While Wi-Fi 6 isn't expected to truly take off until later this year, there is no shortage of early adopters chomping at the bit to check out the latest technology. Netgear and ASUS are both on the frontlines with solutions on the market for this demographic. After looking at the AX88U earlier in the year, we are now back to check out the latest "gaming" solution from ASUS ROG, the GT-AX11000
The ROG Rapture AX11000 follows the GT-AC5300 of the last generation, using a similar design with updated colorway. Internally hardware is a complete upgrade as expected with a Broadcom 4908 at 1.8GHz across four cores, paired with 1GB of memory and 256MB of flash. For the radios, we have three BCM43684 allowing two 5GHz bands at 4804Mbps and one 2.4GHz at 1148Mbps.
Wired ports include four LAN and one WAN controlled by the 4908 SoC along with a separate Aquantia AQR109 supporting the single 2.5Gbe connection. The 2.5Gbe port can be switched between WAN and LAN.
MSRP of the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 comes in at $449.99 with a one-year warranty.