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Upcoming ASUS ROG Gaming Router: GT-AC5300

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by Dragnerok_X, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Dragnerok_X

    Dragnerok_X New Around Here

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    Press Release: https://press.asus.com/PressRelease...-Announces-Complete-Gaming-Lineup-at-CES-2017

    "Gaming routers

    ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 is the first ROG router designed specifically for gaming, featuring tri-band Wi‑Fi, eight-port gigabit-LAN, and its own powerful PC-grade, 1.8GHz quad-core CPU to enable incredibly fast and responsive network gaming. GT-AC5300 also includes two ultra-fast USB 3.0 ports.

    The new router benefits from a number of innovative features to make gaming easier, and gameplay faster and smoother than ever. Chief among the gamer-friendly is Gaming Center, which provides an instant overview of the gaming network, so players can see at a glance the current internet status and stability, know how many gaming devices are online and what apps or games they are running. Gaming Center also helps gamers to control their network easily, with many one-click options; and it also shows server ping speeds for popular games from all around the world.

    GT-AC5300 is the first gaming router to offer users three levels of game acceleration. Two of the eight LAN ports are dedicated gaming ports that prioritize network traffic to devices connected to those specific ports. The router also has a Game Boost feature that works in conjunction with two dedicated gaming ports to prioritize gaming traffic for the best networking speeds, as well as individual speeds for each connected gaming device. Users also have the ability to set up a private gaming network, to accelerate the connection between the router and preferred game servers.

    The Game Intrusion Prevention System (Game IPS) offers integrated security based on Trend Micro™ technology to provide robust front-line protection for gaming networks. Game IPS allows PC-based anti-virus and firewall software to be temporarily disabled during gaming sessions, freeing up CPU performance for improved gaming speeds — and preventing legitimate game traffic from being blocked."​
     
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  2. sentinelvdx

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  3. snakebite3

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    From ASUS press release
     
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    Basically it's a merge between AC88U and AC5300

    This is what I've got from anither doc from them

    "ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 is the first ROG router designed specifically for gaming, featuring tri-band Wi‑Fi, eight-port gigabit-LAN, and its own powerful PC-grade, 1.8GHz quad-core CPU to enable incredibly fast and responsive network gaming. GT-AC5300 also includes two ultra-fast USB 3.0 ports.

    The new router benefits from a number of innovative features to make gaming easier, and gameplay faster and smoother than ever. Chief among the gamer-friendly is Gaming Center, which provides an instant overview of the gaming network, so players can see at a glance the current internet status and stability, know how many gaming devices are online and what apps or games they are running. Gaming Center also helps gamers to control their network easily, with many one-click options; and it also shows server ping speeds for popular games from all around the world.

    GT-AC5300 is the first gaming router to offer users three levels of game acceleration. Two of the eight LAN ports are dedicated gaming ports that prioritize network traffic to devices connected to those specific ports. The router also has a Game Boost feature that works in conjunction with two dedicated gaming ports to prioritize gaming traffic for the best networking speeds, as well as individual speeds for each connected gaming device. Users also have the ability to set up a private gaming network, to accelerate the connection between the router and preferred game servers.

    The Game Intrusion Prevention System (Game IPS) offers integrated security based on Trend Micro technology to provide robust front-line protection for gaming networks. Game IPS allows PC-based anti-virus and firewall software to be temporarily disabled during gaming sessions, freeing up CPU performance for improved gaming speeds — and preventing legitimate game traffic from being blocked."

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  5. snakebite3

    snakebite3 Senior Member

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    It sounds like it has a new CPU. Do you think it'll cost more than $500?
     
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    Hope not... but I have no idea about the price yet

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    I'm surprised Maylyn hasn't flooded us with photos yet LOL :)
     
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    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    It'll likely not... but some folks...

    Gosh - this is like a PT Barnum thing...
     
  9. VANT

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    nice marketing babble :D
    IMO Asus should make a own ROG switch line with killer lan ports :D

    Router is only part of the network and bragging that has 8 ports is simply ridiculous.
     
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  10. RamGuy

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    What the hell is this??

    The amount of buzzwords and marketing jimbo is simply off the charts. Since when did network devices such as a router become a gaming device? It doesn't make any logical sense as it's little Asus or anyone can do on the network layer to make gaming better.

    From the press release it sounds like Asus simply took the RT-AC5300 and gave it a slightly newer and faster SoC and decided to go into the software and simply re-branded everything so it always mentions something about "gaming".

    "Gaming Center" sounds like the usual "Network Map" and overview page? They just call everything gaming, gaming, GAMING. "Game Boost" is the same Adaptive QoS profile that's been on all Asus-WRT ARM devices? Those two "gaming ports" sounds like regular old QoS priorities port, something one can do in the regular Asus-WRT software but on this model it sounds like it's hard-locked and always enabled on those two ports?

    "Gaming Intrusion Prevention System" is just a regular IPS with Gaming added in-front of it's name? The description from Asus is just describing IPS, it has nothing to do with gaming? How does this GIPS enable gaming systems to disable their firewall and anti-virus compared to IPS?? For Asus to even recommend users to disable their local firewall and anti-virus like this is beyond stupid by itself.
     
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    But the photo of this device is very cool and "gaming looked" :D :D :D
     
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    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    It does have 4 more LAN ports...

    Best guess is that it's like the RT-AC88U in that regard..

    At least they didn't add more antennas...

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    Hahaha

    I'm trying to get a link to be able to navigate the web gui, and also the real specs under the hood.
     
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    Routers like this seems to become devices that shall be located as first thing, then build your house around it, followed by selecting and placing the right furniture. I seriously suggest to put the thing upside down and use it as dining table.
    The GUI seems to be a special Rapture one (from the site as linked above):

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  17. sentinelvdx

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    Hahahaha agreed.

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  18. ct1615

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    does it double as a bear trap and/or lobster trap? Can it flip over and chase the cat around the house?
     
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    They could also use the new IEEE 802.3bz standard 2.5Gbps over Cat 5e and 5Gbps over Cat 6 cabl, that woud be a news.
     
  20. RMerlin

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    Based on the description, this looks to be a BCM4908, with BCM4366E wifi. 1 GB RAM, 256 MB flash.
     
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