MSI To Enter Gaming Router Arena with the RadiX AXE6600

It looks like MSI will be entering the gaming router market. This makes sense as we’ve seen ASUS become a force in the gaming router market. During CES 2022 they gave us a little detail on their upcoming gaming router, the RadiX AXE6600. This WiFi 6E router should have 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band, 1200 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 4800 MHz on the 6 GHz band. It will be based off a 1.8 GHz quad-core Qualcomm SoC that is cooled with a heatsink and heatpipe, but that is all we really know about its internals.

There is a MSI Dragon logo in the center of the router that will cycle through different Ai QoS modes. These Ai modes will intelligently read your network traffic and prioritize traffic for certain situations like gaming, streaming, and even work from home. The whole idea is that this happens intelligently, without having to go into the routing settings at all. Of course if you want to you can easily log into the router and tweak settings yourself.

Being a MSI gaming device you are going to get some pretty cool RGB lighting as well. Each of the six antennas have RGB lighting, which can be controlled using MSI’s Mystic Light software.

MSI is shooting for a Q2 2022 release of the router, but based on supply chain and manufacturing delays it will likely release in Q3. MSI expects a retail price in the $400-$500 range, but the pricing has not been finalized.

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