Tyler's Router Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IX Hero (buy from Amazon)
- CPU: Intel Core i7 7700K (buy from Amazon) / (Read our Review)
- Memory: G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 (buy from Amazon)
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Hybrid (buy from Amazon)
- OS Storage: Intel 730 480GB SSD (buy from Amazon) / (Read our Review)
- Secondary Storage: MyDigitalSSD BP5 512GB SSD (buy from Amazon)
- Case: EVGA DG-86 (buy from Amazon)
- Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 P2 (buy from Amazon)
- Networking: ASUS PCE-AC88 AC3100 (buy from Amazon)
- Networking: ASUS ROG 10G Express
- I/O: ASUS Thunderbolt EX3 (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (buy from Amazon)
The Tenda AC9 was the last router I tested with the old Z170 platform. With our new test system, we re-ran it through testing to have it on our new charts.
With our LAN throughput, I found the C3150 to grab up 942 Mbps, which is on par with the best solutions we have seen.
WAN throughput came in at 918 Mbps.
2.4GHz performance reached a peak of 228 Mbps while 5GHz performance reached 909 Mbps.
Mobile throughput reached a peak of 453 Mbps on the 5GHz band with 2.4GHz hovered around 105 Mbps.
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 Kingdom: The TP-Link Archer C3150 AC3150 Dual-Band Gigabit WLAN Router (2167 Mbit/s (5GHz) + 1000Mbit/s (2.4 GHz), 4 Gigabit LAN Ports, 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, MU-MIMO, Print/Media/FTP/Server, App Control) White retails for £160.00 at Amazon UK.
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