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.
ASUS RT-AC5300ASUS RT-AC5300 Features
  • 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 4x4 config
  • Ultra-wide area coverage
  • Award-winning ASUS AiProtection Network Security Services
ASUS RT-AC5300 Specifications ac5300 specs