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X'mas Gift Idea 8: A powerful router designed for gaming
By Kenny Yeo - on 29 Dec 2017, 9:21am

X'mas Gift Idea 8: A powerful router designed for gaming

Note: This year, our gift suggestion series is proudly supported by ASUS and their ROG team. Thank you ASUS!

Few things in life are as annoying as poor Wi-Fi and a slow Internet connection. If you are looking for a new router to solve your connectivity issues, my advice is to go big or go home, hence the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300.

At its heart, the ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 is a tri-band AC5300-class router. This means data transfer rates of 1,000Mbps on its 2.4GHz network and 2,167Mbps each on its two 5GHz networks.

On top of that, it has some really cool features that gamers will really like. To begin it has a whopping 8 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, of which two are dedicated gaming ones and have priority over all other traffic. That’s not all, there are another two LAN ports that support link aggregation, allowing users to combine them to form a single super-fast 2Gbps connection.

Finally, it has a router management interface called ROG Gaming Center with features designed especially for gamers. For example, Game Profile automatically sets up port forwarding for popular online games like Overwatch and CS:GO. And then there’s Game Radar, which shows you the ping status of game servers of popular online games around the world.

The ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 is priced at S$559 and you can find out more from our review here.

 

Guess the Next Day’s Gift Suggestion and Stand a Chance to Win One!

That’s right, we have got hints packed at the end of our daily Christmas gift suggestions and it’s up to you to guess what the next gift suggestion might be. This routine will take place every day leading up to the 31st December 2017 and HardwareZone Members (residing in Singapore) who get the most number of correct guesses will stand a chance to win the following:-

  • A few of these gift ideas (we won't reveal them now to keep the guessing game going)
  • 5 x S$100 Grab vouchers
  • 7 x ASUS ROG gift sets

How can you participate and win? Read on...

 

Riddle Me This: What is the Next Gift Suggestion? (Contest Hint)

Our next festive gift suggestion from ASUS is a gaming desktop that is small but extremely powerful. It might only have a 9.5-liter chassis, but it packs a powerful quad-core Intel processor and can be equipped with a GeForce GTX 1080. It also comes with cool ASUS Aura lighting effects and even has an ESS Sabre DAC and built-in headphone amplifier. What could it be?

Post your ANSWER in our Discussion Thread!

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