MSI showed its first WiFi 6e router at IFA: the RadiX AXE6600. It is a so-called ‘gaming router’, with tri-band WiFi (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz), a 2.5 Gbit/s Ethernet port, four 1 Gbit/s ports and of course RGB. -relief.
The RadiX AXE6600 at IFA 2022.
The router should be able to achieve a total speed of 6600 Mbit/s via WiFi alone; So 825 megabytes per second. It has a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm and a hefty heatsink that should keep everything cool.
The AXE6600 has a feature that MSI calls ‘AI QoS’ (where ‘QoS’ will stand for ‘Quality of Service’). With the push of a button (the MSI logo on the router) you can switch between certain presets, such as a gaming or streaming mode. This gives certain internet traffic priority, which should be beneficial for the online gaming experience.
The AX6600, with 6 antennas and RGB lighting.
MSI isn’t known for its routers, but the AXE6600 isn’t their first model. In 2004 we even tested the MSI RG54GS router here: via WiFi it achieved throughput speeds of 23.31 Mbit/s. The MSI RG300EX seems to be the ‘latest’ model sold in the Netherlands, until 2011.