Summary: I could care less if item is in commercial packaging or in a zip lock bag as long as the components are complete. These cards are worthless to me w/out pictured low profile bracket. The seller is ServerPartDepot - there is no Intel silk screen anywhere on the PCB. The full height bracket is press-attached to the PCB so that even if a low profile bracket were provided, it could not easily be attached. Extremely dissatisfied.
Summary: I received this NIC today and was surprised to see that it was not in original packaging as indicated by the product picture. It also lacked a very vital component... the low profile bracket. I ordered this card to fit into a Micro-ITX case which requires the use of a low profile card. This is disappointing. The item description specifically states that it is low-profile compatible and includes the bracket.
Make sure there is room on your board if you only have a PCI slot
Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 February 2014
Summary: I purchased one of these for use in a VMWare ESXi server; it has worked great. However, the server I purchased it for I couldn't use it in. The PCI-X section of the card is optional, of course; it will work in a regular PCI slot. However, the board I tried first to put it in had a chipset directly beyond the end of the PCI slot and so it couldn't fit.