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by Arista
Product Line: Arista 7050SX3 Series
Product Type: Data Center Switch
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Product Description

The DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-F is equipped with 96x25GbE SFP ports and 8x100GbE QSFP100 ports, supporting a maximum of 129 total interfaces with a throughput of 3.2 (6.4) Tbps and a packet processing capability of 2 Bpps. It features a quad-core x86 CPU, 8 GB of system memory, and 8 GB of flash storage, ensuring efficient data processing and storage. The switch operates with front-to-rear air flow, includes 2xAC power supplies, and is designed for 2RU rack space, making it suitable for high-density network environments.

FAQs for the DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-F

  • What is the maximum number of 100GbE ports available on the switch?
    The switch supports up to 8 100GbE ports.
  • How does the air flow direction in the 96x25GbE SFP 8x100GbE QSFP100 switch work?
    The air flow direction is front-to-rear, ensuring efficient cooling for optimal performance.
  • What are the power supply options for this switch?
    It comes with 2xAC power supplies for reliable power delivery.
  • Can the 96x25GbE SFP 8x100GbE QSFP100 switch support 10GbE interfaces, and if so, how many?
    Yes, it can support up to 129 10GbE interfaces.
  • What is the throughput capability of the switch?
    The switch has a throughput of 3.2 Tbps, expandable to 6.4 Tbps.
  • How many 1GbE ports can the 96x25GbE SFP 8x100GbE QSFP100 switch accommodate?
    It can accommodate up to 129 1GbE ports.
  • What is the switch's latency?
    The latency is 800 ns.
  • Describe the CPU and memory specifications of the switch.
    The switch is equipped with a Quad-Core x86 CPU and 8 GB of system memory.
  • What are the management and serial port specifications?
    It has 1 management port and 1 RS-232 serial port (RJ-45).
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the 96x25GbE SFP 8x100GbE QSFP100 switch?
    The dimensions are 19 x 3.46 x 19.8 inches (48.3 x 8.8 x 50.2 cm) and it weighs 43 lbs (19.5 kgs).

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-F offers high capacity with its 96x25GbE SFP and 8x100GbE QSFP100 ports, supporting a total throughput of 3.2Tbps, making it suitable for high-density networking environments. However, its latency of 800 ns might not meet the needs of applications requiring ultra-low latency. Additionally, the switch provides a robust hardware configuration with a quad-core x86 CPU, 8 GB of system memory, and hot-swappable fans, ensuring reliable operation and ease of maintenance in demanding data center conditions.


The Arista DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-F is a high-performance switch designed for data center and high-capacity network environments. This switch provides a comprehensive solution for demanding data throughput and connectivity needs, making it an ideal choice for enterprises and service providers alike. At the core of its design, the Arista DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-F features 96x25GbE SFP ports and 8x100GbE QSFP100 ports. This configuration enables the switch to support a wide range of speeds and connections, ensuring compatibility with various devices and network requirements. The switch's flexibility is further enhanced by its capability to support up to 8 Max 100GbE Ports, 16 Max 50GbE Ports, 128 Max 25GbE Ports, 129 Max 10GbE Ports, and 129 Max 1GbE Ports, with a total of 129 Max Total Interfaces. This allows for extensive scalability and adaptability in network design and expansion. The Arista DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-F boasts a throughput of 3.2 Tbps (doubling to 6.4 Tbps in full-duplex mode) and a packet processing capacity of 2 billion packets per second (Bpps), ensuring efficient data handling and rapid transmission across the network. With a latency of just 800 ns, it minimizes delay, facilitating real-time applications and services. Powered by a Quad-Core x86 CPU and equipped with 8 GB of system memory and 8 GB of flash storage, this switch is designed to handle demanding network tasks and complex configurations. It also includes 1 management port and 1 RS-232 serial port (RJ-45) for console management, ensuring easy setup, monitoring, and maintenance. The Arista DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-F is designed with operational efficiency in mind, featuring 4 hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy to ensure continuous, reliable operation. Its power consumption is optimized, typically requiring 218W and reaching a maximum of 453W under full load, making it an energy-efficient choice for modern data centers. This 2RU-sized switch measures 19 x 3.46 x 19.8 inches (48.3 x 8.8 x 50.2 cm) and weighs 43lbs (19.5kgs), allowing for efficient use of rack space without compromising on performance. Its front-to-rear air cooling design ensures optimal temperature management, maintaining stable operation even under heavy workloads. Key specifications include: -
  • Throughput of 3.2 (6.4) Tbps and 2 Bpps, ensuring high-speed data transfer and processing.
  • Quad-Core x86 CPU with 8 GB system memory and 8 GB flash storage, providing robust performance and storage capability.
  • Hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy, delivering reliable and continuous operation.
In summary, the Arista DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-F is a versatile and efficient switch that offers extensive connectivity options, high throughput, and low latency, all within a compact and energy-efficient design. Its advanced features and performance metrics make it a powerful asset for any data center or high-demand network environment.


Item Number Arista DCS-7050SX3-96YC8-F
Manufacturer Arista Networks
Ports 96x 25GbE SFP, 8x 100GbE QSFP28
Airflow Direction Front to Rear
Power Supplies Included 2x AC
Maximum 100GbE Ports 8
Maximum 50GbE Ports 16
Maximum 25GbE Ports 128
Maximum 10GbE Ports 129
Maximum 1GbE Ports 129
Total Interface Capacity 129
Data Rate 3.2 Tbps (Full Duplex: 6.4 Tbps)
Packet Forwarding Rate 2 Billion pps
Network Latency 800 Nanoseconds
Processor Quad-Core x86 Architecture
Internal Storage 8 GB Flash
Management Interface 1 Port
Serial Console Port 1 (RJ-45 Interface)
Cooling Mechanism 4 Modular Fans (1+1 Redundancy)
Power Consumption (Typical/Maximum) 218W / 453W
Dimensions 19 x 3.46 x 19.8 inches (48.3 x 8.8 x 50.2 cm)
Unit Weight 43 lbs (19.5 kg)
Form Factor 2 Rack Units (2RU)

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