A gamer demands that all devices related to gaming gears have fast response performance, fast internet connection, wifi router with high speed performance, fast wifi connection of game device to router without latency no buffering, which is obviously the main point is fast performance for gaming experience. For that reason Asus introduces Asus gtax11000 rog rapture wifi ax11000 router, a new generation of wifi6 router with ultimate speed. The competing product for this asus ax11000 is offered by Netgear, the Netgear rax200 ax11000 (aka nighthawk rax200).
Asus Rog Rapture Gtax11000
This product is one of asus rog (republic of gamers) series, wireless gaming routers offered by Asus. So far, the most advanced series has been released; the premium series with wifi 6e technology are asus rog rapture gtaxe11000 and gtaxe16000.
And this asus rog rapture gtax11000 is the first series of asus products in the premium class with asus ax11000 network segment, the ultimate model gaming router that come with wireless ax technology. As one of asus rog series which is designed specifically for gamers in mind, this product is offered with wifi6 technology to provide maximum experience in gaming.
It does not mean that asus ax11000 router cannot be used for other tasks but gaming, no. this simultaneous three radio bands router is designed with one @5Ghz radio band is used dedicated for gaming needs and two other radio bands are for other needs besides gaming including streaming video, browsing and other social media tasks. This product is indeed designed with three bands based on wifi6 technology with a total bandwidth of up to 11,000Mbps, nearly double bandwidth than asus debut in wifi6 technology – the Asus rt-ax88u ax6000 router.
What features this product is to support your gaming experience?
If so far you experience latency in gaming experience with your wireless router in general, this asus rog rapture gtax11000 is designed with three level of game acceleration in order to boost the gaming experience and reduce ping up to 90%.
- Rog devices prioritization – game first
- Game packet prioritization – game boot
- Shortest path to game server – GPN
Firstly, from ROG gaming device is given rog device prioritization (game first). Your asus rog rapture gtax11000 is a game first device ready for robust gaming experience.
Game boost enabled
Secondly, this asus ax11000 is enabled for game packet prioritization (game boost). You can easily enable this game boost feature by just one click to enable this feature from the Dashboard and select the Game Boost pane and select the ‘Enable Game Boost’ and turn it to ‘ON’.
And then select the QoS pane to enable the game traffic prioritization by turn the QoS feature ON. You have three options of QoS types including adaptive QoS, tradisional QoS, and bandwidth limiter.
And lastly, you need to configure your router to get the shortest path to the game server (Game Private Network, aka GPN). From the dashboard you need to select the ‘Game Private Network’ tab.
Here you need to have WTFast account to get this public gaming wtfast service, it’s a proprietary technology you can subscribe in monthly or annual basis (for $6 and $10 a month) to get a kind of game accelerator to get the shortest path to the game servers for fast response gaming experience. With your membership, you can type in your login name (email-address) and password on the available WTFast login windows.
You can compare it with one of netgear gaming products (Nighthawk xr1000) which does not have this WTFast feature, only a dashboard that allows you to visually see the ‘Ping Heat map’ of your game server without being able to change the fastest path to reach the existing game servers. It’s different if your router has the facility to take advantage of WTfast services.
Designed for speed
Almost all the features of this Asus rog rapture gtax11000 is designed to provide reliable speed performance including one 2.5Gbps multi-gigabit Ethernet port to connect to a multi-gigabit adapter gaming computer, not to mention four gigabit ports for other LAN connection needs including link aggregation feature for high speed connection to NAS storage with link aggregation feature (typically it has two Gigabit Ethernet ports).
It comes with one Gigabit WAN port, this is enough for homes. However when your network requires multi-gig internet speed it’s too sad that this router cannot support multi-Gig internet speed. It doesn’t support WAN aggregated link, it only comes with 1.0Gbps port for WAN. Today mostly premium wifi routers come with multi-gig 2.5Gbps. Even you can find today the latest flagship offered by Netgear (Orbi rbk962) comes with one 10.0Gbps WAN port. See comparison between Asus et12 vs orbi rbk962 axe11000.
Asus gtax11000 is also embedded by high speed quad core 1.8 GHz processor with 256MB flash and 1GB RAM to boost the speeds you need.
How good this product is when compared with competing product Netgear ax11000?
Asus Ax11000 vs Netgear AX11000
Before Netgear comes with the latest Nighthawk raxe500 axe11000, Netgear released Netgear rax200 which is designed with ax11000 wifi6 network segment. Raxe500 is the rival of ultimate Asus rog rapture axe11000 gaming router.
Let’s focus on the previous product Netgear rax200 and compare it with Asus rog rapture gtax11000.
As a reference table 1 below shows you spec comparison between asus ax11000 and netgear ax11000.
Physically the appearance of the two products is difference, especially the design of the antennas which each has the same 8 pcs antennas. Netgear rax200 designs the antennas internally on both sides of its two right and left wings which each have 4 internal antennas On the other hand, Asus designs the antennas externally, 8pcs external antennas that you can arrange to vertical or slightly tilted.
Both model come with the same number of Ethernet ports you can find on the rear panel, including two USB ports. However, the Netgear gives you WAN port support link aggregation you can utilize to connect to multi-gig modem that also comes with two Ethernet ports with teaming port feature too such as Netgear cm1100 that comes with two gigabit Ethernet ports with aggregated link support.
The asus rog rapture gtax11000 doesn’t support WAN with aggregated link for multi-Gig internet plan.
Gamer in mind
Both asus ax11000 and netgear ax11000 routers provide the same wifi and wired speeds as they are design based on the same technology, double as those the ax6000 model (see comparison Asus rt-ax88u vs Nighthawk ax8 routers). And of course both of them can provide good performance for gaming and video streaming.
However, Asus provides one dedicated 5GHz band with game priority as we just discussed above including built-in WTFast Gamers Private Network, game boost and QoS prioritization for gaming.
Network security protection
One of the other advantages of asus rog rapture gtax11000 as opposed to netgear rax200 is the AiProtection Pro feature, which is a life-time free network security for blocking access to malicious sites, detect infected devices and block them, and all protection against attacks from the wild internet.
Netgear rax200 doesn’t come with free network protection; you need to subscribe Netgear Armor powered by Bitdefender, 30 days trial.
Now, you can read more details from the following spec comparison table below. You can read more details by following the product’s link and see current price and deals.
Table 1 Asus vs Netgear ax11000
|Model||Asus rog rapture gtax11000||Netgear rax200 ax11000 (Nighthawk AX12)|
|Wifi technology||Simultaneous tri-band ax11000 with AiMesh technology 12 streams||Simultaneous tri-band ax11000 with 12 data streams|
|Signal rates||Up to 1,200 Mbps @2.4Ghz band 4×4 Up to 4,800 Mbps @5Ghz band 1 4×4 Up to 4,000 Mbps @5Ghz band 2 4×4||Up to 1,200 Mbps @2.4Ghz band 4×4 Up to 4,800 Mbps @5Ghz band 1 4×4 Up to 4,000 Mbps @5Ghz band 2 4×4|
|Antennas||8x high power external antennas||8x high power internal antennas|
|Ethernet ports||1x Gigabit WAN port 4x Gigabit LAN ports with aggregate feature 1x multi-gigabit 2.5Gbps LAN port||4x Gigabit Ethernet Ports (aggregate two LAN ports) 1x 2.5Gbps LAN Port 1x Gigabit WAN port (multi Gigabit port2 up to 2,5Gbps)|
|USB ports||2x USB3.1 Gen 1||2x USB 3.0|
|Processor||1.8Ghz quad core processor with 256MB flash and 1GB RAM||64-bit Quad core 1.8GHz processor|
|Other features||Traffic Analyzer Adaptive QoS WTFast Gamers Private Network AiProtection Pro Parental Control||Automatic Firmware Updates Amazon Alexa™ and the Google Assistant Beamforming|
|Price (in Amazon Jul 2022)||$349.99||$ 499.99|
See here that there is too much price difference between asus rog rapture gtax11000 and netgear ax11000 rax200, around $150 difference. To learn more spec details, current price and other manufacturer’s description click the product link below:
- Click here to SHOP Asus AX11000 in Amazon (#ad) (#Ads)
- Or Click here to SHOP Netgear ax11000 in Amazon (#ad) (#Ads)
You may like to see new premium model netgear raxe500 wifi 6e router and asus axe11000, new enhancement wifi 6 technology with the addition of 6ghz radio band.