ASUS Republic of Gamers today announced the immediate availability of Rapture GT-AC2900, an 802.11ac Wi-Fi gaming router designed to meet the distinct needs of PC, console and mobile gamers. ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 comes with multiple features, including triple-level game acceleration, that gives PC gamers full control over their network, from their PC to the game server, to reduce ping times and deliver low-latency gameplay. It is also recommended by NVIDIA for use with GeForce NOWto provide the best cloud-gaming experience.
For console gamers, ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 provides simple three-step port forwarding and network management from the intuitive ASUS Router smartphone app to make configuring the network for lag-free online gameplay fast and easy.
For mobile gamers, ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 supports exclusive AiMesh technology for seamless, whole-home Wi-Fi coverage to ensure fast and smooth gameplay anywhere and also features MU-MIMO technology that provides a great online gaming experience for everyone in multi-gamer households.
Featuring bold new ROG styling with a unique “slash-cut” design and Aura RGB lighting that provides a colorful accent and also provides a convenient indicator of Game Boost,GeForce NOW and DFS channel status, ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 makes a welcome addition to any gaming setup.
Triple-level game acceleration and NVIDIA GeForce NOW recommended
ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 has a wealth of gaming-focused features aimed to provide the best PC gaming experiences and give gamers full control over their network. Triple-level game acceleration prioritizes gaming packets from the gaming device to the game server. The first step of triple-level game acceleration is a dedicated gaming port on ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 that gives priority on the network to any device that plugs into it.
The second level of triple-level gaming acceleration, Game Boost, is adaptive QoS for gaming that prioritizes gaming packets within the local network, ensuring smooth gaming performance even if other network users are streaming video or performing other high-bandwidth activities.
The third step of triple-level gaming acceleration is built-in support for WTFast, a service that optimizes connections to ensure the shortest path to game servers around the world. When using all three steps – the dedicated gaming port, Game Boost, and WTFast – of triple-level game acceleration, ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 provides up to 75% lower ping times for dramatically smoother online gaming experiences.
As an NVIDIA GeForce NOWrecommended router, ASUS worked closely with NVIDIA to tune ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 to deliver a seamless experience with the GeForce NOWcloud-gaming service. When paired with a GeForce NOWclient device, ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 automatically configures QoS when the device connects to the network, ensuring up to 90% of Wi-Fi bandwidth is dedicated to GeForce NOW gaming to provide an unrivaled cloud-gaming experience with minimal latency.
Easy three-step port forwarding for console gamers
Console gamers may sometimes encounter network address translation (NAT) issues that prevent teaming up with other players or being able to host a match. While most routers provide NAT configuration abilities via port forwarding, it is often a complicated process. ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 gets around this and makes it easy for console gamers to enjoy lag-free online gaming with Open NAT, a feature that provides NAT configuration in three simple, guided steps.
The comprehensive yet intuitive ASUS Router smartphone app provides the ability to configure Open NAT as well as manage all the router functions gamers need most, including port forwarding, bandwidth limiting, and network diagnostics, without having to use a web interface on their PC.
Mobile gaming without limits
ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 features support for ASUS AiMesh, which enables gamers to create a mesh Wi-Fi system by connecting other supported ASUS and ROG AiMesh to their network, letting them enjoy whole-home coverage with seamless roaming, synchronized features, and centralized control. With an AiMesh network, gamers on mobile devices can enjoy the best gameplay experiences anywhere in the home and can move around freely without fear of dropouts.
ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 also features dynamic frequency selection (DFS) and MU-MIMO to further improve the gaming experience when connected via Wi-Fi. DFS unlocks the least congested channels within the 5GHz band, ensuring minimal interference for smooth and fast gaming. When multiple compatible devices are connected to the network, MU-MIMO ensures peak performance for each device, ideal when there are multiple gamers in one household or when inviting friends over to game together.
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