Jumbo Frames are larger than standard Ethernet frames, typically having a payload size of over 1500 bytes, compared to the standard 1500-byte maximum for Ethernet frames. The importance of Jumbo Frames lies in certain specific use cases within networking environments. Here are some key points highlighting their significance:

  1. Reduced Overhead: Jumbo Frames can lead to more efficient data transfer by reducing the overhead associated with smaller frames. With fewer frames to process, the overall network efficiency can be improved.

  2. Lower Processing Overhead: Smaller frames result in more headers and trailers, leading to increased processing overhead. Jumbo Frames, with their larger payload size, help reduce the number of frames, and consequently, the processing overhead.

  3. Enhanced Throughput: In scenarios where large data transfers are common, such as in storage area networks or data center environments, the use of Jumbo Frames can lead to improved throughput and reduced latency.

  4. Improvements in Storage Networks: Jumbo Frames are often employed in storage networks where large data blocks are transmitted. This can contribute to more efficient data transfers and better overall performance.

  5. Reduced Fragmentation: Large payloads reduce the likelihood of fragmentation, which occurs when data must be split across multiple frames. Fragmentation can lead to increased processing requirements and potential delays in the delivery of data.

  6. Media Streaming: In applications like media streaming, where large amounts of data need to be transmitted continuously, the use of Jumbo Frames can contribute to a smoother and more efficient streaming experience.


Gigabit Ethernet switches, with 10 times the bandwidth of 100Base-TX Ethernet switches, feature Jumbo frame (9K Bytes) support, which enables better network performance for the applications of mega-pixel IP cameras, media streamings and more.


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