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Asus Rog Rapture YT Game Streaming Router

  • Network control – ROG Gaming Center keeps tabs on all the important gaming elements, like lag, traffic stats, and device connections.
  • 3-Level Game Acceleration – Accelerate game traffic every step of the way – from the device to the game server.
  • Front Line Network Security – Neutralize Internet threats before they reach your network.
  • PC-Level CPU – Unparalleled quad-core processing power for ultimate network performance.
  • Battle-ready hardware – award-winning gaming’s award-winning triple-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, with 8 Gigabit LAN ports for wired devices and ultra-fast USB 3.0 ports.
  • AiMesh Support – Connect to other compatible ASUS routers to create a powerful and flexible home Wi-Fi network.
  • Asus Rog Rapture YT Game Streaming Router.
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Asus Rog Rapture YT Game Streaming Router

However, routers are not sports cars. So let’s take a look at whether that approach makes sense with Asus showing off the Republic of Gamers Rapture GT-AC5300. After all, the GT-AC5300 has been replaced by a newer Wi-Fi 6 version of this router, known as the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000.

Read on to find out if buying the higher-end version of the previous year’s router is the perfect solution, or if you should opt for a newer model instead.

For those looking for a nice compact router to tuck away on a bookshelf, let’s be absolutely clear here: the GT-AC5300 isn’t really the router for you. Instead, this piece of networking hardware is a large box, with a horizontal base, and no less than eight external antennas that can be placed. It features attractive mesh on the top surface, with enough perforated surface area to keep interiors from overheating.

Asus Rog Rapture Specification

The material used is black plastic that is close to a completely matte gloss. Moreover, there are orange stripes. While there are no blinking RGB lighting, there are six small status LEDs. The router weighs in at 4.14 pounds (1880 grams).

The Wi-Fi standard that the GT-AC5300 uses is 802.11ac, also known as Wi-Fi 5, which puts it a step behind modern Wi-Fi 6/6E. Asus refers to it as the AC5300, which is derived from a transfer rate of 1,000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, as well as a pair of 5GHz bands of 2,167Mbps each, making this a three-band router. There is support for wireless features that include packet configuring and MU-MIMO as well.

Setting up the GT-AC5300 follows a similar pattern to other Asus routers, that is, through a web-based interface after installing the eight antennas in the router and making wired connections. While some may prefer the application-based approach used by some other manufacturers (such as TP-Link), we find that the browser-based approach is generally a faster sequence of router operation. It took less than 15 minutes from start to finish without a hitch, so we found this process to be very effective.

Asus Rog Rapture Performance

Being a high-end router, the GT-AC5300 router has a lot of features baked into it. This includes Asus’ excellent Adaptive QoS, which can prioritize a variety of different types of web traffic, from gaming to media streaming, and also “browse the web” among the five pre-set options that also include the popular “Learn-From-” pandemic options Home” and “Work from Home”, with an additional option for further customization as needed.

This router integrates WTFast, a private network for gamers. We appreciate that a basic subscription is included with the router, with an advanced subscription option available for an additional fee after a reasonable 14-day trial period. As shown in the screenshot above, a variety of PC and console games are supported.

Finally, another useful feature is bandwidth monitoring. This tool can, in real time, monitor the bandwidth used on your network, on both the upload and download sides of the equation. In the screenshot above, we can see how multiple simultaneous 8k video streams completely saturated our internet connection when downloading.

Asus Rog Rapture Security

In the productivity test, the GT-AC5300 got good scores, but the lack of Wi-Fi 6 left it falling short of the competition. Using our NetPerf software, we found at 2.4GHz the throughput on approaching 133Mbps, which then dropped to 94Mbps when we moved 30 feet away. The near 5GHz result was more impressive at 615Mbps, although it drops slightly as the distance increases to 352Mbps. What was impressive a few years ago is now something extraordinary.

The GT-AC5300 boasts excellent quality of service from Asus, and with the hardware under the hood of this router, we expected some solid results. Overall, this is a solid entry in this test, with an average FPS score of 112.4 on Overwatch when wired, and 114.5 on a 5GHz connection without video streaming. We then added network congestion for ten 8K stream videos, saturating our internet connection at 300Mbps, and lowering the average FPS to 98 with QoS turned off when connected over Ethernet. With QoS enabled, still on a wired connection, the FPS is back to 111.8—very close to before we even added videos, which is impressive.

Conclusion

In the final analysis, the GT-AC5300 includes two sides of the same coin. In one interpretation, this is Asus’ former “Top Gun” router, which is now being sold as a bargain, with the strengths of a solid hardware specification, robust network congestion management, and many features such as integrated network-level antivirus protection.

However, this router lacks Wi-Fi 6, which limits peak transfer speeds, and doesn’t have WPA3, the latest wireless security standard. While current owners of the GT-AC5300 will likely be satisfied with its current level of performance, those looking for a new router will be better served with another, newer Asus router, the RT-AX82U, at a similar price and offers better performance, without the disadvantages Big for being a bit old.

Asus Rog Rapture Pros & Cons

The GT-AC5300 is a powerful router with a lot of cutting-edge specifications. It does a decent job when network congestion, but the lack of Wi-Fi 6 limits productivity and security.

Pros

  • Eight LAN ports, two USB.
  • Tri-band signal.
  • Excellent service quality.

Cons

  • Big Modem.
  • Lacks Wi-Fi 6 and WPA3 support.