Gigabyte has finally introduced a PCIe network expansion card with support for the latest Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3 standards. As the Wi-Fi 7 standard gains popularity, Gigabyte has joined other vendors in incorporating this technology. Notably, they have showcased motherboards like the Z790 AORUS Xtreme X that utilize Wi-Fi 7 and have now launched the GC-WIFI7 network expansion card. This card boasts high-end capabilities and connectivity, making it the ideal choice for users transitioning to the new Wi-Fi standard without compromising overall performance.
Regarding specifications, the GC-WIFI7 employs 320MHz bandwidth support across the 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz frequency bands. This extensive bandwidth enables the GC-WIFI7 to achieve transmission speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps.
Additionally, the card incorporates Multi-Link Operation (MLA) support, facilitating simultaneous connections to multiple bands. This capability enables devices to send and receive data across various frequency bands and channels concurrently. To ensure broad network coverage, the GC-WIFI7 includes a 2Tx2R antenna compatible with both directional and omnidirectional signals. While the pricing for Gigabyte’s GC-WIFI7 remains undisclosed, it is currently available in Hong Kong at approximately HKD 600, suggesting an anticipated cost of around $100 in the United States.
– Built-in Wi-Fi 7 module
– Supports high-speed wireless connections of up to 5800Mbps
– Offers up to 320MHz bandwidth support across the 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands
– MLO (Multi-Link Operation) enables simultaneous connections on two bands
– MRU (Multiple RU) enhances interference mitigation and OFDMA efficiency
– 4K-QAM allows for higher transmission rates, resulting in increased efficiency
– Bluetooth 5.3 Compatible
– Supports MU-MIMO TX/RX
– Complies with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be standards
– Equipped with an ultra-high gain 2Tx2R antenna, supporting both directional and omnidirectional signals