ASRock has announced the availability of the A-Style 2T2R dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi module with Bluetooth v4.0 wireless technology. The new Wi-Fi chip will be featured on new select Intel 8-series motherboards.
The A-Style 2T2R dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi module allows for wireless networking on both 2.4- and 5GHz bands, up to speeds of 867Mbps. ASRock has also bundled its new ASRock Wi-SD front tray that sports four USB 3.0 ports and an SD 3.0 card slot with some of its Intel 8-series boards. There are no further technical specifications of the Wi-SD front tray; however, we do suspect that it houses the wireless networking antenna for the onboard Wi-Fi module too.
Currently, we don't have any more information about the ASRock Intel 8-series boards that will support these new features and the Wi-SD tray accessory. Earlier this month, we highlighted ASRock's A-Style Purity Sound feature of these upcoming boards. For more details, please visit ASRock's microsite here.