I want to do some maths in terms of the max number of Ethernet adapters a motherboard can take for each port to function without any deterioration. As I'm planning to plug in multiple Ethernet cards(e.g. four Quad Port Server Adapter assuming the motherboard has enough slots) and they will be connected to FPGA boards and used for their full bandwidth at all times.That's at least sixteen adapters. I was wondering if there will be any side effects for such a configuration.

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    We need LOTs more information. We need to know the model of the NICs, the motherboard, and the FPGAs. We also need to know what is being transmitted and by what protocols, via what operating system. – Adam Wykes Aug 30 '16 at 1:57
  • you linked me to an entire product lineup. – Adam Wykes Aug 30 '16 at 5:27
  • @Adam Wykes NIC: Intel E1G44ET Gigabit Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter 1000Mbpslink motherboard: ASMB-813link Protocol used : MAC whats being transmitted: vector graphics data whats connected to the FPGA:88E1111 link CPU: i7 5930K/5960X 32GB DDR4 – David Lin Aug 30 '16 at 5:56
  • sorry! had to edit multiple times to get it right @AdamWykes – David Lin Aug 30 '16 at 5:56
  • OK, and which of those hardwares are you looking for us to make a recommendation on? – Adam Wykes Aug 30 '16 at 6:16