to the adapter to enable extreme performance and scalability.



ConnectX adapters leverage SR-IOV to separate access to physical resources and functions in virtualized environments. This diminishes I/O overhead and allows adapters to maintain near non-virtualized performance.

Key Features

  • Maximum up to 100Gb/s Ethernet per port
  • Adaptive routing on reliable transport
  • NVMe over Fabric (NVMf) target offloads
  • Enhanced vSwitch / vRouter offloads
  • Hardware offloads for NVGRE and VXLAN encapsulated traffic
  • End-to-end QoS and congestion control


  • Industry-leading throughput, low latency/CPU utilization and high message rate
  • Innovative rack design for storage and ML based on Host Chaining technology
  • Smart interconnect for x86, Power, ARM, and GPU-based compute and storage
  • Advanced storage capabilities including NVMe over Fabric offloads
  • Cutting-edge performance in virtualized networks including NFV
  • Enabler for efficient service chaining capabilities


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