CES 2023: ASUS ROG Rapture GT-BE98 is the World’s First Quad-Band WiFi 7 Gaming Router

Source: ASUS CES 2023: ASUS ROG Rapture GT-BE98 is the World’s First Quad-Band WiFi 7 Gaming Router

It’s big, fast, and future-proof

Do you like insanely powerful routers? Well, ASUS ROG has just the thing for you! Forget WiFi 6, how about WiFi 7 with up to 160% faster speeds than the router you probably don’t even have yet? (At least products like this one make me hopeful for wider availability of wireless cards to actually take advantage of them.)

Leveraging the full potential of WiFi 7 with 320 MHz channel support in the 6 GHz band, it delivers up to 160% faster speeds than the previous generation. In addition, with 4K QAM modulation that can pack more data into transmissions, peak data rates are up to 20% higher, delivering incredible speeds of up to 25,000 Mbps. Furthermore, two additional revolutionary features, Multi-Link Operation and Multi-RU Puncturing, allow the GT-BE98 to deliver more efficient and reliable wireless connections.

Multi-link operation simultaneously transmits across different bands and channels to increase throughput to the device, lower the latency, and improve reliability. Multi-RU puncturing segments a wide channel bandwidth into smaller units, enabling puncturing to eliminate interference for the remaining bandwidth and increase efficiency.

Gamers can enjoy up to 10X-faster data-transfer speeds for bandwidth-demanding tasks with one 10 Gbps WAN/LAN port and two 10 Gbps LAN ports. In addition, for gamers who live in larger homes, the exclusive ASUS RangeBoost Plus improves signal range and overall coverage. ROG-exclusive triple-level game acceleration offers fantastic gaming experiences.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-BE98 Router

Features of the ROG Rapture GT-BE98 include (via ASUS ROG):

  • World‘s first WiFi 7 gaming router – Ultrafast WiFi 7 (802.11be) quad-band gaming router boosts speeds up to 25000 Mbps
  • New 320MHz bandwidth & 4096-QAM – 2X data rate compares to WiFi 6/6E and increase throughput by 20%
  • Multi-link operation – Simultaneously transmit across different bands and channels to increase the throughput to the device, lower the latency and improve reliability
  • Multi-RU puncturing – Segments a wide channel bandwidth into small units and enable puncturing to eliminate interference for the remaining bandwidth for more efficient use
  • Three 10G ports – Enjoy up to 10X faster data-transfer speeds for bandwidth-demanding tasks with 10 Gbps WAN/LAN port and LAN ports.
  • Triple-level game acceleration – Accelerate game traffic every step of the way — from device to game server

The ROG Rapture GT-BE98 will be available in Q1, 2023, but no word yet on pricing.

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2 Comments

  1. BigTed

    That looks uncomfortable. Njce to have the 10gbe ethernet though.

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  2. Manuel Cruz

    Where can you purchased this new router by asus

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