The whole “gaming router” thing is not new. Many brands have had gaming routers for a while now, but these are brands mainly known for routers, not gaming. Not to long ago ASUS entered the enthusiast gaming router market with their Republic of Gamers (ROG) line and I’ve actually been using their ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 for the past two years. MSI is will now be entering this market with their first enthusiast gaming router, the RadiX AXE6600. MSI actually gave us a preview of the router back in January, but the RadiX AXE6600 is a WiFi 6E router with 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band, 1200 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 4800 Mbps on the 6 GHz band. It is also set to have Ai QoS modes which will intelligently read your network traffic and prioritize traffic for certain situations like gaming, streaming, and even work from home. No gaming router is complete without RGB lighting, which you’ll get with the RadiX AXE6600 as well as a pretty aggressive design. Let’s jump in and see what this router is all about!
Special thanks to MSI for providing us with the RadiX AXE6600 WiFi 6E Tri-Band Gaming Router to review.
WiFi Operating Band: 2.4 GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz
2.4 GHz up to 573.5 Mbps
5 GHz up to 1201 Mbps
6 GHz up to 4804 Mbps
1 x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port
4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
1x USB 3.0 ports
Antenna: 6 fixed antennas
Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad-core CPU
Memory: Flash 256M / RAM 512M
Physical Dimensions: 338 x 224 x 198 mm
Weight: 2.5 lbs
The RadiX AXE6600 comes in MSI’s typical retail packaging. On the front there is a picture of the router and some of the main features are highlighted.
Flipping over to the back some of the features are detailed and there is an overview of the buttons and ports on the router.
Getting everything out of the box we have the router, power adapter, and Ethernet cable. A user’s guide was not provided as this is an early review sample, but retail samples of the RadiX AXE6600 will ship with one.