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Performance - Motherboard - Wireless WIFI 6E (802.11ax)

Performance Wireless 802.11ax (WIFI6E)

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 Single-band 2.4 GHz, single band 5 GHzand single band 6 GHz. We host the network from a WIFI6E WIFI Access Point positioned at cealing level.


Performance Wireless 802.11ax WIFI6E

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 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.

New: 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 (this band works best in a direct line of sight / in the same room), we go through a wall ergo performance is worse than expected. If this is enough performance for you then we can always recommend the 6 GHz, as you will not have a lot of noisy neighbour interference there. 

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