ASUS has announced their next flagship router the RT-AC5300U. The RT-AC5300U is a Triple-Band 802.11AC router that is designed to give a total throughput of 5.3Gb/s speeds for its users! Specifically, the new router will provide 1 Gbit/s on 2.4 GHz and up to 2.167 Gbit/s on each of its 5 GHz bands. With this improvement in speed over the 2.4GHz radio, this would make it the fastest Tri-band router on the market. From the limited specifications ASUS has provided, the RT-AC5300U looks to be powered by a new Broadcom SoC. From the initial images that we have been provided, you can see the eight external antennas that are designed to provide the ultimate in Wi-Fi coverage. It is not clear how big the unit is or the power usage.
The ASUS RT-AC5300U has been announce for Q4 of this year and pricing will be announced closer to its availability.
- AC5300 speeds
- Tri-band wireless up to 1000 Mbit/s on 2.4 GHz and up to 2167 Mbit/s on each 5 GHz band
- Up to 5333 Mbit/s combined on the 5GHz band
- NitroQAM technology for low-latency gaming and 4K/UHD streaming
- Eight external antennas in a 4×4 config
- Ultra-wide area coverage
- Award-winning ASUS AiProtection Network Security Services
ASUS RT-AC5300 Specifications