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Sonnet Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 3.0 Card



Product Details

Dual-port, 10GBASE-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet, x4 PCI Express 3.0 adapter card, supports jumbo packets, LRO, and port failover. Optimized for Thunderbolt.

Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.

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In Depth

Key Features

  • Adds 10GbE Connectivity to Mac Pro Towers, Windows PCs, and Linux Servers - Powerfully simple way to add high-performance 10GbE connectivity to your computer with PCIe slots
  • Optimized for Thunderbolt™ - Ideal for use in Sonnet's Echo™ Express and xMac™ Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion systems
  • Cost Effective - Connects to 10GbE infrastructure via inexpensive CAT-6 or CAT-6A cables at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively
  • Simple Setup - Low-profile x4 PCI Express® 3.0 card installs into an available slot, and after a simple driver installation, configures through OS X Network control panel or Windows Device Manager
  • Supports Transparent Failover - Keeps your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails
  • Supports Link Aggregation (Teaming) - Increases throughput beyond what a single connection can sustain(1)

Part No.  
G10E-2X-E3 Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 3.0 Card
Warranty 1-year
Form Factor Low-profile PCIe computer card
External Connectors RJ45
Bus Interface PCI Express v3.0, x4
Controller Intel X550
Network Support


  • 100 meters using CAT-6A cabling
  • 55 meters using CAT-6 cabling

5GBASE-T(3), 2.5GBASE-T(3), 100BASE-T

  • 100 meters using CAT-5E, CAT-6, or CAT-6A cabling
Packets Maximum packet size: 15872 bytes (jumbo frames)
Advanced Features
  • Flow control support
  • Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI)
  • RSS (Receive-Side Scaling)
  • Interrupt coalescing
  • Multicast filtering
  • 64-bit address support for systems using more than 4GB of physical memory
Stateless Offloads
  • TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum offloading
  • TSO (TCP Segmentation Offload, AKA Large Send Offload)
  • LRO (Large Receive Offload)
RoHS Compliant Yes
Package Contents
  • Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 3.0 Card
  • Two mounting brackets(2)
  • Documentation


Computer Compatibility

  • Mac Pro, PC desktop, or server with full-height or low-profile PCIe slots

OS Compatibility

  • OS X 10.8.5+
  • macOS High Sierra compatible
  • 64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7; Server 2016, 2012, 2008
  • Linux
Thunderbolt Compatibility

    Mac or PC via a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Card Expansion System

    Technical Notes

    1. Switch/router must support link aggregation (teaming) and ports must be configured for link aggregation. Windows 10 teaming requires Creator's update, version 1703 or greater.
    2. Package includes both low-profile and full-height mounting brackets.
    3. Feature to be added in a future firmware release to support Windows and Linux