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ASUS PCE-AC88 WiFi Performance Test

(Refer to initial post HERE)

WiFi testing based on iPerf3 with the following setup :

Note : The following test was based on my devices with specific settings (OS/software/version etc) and environment setup.  The wireless test results may vary depending on device/hardware/software/setting/environment.  This test is meant for my own reference only and should not be used for any benchmarking or comparison purposes.

Test scenario & condition :

  • Install & connect the PCE-AC88 on a DIY PC (ASUS H61M-K
  • Clean flash all the routers with current latest ASUS official firmware
  • Another DIY PC (Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H) connect through the AC router's LANport and run iPerf3 as server, AntiVirus & Windows Firewall turn-off, no other apps running
  • Both PCs use current latest iPerf3.1.3
  • Connect the PCE-AC88 wireless to the AC router, one band at a time (2.4GHz follow by 5GHz)
  • Those AC routers wireless settings are still the same as per my recent test HERE
  • PC spec which is running iPerf3 server behind the AC router as follow :


On RT-AC68U :

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On RT-AC87U :

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On RT-AC88U :

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On RT-AC3200 :

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On RT-AC5300 :

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By far, the most geng  (powerful) wireless throughput I've ever tested up to this moment surprised

My PC which is running the iPerf3 server only has a single LANport connect to those AC routers with max speed of 1Gbps.  Looking at the impressive throughput test especially on the RT-AC5300 @5GHz, I believe this monster should be able to run beyond the 1Gbps mark ...

A must-have toy if you intend to max out these AC routers potential laughing