Tuesday, February 19th 2019

ASUS Unveils ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 Router with GeForce NOW Optimization

ASUS today unveiled the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rapture GT-AC2900 wireless router with optimization for NVIDIA GeForce NOW cloud-based gaming service. What this entails is a certification from NVIDIA that the router provides "the best possible experience" streaming your game between the GeForce NOW cloud and your machine. What it really means is specialized QoS rules that prioritize traffic between your machine and GeForce NOW. As a router, you get 1 Gbps Ethernet WAN, four wired 1 Gbps Ethernet LAN ports, 802.11ac WLAN with 750+2167 Mbps across two bands, which includes 3x3 MIMO for 2.4 GHz, and 4x4 MIMO for 5 GHz. You also get USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 for 4G dongles and storage devices. You also get RGB LED lighting that's configurable using the ASUS Aura Sync RGB utility. The company didn't reveal pricing, since it hasn't finalized a release date.
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8 Comments on ASUS Unveils ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 Router with GeForce NOW Optimization

#1
TheLostSwede
Most likely a re-hashed version of some older model.
My guess it's the RT-AC86U in a new housing.
It doesn't seem to have passed FCC certification yet though.
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#2
CheapMeat
It's not for me but it's seems alright for those who have bought heavily into the ROG aesthetic and want a good enough router.
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#3
Rahnak
ROG branding and NVIDIA certification.. An easy $50 tax on whatever reasonable price this could've had.
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#5
TheLostSwede
BadFrog, post: 3997714, member: 172302"
Still just WiFi 5
I take it you have a lot of 802.11ax devices in your home then?
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#6
dirtyferret
TheLostSwede, post: 3997863, member: 3382"
I take it you have a lot of 802.11ax devices in your home then?
I attach AX (wi-fi 6) routers in bridge mode to all my wi-fi clients. Sure it means my cell phones, tablets, and laptop aren't truly mobile but damn that theoretical connection speed is amazing with my 25mbps down ISP, especially when the routers are just six feet from one another. Almost as fast as using a $5 Cat5 cable!
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#7
yakk
That's be a lot of branding & marketing to pay for on small older router hardware.
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