During Gamescom 2018, TP-Link showed off its new gaming router, the Archer AX1000, a tri-band gaming-themed router with 802.11ax support. The new router features three separate bands, a single 2.4GHz band and two 5GHz bands which when combined can reach a theoretical throughput of 10.747Gbps. Pretty awesome speeds, especially for wireless. The TP-Link Archer AX1000 has eight adjustable antennas which work with the new Wi-Fi standard of 802.11ax. This includes 8×8 MU MIMO support for both down and upload, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (QFDMA) as well as 1024 QAM support.
Aside from the Archer AX1000’s awesome Wi-Fi power, the router also features eight Gigabit Ethernet ports on the back. The internal hardware support is also pretty impressive. Inside there’s a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad core CPU backed by 1GB of RAM. Running alongside the CPU are three additional co-processors to offload simple tasks such as Ethernet switching. Temporary storage is provided by 512GB of onboard flash memory.
The reason this is classified as a gaming router is that there are options that allow users to prioritize game-related traffic based on Quality of Service (QoS) functions. Other devices can also be givin a ranked priority depending on the needs of the user.
No word yet on pricing or availability.