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Old 23-06-2020, 12:45 PM   #1
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Asus RT-AX86U Router

https://www.techpowerup.com/268531/a...gaming-routers

Formal announcement of RT-AX86U AX5700 and RT-AX82U AX5400 for the global market.

RT-AX88 is rated at AX6000.

Main advantage of RT-AX86U versus RT-AX88U is the 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN port, giving it true 2 Gbps networking capabilities for WAN, LAN and WiFi. Whether that is useful or not depending on the use cases.

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Old 23-06-2020, 12:46 PM   #2
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JD has the preorder for China version of RT-AX82U AX5400 WiFi 6 router for RMB1399 (RMB1599 usual price, pay deposit of RMB10 to get RMB210 discount).
https://item.m.jd.com/product/100013...medium=jingfen

China Asus Tmall Flagship Shop:
RT-AX86U -- RMB1799 offer price now RMB1499-1599

JD is selling the RT-AX86U at RMB1599
https://item.m.jd.com/product/100012950722.html

Looks like RT-AX86U is still a better buy.
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Old 23-06-2020, 01:15 PM   #3
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Awaiting AX86U
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Old 23-06-2020, 03:10 PM   #4
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Good to have separate discussion thread for these ... thank you xiaofan.

I see ASUS Singapore also have listed these in the webpage (Networking->gaming routers)
Can buy from physical shops now.

https://www.asus.com/sg/Gaming-Netwo...ters-Products/
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Old 23-06-2020, 03:36 PM   #5
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wah, so fast in Singapore liao...
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Old 23-06-2020, 05:16 PM   #6
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Good to have separate discussion thread for these ... thank you xiaofan.

I see ASUS Singapore also have listed these in the webpage (Networking->gaming routers)
Can buy from physical shops now.

https://www.asus.com/sg/Gaming-Netwo...ters-Products/
Not yet available in the physical shops as far as I know.

I can not find them in Jurong Point Challenger and Best Denki, both are listed in the Asus website.

On the other hand, probably soon they will appear, hopefully the price is not too high compared to the price in China.
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Old 23-06-2020, 05:28 PM   #7
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Not yet available in the physical shops as far as I know.

I can not find them in Jurong Point Challenger and Best Denki, both are listed in the Asus website.

On the other hand, probably soon they will appear, hopefully the price is not too high compared to the price in China.
Let me guess: AX58 $235, AX88 $429 ..

so AX86 ~$350 ???
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Old 23-06-2020, 06:23 PM   #8
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Let me guess: AX58 $235, AX88 $429 ..

so AX86 ~$350 ???
That will be a reasonable price. My guess for RT-AX86U is higher at S$360-380. RT-AX82U will probably be at around S$300-320.

Haha, just a guess.

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Old 23-06-2020, 06:29 PM   #9
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Maybe wait one more week for Asus to distribute stocks to stores bah....
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Old 23-06-2020, 09:37 PM   #10
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https://www.asus.com/sg/Gaming-Netwo...pecifications/

AX82U has 1.5GHz TriCore processor, looks like BCM6750, same CPU as the AX58U.

Interestingly TP-Link S$99 AX10 (AX1500) router uses the same CPU.

RT-AX56U uses a quad-core 1.5GHz BCM6755 which does not support 160MHz. Same as the CPU used in TP-Link AX20.

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Old 23-06-2020, 09:41 PM   #11
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https://www.asus.com/sg/Gaming-Netwo...pecifications/

RT-AX86U has quad core 1.8GHz CPU. Thus it should be same Broadcom CPU BCM49408 as in RT-AX88U.

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Old 23-06-2020, 09:51 PM   #12
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Getting AX86U as main router and AX82U as mesh node in AiMesh setup ... wired backhaul.
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Old 24-06-2020, 12:16 PM   #13
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One of the comparable model with RT-AX86U from other vendors is TP-Link Archer AX6000 router based on the same Broadcom BCM49408 SoC CPU (1.8GHz Quad Core Arm Cortex A53) with two 802.11ax radios - the BCM43684.

TP-Link Archer AX6000 comes with 1GB of RAM, a 2.5 Gbps WAN port, 8x gigabit LAN ports, and two USB 3.0 ports (1x Type-A, and 1x Type-C). It also supports link aggregation, band steering, and DFS. It is at S$296 now as an offer price from official TP-Link Lazada/Shopee Store.

So HW wise they are pretty similar (RT-AX86U is AX5700, lose a bit in 2.4GHz performance but nobody will really care).

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One of the comparable model with RT-AX86U from other vendors is TP-Link Archer AX6000 router based on the same Broadcom BCM49408 SoC CPU (1.8GHz Quad Core Arm Cortex A53) with two 802.11ax radios - the BCM43684.

TP-Link Archer AX6000 comes with 1GB of RAM, a 2.5 Gbps WAN port, 8x gigabit LAN ports, and two USB 3.0 ports (1x Type-A, and 1x Type-C). It also supports link aggregation, band steering, and DFS. It is at S$296 now as an offer price from official TP-Link Lazada/Shopee Store.

So HW wise they are pretty similar (RT-AX86U is AX5700, lose a bit in 2.4GHz performance but nobody will really care).
Lol tp link, no thanks will wait for the AX86U, tested and proven with performance.
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Old 24-06-2020, 02:38 PM   #15
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Lol tp link, no thanks will wait for the AX86U, tested and proven with performance.
Ha-ha, for lower end stuff, TP-Link is still okay. For example the cheap TP-Link AX10 AX1500 is actually not bad considering the cost (S$99 - S$109). And the S$99 per pair Deco M4 mesh is also not bad.

But I agree that at S$296, TP-Link AX6000 may not be a good buy. RT-AX86U will be a better buy even though the cost will be quite a bit higher.

Same for TP-Link AX50 AX3000 (S$189 offer price) Asus RT-AX58U is a safer buy even though it has higher cost (S$208-235).

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