With my SFP modules in hand, I retested with 16 gig ports connected. The test was done with connection tracking on and routing. I did not do a bridging test because I can’t see anyone using this router in bridging mode. To say the least I am impressed.  With standard packets, I saw consistent 15.6 GBps throughput and with small packets I saw an average of 16.6 million packets per second.  Nice!

With small packets all 36 cores were maxed out but with standard 1500 byte packets I saw less than 5% CPU. That too is impressive.

Small packets:

Standard packets:

Here is the test setup on the bench:

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