As 802.11ac gets swept under the rug by 802.11ax, many vendors are pushing one last router to market as a swan song of sorts capping what was a fantastic era of innovation in home networking. With their last effort ASUS has turned to its ROG wing with the Rapture GT-AC2900.
The Rapture GT-AC2900 is the ROG adoption of the AC86U from earlier. This platform works on the Broadcom 4906 SoC operating at 1.8GHz across two cores. This is then paired with 256MB of NAND Flash and 512 MB of DDR3 from Micron. Radios includes the BCM4366E for 4x4 802.11an+ac and a secondary BCM4365E for 3x3 802.11bgn. This configuration offers 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band while the 5GHz band supports 1.7Gbps and 2.1Gbps with 1024QAM.
Additional connectivity includes both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, four Gigabit LAN and a single Gigabit WAN. Features include support for ASUS AURA RGB lighting, GeForce Now optimizations and AiMesh support.
MSRP of the ROG GT-AC2900 comes in at $249.99 with a one-year warranty.