Category: Network & Modems
Caution Level: Safe
Operating System: Windows 2000/NT/2003/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 16 Mar 2005
Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller which implements the advanced PCI Express host interface is manufactured by Broadcom. It is compatible with Windows 2000, 2003, XP and NT platforms. The Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller is said to represent the first support for the PCI Express specification. The device combines performance enhancements that are innovative with the PCI Express 1x interface. The advantage of this is that it enables a throughput of 2 Gbps which is especially useful for server applications that are demanding. As a way of reducing server ownership overall cost, the Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller comes with support for IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) management standard. The importance of this is that it makes it possible for users to remotely manage their servers. The controller is built on 6 generations of proven PHY and NetXtreme GbE MAC technology.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller is equipped with Broadcom Advanced Server Program (BASP) a server software that is advanced. The software offers teaming functions which are unavailable on other Ethernet controller solutions. The Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller makes use of the integrated 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet MAC, a PCI Express Bus interface, memory that is on-chip buffer as well as the integrated PHY. All this on a solution that is single chip and that has been specially designed for such applications as LOM (LAN on motherboard) and NIC (Network Interface Card). Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller is fabricated on a 0.13 micron CMOS low voltage process that provides consumption that is low on power. The device comes with both half and full duplex capabilities regardless of the speed. With the included plug and play enhancements, the controller is user friendly. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller errors before installing any driver updates.