ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 WIFI6E router review

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Performance Wireless 2.4G and 5G

Performance Wireless

For our performance tests, we simulated a multi-level concrete house with a ground floor and a first floor. We used a single 2.4 GHz band and a single 5 GHz band. The router (host) was placed on the ground floor, and we tested with a client in multiple locations.

Performance Wireless WIFI6

Enthusiast-class motherboards these days often come with advanced integrated Wi-Fi, and there are many standards to choose from. Wireless AC is where it really begins these days, also known as 802.11ac and 802.11ad. These motherboards will be tested here at to evaluate their performance. Wireless AC draft 802.11ac technology was developed to optimize video streaming experiences by providing Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds. This allows for faster content downloads and quicker syncing of large video or music files. With an increasing number of Wi-Fi devices in the home, this new wireless standard helps to achieve better wireless speeds.

Our source router supports 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ax. The router was located one floor below the office. We measured throughput multiple times per second during a test run of 60 seconds in a host/client setup. The above results show true sustained throughput.

For example, if you have your router on the ground floor and want to watch Netflix in Ultra HD in your attic where you built your home cinema setup or gaming crib, the signal would require at least roughly 25 Mbit/s. Netflix Ultra HD uses just over 15 Mbit/s, but you need a little in reserve for caching and error correction. So 25 Mbit/s at the worst location would be the absolute minimum goal to reach. It would also be an acceptable figure for web browsing. However, it's important to note that results will vary depending on location and environment. There are many variables that can affect WIFI performance, such as the number of WIFI routers in your neighborhood, equipment like refrigerators turning off/on, and even microwaves. This makes WIFI a rather subjective and difficult to replicate thing to test.


The numbers you see are measured in Mbit/sec, divided by eight bits, that's your performance in megabytes per second. The ASUS Rapture is powerful on the 5 GHz band. Mind you that we test each band separately (single band).

Performance Wireless 802.11a/g/n WIFI

The 2.4 GHz band is always more challenging, but at 2400 MHz you have a greater range to reach, for example, your garden or attic. Additionally, certain older devices do not support other frequencies. At 10 Meters, we were still able to achieve speeds in the 144Mbit/s area.


As you can see, the WAN throughput is excellent.

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