Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Review

The GT-AC5300 has fast performance, excellent Wi-Fi range and includes plenty of unique gaming-centric features.

The Asus RT-AC5300 was among the quickest routers we’ve ever tested, but its high price and a modest amount of Ethernet ports meant it didn’t fully convince.

Right now Asus will be back again with the GT-AC5300 – a tweaked edition that boasts exactly the same primary feature arranged but with dual the amount of Ethernet ports and a bunch of extra video gaming features.

The GT-AC5300 offers three Wi-Fi bands that combined can theoretically push 5300mbps, an impressive eight external aerials, those eight Ethernet ports, two USB ports, and a variety of firmware features.

Specifications

  • Review Price: £399
  • Tri-band AC5300 Wi-Fi
  • 8 x external antennae
  • 8 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 2 x USB ports
  • WTFast client functionality
  • Trend Micro intrusion prevention system
  • 1.8GHz quad-core processor
  • Game Boost traffic prioritization

Performance

The Asus RT-AC5300 was the quickest router we’d tested and the GT-AC5300 mostly follows suit. You start with a short-variety max-speed test (2m, type of sight), utilizing a PC built with the Asus PCE-AC68 adapter, I measured the GT-AC5300 as delivering up to 685Mbps (635.9Mbps average) more than among its 5GHz bands – that is, to all or any intents and purposes, as quick speed as we’ve seen from the router in virtually any practical test.

The GT-AC5300 did well in the 5GHz band, delivering around 313Mbps at 8m, as the second 5GHz band could manage only 111.6Mbps – but that’s only a fall of 20Mbps from its short-range check with this particular adapter. In the meantime, the two 2.4GHz bands could even now manage 84.3Mbps at 8m.

Pros

  • Class-leading Wi-Fi speeds
  • Hugely versatile
  • Masses of features
  • Great for gaming

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Not for novice users
  • Overkill for most homes

Conclusion

The monster of a router with power and features to extra. It’s most likely overkill for some users, though.

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