The new quad stream router is powered by a 1.7 GHz Annapurna Labs quad-core processor and has 1 GB of DDR3 SDRAM. Maximum link rates are 800 Mbps at 2.4 GHz, 1733 Mbps at 5 GHz, and 4600 Mbps at 60 GHz. MU-MIMO is supported on the 5 GHz radio.
The Nighthawk X10 is also the first consumer router to include a 10GbE SFP+ LAN port along with its Gigabit Ethernet WAN and six LAN ports, two of which support link aggregation.
Two USB 3.0 ports support storage sharing via SMB and NETGEAR ’s ReadyCloud and ReadyShare storage services. Six months of free unlimited Amazon Drive cloud backup is also bundled in.
Other features include built-in Plex Media Server with a three-month Plex Pass and new NETGEAR Up iOS and Android apps for quick and easy setup.
The NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk X10 sets a new high in consumer Wi-Fi router pricing at an MSRP of $499.99 and is available now.