MSI RadiX AXE6600 review | Tom’s Guide

MSI RadiX AXE6600: Specs

Wi-Fi Spec: AXE6600
Number of Antennas/Removable: 6/No
Ports: 1 WAN/4 LAN gigabit per second, USB 3.2
Processor/Memory/Storage: Quad-core 1.8GHz/512MB/256MB
Wi-Fi chip: Qualcomm QCN9024
Peak 802.11ac performance: 1.425Gbps (at 15 feet)
Range: 85-feet
Size: 13.3 x 8.5 x 2.0 inches
Estimated Annual Electricity Cost: $14.70

Far from a speed demon, the MSI RadiX AXE6600 does an outstanding job of fixing one of the main problems with the current crop of gaming routers: failure to deliver high-speed data at middle distances. At 50-75 feet, the AXE6600 can move more data than other gaming routers over the 2.4-, 5- and 6-GHz Wi-Fi bands with wide 160MHz data channels. Its gaming accelerator and novel AI-aided Quality of Service (QOS) technology can help with your next gaming session and the router’s light up antennas will likely be a hit at your next LAN party. 

Although the router’s 3-year warranty means you won’t have to think about a replacement for a long time, the AXE6600 falls short of the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 close up and has a limited range. Plus, in an age of hackers hiding behind every online game, the router lacks extra security software.