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Device Overview: Mellanox MCX413A-GCAT Network Card Firmware

The Mellanox MCX413A-GCAT is a high-performance network card firmware that delivers advanced features for improving network performance of your servers. This firmware is designed for use in various computing environments including data centers, HPC, cloud computing, telecom, and other industries that demand high-speed, low-latency communication systems.

List of Features

  • 100Gb/s InfiniBand/Ethernet adapter
  • Powerful PCIe Gen3 x16 host interface
  • Compliant with RoHS and lead-free directive
  • Low power consumption
  • Software compatible with Mellanox VSIB technology
  • Simplified SDN deployment with hardware accelerations
  • Low-profile brackets for flexible system integration
  • Data acceleration with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)
  • Note: Features may depend on the network environment and software configurations.


  • Product Type: Network card
  • Interface Type: PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Data Transfer Rate: 100 Gbps
  • Compatible Operating System: Windows, Linux, VMware, Solaris etc.

Using Technologies

MCX413A-GCAT firmware uses several advanced technologies including:

  • RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)
  • PCI Express 3.0 Connectx-4 En with network interface, traffic acceleration
  • High-performance TCP offloads, Ethernet stateless offload engines, and more.

Known Issues and Troubleshooting

A few customers have reported the following known issues when using MCX413A-GCAT:

  • Random PCIe power fail issues when the firmware goes beyond recommended IOpM limitations
  • MTU configuration may impact network latency when using Infiniband fabric.

If you encounter issues when using MCX413A-GCAT, you can resolve them using firmware update, changing the MTU configurations, etc. If issues persist, contact customer support.

About the driver

The Mellanox MCX413A-GCAT firmware driver is downloadable directly from the Mellanox website. The driver is easy to install and can be used in Linux, Windows, VMware, Solaris, and other major platforms. It is recommended to use a driver that is compatible with your OS and matches the firmware version you are using.