There is no doubt ASUS went all in on its Republic of Gamers brand many years ago. Today they push that brand into the consumer networking segment with a complete redesign of their RT-AC5300. This redesign is more than just a badge swap on a chassis though as ASUS has tailored the firmware for gaming with aggressive QoS profiles and Ethernet ports specifically setup for gaming and port aggregation.
This transition from consumer platform to gaming router does go even deeper. The RT-AC5300 launched early 2016 with a Broadcom BCM4709 dual-core SoC operating at 1.4GHz and paired with 512MB of memory and 128MB of NAND flash. It had three BCM4366 radios to support its two 5GHz bands and single 2.4GHz band. The GT-AC5300 or ROG Rapture, on the other hand, has been updated to include the Broadcom BCM4908, a quad-core SoC operating at 1.8GHz paired with 256MB of NAND flash and 1GB of RAM.
The radios too have been updated to BCM4366E with the same configuration as the RT-AC5300. That configuration gives us a single 2.4GHz band capable of 1Gbps via 1024QAM and two 5GHz bands bring in 2.16Gbps with 1024QAM.
The antenna configuration gives us two on each face of the router for a total of eight antennas. The wired configuration for this solution is one of the most populated we have seen in a consumer platform with a single Gigabit WAN and eight Gigabit LAN ports.
The MSRP sits at $399.99 with a two-year warranty.
PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Wireless Gaming Router retails for $XXX at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Wireless Gaming Router retails for £XXX at Amazon UK.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Shazam's first trailer injects fun, and color into the DCEU
- DC unleashes first Aquaman trailer during SDCC 2018
- GeForce GTX 1170 benchmark surfaces, faster than GTX 1080 Ti
- Escape the 'Isle of Dogs' in our Blu-ray giveaway!
- Apple's new MacBook Pro SEVERELY THROTTLES from Core i9 heat
- Z97X-SLI doesn't recognize NVME-SSD
- Design a Colorful SSD contest
- NZXT Kraken M22 CPU Cooler Review
- Question about ASROCK 970 Extreme3 1.0
- MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC (AMD X470) Motherboard Review
- Micron Launches Industry's First Enterprise SATA Solid State Drives Built on Leading 64-layer 3D NAND Technology
- Micron, Rambus, Northwest Logic and Avery Design to Deliver a Comprehensive GDDR6 Solution for Next-Generation Applications
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit