Performance - Motherboard - Wireless WIFI 6E (802.11ax)
Performance Wireless Wi-Fi
For our tests, we emulate what you would get performance-wise inside a house with a multi-level concrete ground and 1st floor. We test the single-band performance of 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and if available 6Ghz. We host the network from a WIFI6E WIFI Access Point at dealing level and we test with the client (PC) in several stages.
Most enthusiast-class motherboards these days have integrated Wi-Fi, with many standards. One of the more interesting ones is Wireless AC AKA 802.11ac (WIFI5) and as of recent 802.11ax (WIFI6). Motherboards that have such a unit will now be tested here at Guru3D.com. Wireless AX draft 802.11ax technology was developed to optimize video streaming experiences. Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds allow content to download faster and large video or music files to sync more quickly. An increasing number of Wi-Fi devices in the home leads to greater internet consumption.
Wi-Fi 5 is the 5th generation of Wi-Fi technology, also known as 802.11ac. It is a wireless networking standard that offers faster speeds and greater capacity than its predecessor, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n). Wi-Fi 5 operates on the 5GHz frequency band and can reach speeds of up to 1.3 Gbps. It also has improved support for multiple devices, making it more suitable for use in crowded environments such as airports or coffee shops. Wi-Fi 5 devices are backwards compatible with previous Wi-Fi generations, so they can still connect to older networks.
Wi-Fi 6 is the 6th generation of wireless technology, also known as 802.11ax. It is designed to improve upon the previous generation (WiFi 5 or 802.11ac) by offering faster speeds, lower latency, and increased capacity. This means that WiFi 6-enabled devices will be able to handle more data at once, resulting in faster streaming, downloading, and browsing. Additionally, WiFi 6 will be better equipped to handle large numbers of connected devices, making it ideal for crowded environments like airports and stadiums.
Wi-Fi 6E is an extension of the Wi-Fi 6 standard or 802.11ax that is now supported on most motherboards also. The E stands for Extended, and the main feat of the expansion is the addition of support for the 6GHz band, which runs from 5925MHz to 7125MHz. Compatibility with older Wi-Fi standards will remain, and Wi-Fi 6E will thus have three bands: 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz. Below the AX 2.4 and 5 GHz, single-link connection.
Above 2.4 GHz throughput
Above 5 GHz throughput
Above 6 GHz throughput
And an extra test is the 2.5 Gbps LAN connector jack, which shows proper performance also.