NVIDIA ConnectX SmartNICs

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

The industry-leading NVIDIA® ConnectX® family of smart network interface cards (SmartNICs) 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 SmartNICs 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 SmartNICs 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 SmartNICs deliver efficient, high-performance remote direct-memory access (RDMA) services to bandwidth- and latency-sensitive applications.
  • ConnectX SmartNICs offload and accelerate encryption/decryption a 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.
  • ConnectX SmartNICS are certified in all major operating systems as well as top virtualization, and containerization platforms.


Accelerate Software-Defined Networking

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

Provide Security from Edge to Core

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

Enhance Storage Performance

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

Enable Precision Timing

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


NVIDIA ConnectX-7

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

Providing up to four ports of connectivity and 400Gb/s of throughput, the NVIDIA ConnectX-7 SmartNIC 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.

NVIDIA ConnectX-6 Dx

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

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.

NVIDIA ConnectX-6 Lx

ConnectX-6 Lx 25/50G SmartNIC

ConnectX-6 Lx is a highly secure and efficient 25/50Gb/s Ethernet SmartNIC 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 SmartNICs, 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 SmartNIC 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.