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some AX20 specs worse than AX12?

coyote3
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some AX20 specs worse than AX12?

I'm surprised to see some of the specs listed for the newly-announced Tri-band RAX200 are not as good as the soon-to-be-available (fingers crossed) Dual-band RAX120.

 

CPU:
AX12: 64-bit quad-core 2.2GHz
AX20: 64-bit quad-core 1.8GHz

 

Best Ethernet port:

AX12: "5G/2.5G/1G Multi-Gig Ethernet LAN port"
AX20: "One (1) 2.5G/1Gbps Multi-Gig port"

 

WPA3:
AX12: Yes
AX20: No

 

No problem for me since I don't need the AX20's third band's bandwidth*, and I need to replace my current router fast because this week it (mostly) broke.

 

*which if I understand is the difference since the AX20 has a pair of 5GHz 4x4 and the AX12 has one 5GHz 8x8.

Model: RAX120| AX6000 - Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router
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schumaku
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Re: some AX20 specs worse than AX12?

Broadcom vs. Qualcomm platform ... that's where the differences are coming from. Broadcom seems to have some backlog on WAP3, while Qualcomm has it. Probably no spare PCIe lanes for adding an Multigig AQR111 on the Broadcom platform, too - so probably just what BCM has available on the SoC.

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schumaku
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Re: some AX20 specs worse than AX12?

Broadcom vs. Qualcomm platform ... that's where the differences are coming from. Broadcom seems to have some backlog on WAP3, while Qualcomm has it. Probably no spare PCIe lanes for adding an Multigig AQR111 on the Broadcom platform, too - so probably just what BCM has available on the SoC.

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coyote3
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Re: some AX20 specs worse than AX12?

thank you very much for the great answer, schumaku!  That possibility never occurred to me; I'm happy this is such a great community!

Model: RAX120| AX6000 - Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router
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