Intel c2558 Capabilities

  • Hey guys,

    Couple days ago, I put in an order for the following board. I should have the rest of the build items in the next 2 weeks. I plan to outfit it with 4GB of RAM too.

    I picked it up from provantage for around $235 which I thought was a pretty good deal. I realize that it may be better supported with pfSense 2.2, but for now at home, I think 2.1 should serve just fine.

    I was wondering what everything thought this board/processor could effectively do for routing, firewalling, squid caching? What kind of throughput will I likely see? Thanks!

  • Netgate Administrator

    That number seems to be in dispute currently. Netgate/ESF published some numbers for their C2758 box but at least one member here has reported much better numbers.  :) I would not expect the C2558 to be much behind those, probably identical for firewall/NAT. If you run more than 4 heavy processes you might see if fall behind. Once 2.2 is out the 8 cores in the 2758 will puch it ahead.


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