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Review: ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 Gaming Router

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, May 17, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review a rather dandy ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 Gaming Router this premium gaming router is compatible with the new AC standard aka WIFI 5. So what is the router about, is it a redressed RT-AC86U ...

    Review: ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 Gaming Router
     
  2. Mundosold

    Mundosold Active Member

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    So the main differences over the AC86U are the RGB lighting and that this does 160mhz width on 5ghz? Does it do 80+80?
     
  3. MonstroMart

    MonstroMart Master Guru

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    I was wondering WTF is a gaming router ;)
     
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    Dazz Master Guru

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    The RGB lighting is for if you have the socket near the door way and can walk about the hour without turning the lights on ;)
     

  5. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Only noobs game over Wi-Fi. Real pros use Ethernet.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    I agree. I'm switching back with my next build, at the latest.
     
  7. Richard Nutman

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    I don't understand the point of these "gaming" routers. The WIFI performance is still abysmal compared to wired.
    If you want fast low latency for gaming, just use some Cat5e!
     
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    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    you don't understand yet you have the gall to comment on their performance.
     
  9. Richard Nutman

    Richard Nutman Member

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    Because it's a shedload of money for something that can be bested by a $5 bit of wire.
     
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  10. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    its 1ms vs .5ms, you won't notice.
     

  11. Richard Nutman

    Richard Nutman Member

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    True. So I'd still just take the unnoticeably faster wired and save the money.
     
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    MonstroMart Master Guru

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    Real pros use someone like The Matrix :cool:
     

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