updated 06:40 pm EST, Mon January 21, 2008
GBe PCI card, $90
Small Tree Communications has announced the PXG1D, a new 1-port PCI card that provides additional basic Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity for the Power Mac G4, Xserve, Power Mac G5 and Xserve G5 users. The company says this new card significantly reduces CPU utilization, saving valuable system resources to improve application workflow speeds. It also has the ability to achieve GbE speeds on commonly deployed CAT-5 cabling without cable replacement, PXG1D allowing migration to faster network capability. The card is priced at $90. It features PCI or PCI-X support. The PXG1D card does not support 802.3ad link aggregation, PCI Hot Plug, IEEE 802.1Q VLANs or IEEE802.3 (z,ab,u,x) flow control. Those features are fully supported on the Small Tree PXG1 server card.