ASUS launches "the world’s first quad-band WiFi 6E gaming router" at CES 2022
Faster routers for the WiFi 6/6E era.
Published: 5th January 2022 | Source: ASUS |
ASUS reveals new ROG Gaming Routers at CES 2022
At CES 2022, ASUS has just revealed two new high-end ROG Rapture series gaming routers, both of which eight Wi-Fi antennas, support for ASUS' AiMesh technology and new Broadcom quad-core CPUs and chipsets.
With their new ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 and ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Pro routers, ASUS plans to deliver ultimate WiFi 6E and WiFi 6 performance respectively, with both routers featuring ASUS' RF technology and RangeBoost Plus tech to increase signal range by up to 38% compared to standard WiFi 5 routers.
Both of these ROG routers build upon the spider-like design of ASUS' Rapture GT-AX11000, with both new models offering users support ASUS Aura RGB though each router's web interface and the ASUS router app. ASUS has also loaded its routers with new network optimisation software, which promised to give users lower latency and lag-free gaming.
With the ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000, ASUS are offering its customers four WiFi bands, a 6 GHz band, two 5 GHz bands and a single 2.4 GHz band. This gives the GT-AXE16000 WiFi 6E support, and a total wireless network capacity of 16,000 Mbps across all four bands.
The second 5GHz band on the Rapture GT-AXE16000 is intended for use as a dedicated backhaul link for AiMesh-compatible networking equipment. This enables fast communication between AiMesh nodes while keeping the router's second 5 GHz band free.
ASUS' Rapture GT-AXE16000 also contains two 10 Gbps ports, four 1Gb LAN ports, and a 2.5 Gbps WAN port. With these wired and wireless connectivity options, ASUS' Rapture GT-AXE16000 can act as a strong core and any home WiFi network.
ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 gaming router
The ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 is the world’s first quad-band WiFi 6E gaming router. ASUS engineers have unlocked the full potential of four bands — 2.4 GHz, two 5 GHz bands, and 6 GHz — with 160 MHz channels in the 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands to deliver the fastest speeds possible. It features a flagship next-gen Broadcom WiFi chipset and CPU to improve maximum network throughput by 18%2 for lightning-fast, accelerated data transfers and an optimized gaming experience. With ASUS RF technology and other exclusive ASUS technologies, RangeBoost Plus leverages multiple upgraded ASUS features that improve WiFi signal range and overall coverage by up to 38%.
The Rapture GT-AXE16000 offers numerous connections including dual 10 Gbps ports, a 2.5 Gbps WAN port and four 1 Gbps LAN ports. The quad-band capabilities of the Rapture GT-AXE16000 also provides users with more choice when connecting to an AiMesh system. For users with WiFi 6E devices, one of the 5 GHz bands can be used as a dedicated backhaul to the central router, so the other three bands are free for device connections. Additionally, the 6 GHz band can be used as a backhaul when used with another WiFi 6E router to provide cleaner and faster transmission between two routers for an optimized mesh experience.
For those who do not require WiFi6E networking, ASUS has created their ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Pro, delivering strong WiFi 6 coverage with two 5 GHz bands and a single 2.4MHz band. Again, the second 5GHz band of this router can be used to connect to AiMesh nodes. In total, This router has 11,000 Mbps of aggregated wireless bandwidth potential.
This router features four 1Gbps ethernet ports, a 2.5 Gbps WAN port and a single 2.5 Gbps ethernet port. LAN aggregation can also be used to link together 1Gbps ports to enable faster networking performance. This router features the same quad-core, 64-bit, 2GHz CPU as the GT-AXE16000.
Both the ROG ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 and ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Pro routers will be available to purchase this year. The Rapture GT-AXE16000 will be launching in US and Europe and the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Pro router will be available worldwide.
(ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Pro (Above))