Republic of Gamers’ Rapture wireless routers have always been at the top of the line of ASUS consumer networking equipment. Such models usually offer a combination of outstanding hardware characteristics and functional software. The aggressive design of ROG devices and the presence of additional functions should be noted separately, which should interest both computer game lovers and enthusiasts. ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition belongs to such products, which incorporates all the best developments of ASUS developers and offers a unique blend of performance and expansion possibilities that you will not find in any of the «civilian» models.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition

In addition to the speed formula of AX6000, the novelty is distinguished by a unique design, in which fans of the Japanese anime series Evangelion directed by Anno Hideaki will easily recognize hints of the biomechanical robot Evangelion Unit-01 or Eva-01 for short. According to the plot, biomechanical machines, or «mechs» helped humanity in the fight against magical beings — Angels, who, despite their peaceful name, posed a threat to the existence of planet Earth. In general, the Republic of Gamers line of products dedicated to the cult anime Evangelion includes a motherboard, video cards, monitor, cooling system and much more (all components can be viewed on the official Evangelion Edition series product page). All this together allows you to assemble a gaming computer with components in the color style of the flagship EVA-01 mech and the NERV command center. However, ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition is interesting not only, and not so much for its appearance, but for its impressive specifications, which are listed in the table below.

Model ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition
Product page ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition
Modes of operation Wireless Router, Access Point, Media Bridge, Repeater, AiMesh Node
WAN connection Dynamic IP address, static IP address, PPPoE (with MPPE support), PPTP, L2TP, USB 3G/4G
Network standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, IPv4, IPv6
Data transfer speeds 802.11a: 6; 9; 12; 18; 24; 36; 48; 54 Mbps
802.11b: 1; 2; 5.5; 11 Mbps, 802.11g: 6; 9; 12; 18; 24; 36; 48; 54 Mbps
802.11n: 600 Mbps (up to 750 Mbps for devices with 1024QAM support)
802.11ac: 3466 Mbps (up to 4333 Mbps for 1024QAM devices)
802.11ax (2.4 GHz): up to 1148 Mbps, 802.11ax (5 GHz): up to 4804 Mbps
Antennas External, 4 pcs..
Operating frequency range 1 x 2.4GHz, 1 x 5GHz
Band width 20/40 MHz (2.4 GHz band)
20/40/80/160 MHz (5GHz band)
MIMO technology 4 x 4 (2.4 GHz/5 GHz band)
Encryption WPA/WPA2/WPA3-PSK, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise
Firewall and access control Firewall: SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
Access control: Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
Parental control
Cyber ​​protection functions AiProtection Pro, Router Security Assessment, Malicious site blocking, Two-Way IPS, Infected Device Prevention and Blocking
VPN server PPTP, OpenVPN, IPSec
System functions UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, NTP client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Port Forwarding, DMZ, Wake on LAN (WOL), SSH, System Event Log
Processor 2000 MHz, 4 cores, ARMv8 architecture
Memory RAM: DDR3 1024 MБ, Flash: 256 MБ
The ports 1 x RJ45 10/100/1000/2500 BaseT for WAN
1 x RJ45 10/100/1000/2500 BaseT for LAN
4 x RJ45 10/100/1000BaseT for LAN
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x USB 2.0 Type A
Buttons Power, Reset, WPS, LED Control
Game functions Game Boost/acceleration, ROG_First, OpenNAT (Game Profile), Gaming port
Additional functions Додаток ASUS Router APP, Adaptive QoS, Bandwidth Monitor, Bandwidth limiter, Traffic Monitor, Traffic Analyzer, Website history, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, RADIUS Server, Beamforming: standard-based and universal, IGMP snooping, IPTV support, LAN Link Aggregation IEEE802.3ad, WAN Aggregation, L2TP/ PPTP/IPSec Pass-Through, USB 3G/4G Modem, AiCloud, Download master, AiDisk, Media Server, Time Machine, Samba Server, FTP Server, Shared Folder privileges
LED indicators 1 x Live, 1 x Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, 1 x Wi-Fi 5GHz, 1 x 2.5G WAN, 1 x 2.5G LAN, 1 x LAN, 1 x WPS,
Power supply unit, W 45 (external)
Dimensions (LxWxH), mm 350 x 205 x 245*
Mass, Mr 1121,4
Cost n/a

* — height, taking into account the length of the antennae

Supply set

The cardboard box in which the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition is delivered has significant dimensions, but is not equipped with a carrying handle. The package received an unusually restrained design for a Republic of Gamers product, the silhouette of the Eva-01 combat «mech» can be seen on a gray and black matte background, the inscription ROG X EVANGELION PROJECT is placed in the center, and the name of the model is indicated along the bottom edge.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition

The back of the box contains information about the capabilities of the wireless router, among which it is worth noting support for the Wi-Fi 6 high-speed data transfer standard, the presence of two 2.5G Ethernet ports and the AiProtection Pro system, which provides commercial-level protection against network threats. After all, the novelty is equipped with AURA RGB LED lighting and a number of functions to accelerate and manage the priority of game traffic, which we will talk about later.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition

As for the set of accessories, despite ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition belonging to the Republic of Gamers family, their list does not impress the imagination. In addition to the device itself, the buyer will receive:

  • a set of paper documentation, which includes a user manual, a warranty card, etc.;
  • four external Wi-Fi antennas with SMA connectors;
  • patch cord Cat-5e with a length of about 1 m;
  • 45 W power supply unit;
  • mains cord with CEE 7/4 plug.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition

Separately, let’s focus on the AcBel ADH011 power supply unit, which is designed to work in alternating current networks with a voltage from 100 to 240 V and a frequency of 50 or 60 Hz.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition

The adapter provides an output voltage of 19.5 V with a current of 2.31 A, which allows you to provide 45 W of power to the consumer. However, the maximum recorded power consumption of the wireless router «from the socket» during testing did not exceed 15 W, while the device required about 9 W when there was no load.

Design

The appearance of the ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition is significantly different from any ASUS wireless router that has previously visited our test lab. The body of the device has a rectangular shape with beveled corners, on which there are protrusions that perform the functions of supports and serve as the basis for attaching external antennas. The weight of the product reaches 1121 g, and the dimensions are 350x205x60 mm, excluding the height of the antennas in the working position. The antennas themselves are about 20 cm long each, they are equipped with SMA connectors and hinges that allow you to tilt the antenna housings up to 45° from the vertical and rotate them freely around the connector.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition

There are two modifications of ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000, which differ in color and design of the case. The «regular» versions have a black body, while the «EVA Edition» can boast a purple color with bright green inserts, reminiscent of the color scheme of the Eva-01 biomechanical combat machine. From the right front corner of the top cover diagonally there is a row of ventilation holes that form the ROG inscription, and on the right side of the case you can see the Republic of Gamers logo. During operation, the logo is illuminated from the middle, and the color and effects are controlled by the AURA RGB function from the control menu. In addition to the logo, bright green inserts in the upper part of the antennas received illumination.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition

Along the front edge of the top cover are seven LEDs that indicate power, 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi module activity, and the status of the WAN ports, LAN 2.5G Ethernet, and a group of four ports for connecting LAN clients. as well as WPS functions. On the front panel, on the right side, there is an LED key, which can be pressed to select the AURA RGB modes or completely turn off the illumination, and on the left is the WPS button, which is responsible for activating the Wi-Fi Protected Setup function for quickly connecting clients to wireless networks.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition

The right and left sides of the case do not contain any functional elements, while the back panel found a place for two USB 2.0 and 3.2 Gen 1 connectors, respectively, and four RJ45 type LAN sockets with Gigabit Ethernet support. In addition, ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition is equipped with two 2.5G Ethernet ports, one of which can be used to connect to an Internet service provider, and the second can be used to connect modern high-speed local network clients. In the right part of the back panel there is a Reset button, a power button and a connector for an external power supply.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition

The lower cover has a large number of ventilation holes, in the center there is a plastic sticker with official information and a pair of holes for attaching the device to the wall. On the corners of the case there are protrusions with orange rubber pads. These protrusions raise the case to a height of 5-7 mm above the surface level, which provides access to fresh air for improved cooling. Thanks to this and the apparently successful design of the radiators, the temperature of the internal components was kept around the 55-60 °C mark, depending on the load level.

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition

As for the internal structure, it was not possible to gain access to the inside of the wireless router, because one of the screws that fastens the halves of the case is under a plastic sticker with official information, and it was impossible to unscrew it without damaging the product appearance of the device. However, there is a link to the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition hardware report freely available on the FCC Report website. According to this report, the novelty is built on the basis of SoC Broadcom BCM4912, which consists of four computing cores with 64-bit ARM v8 architecture, operating at a frequency of 2000 MHz. This «system-on-a-chip» can be considered as the successor of the BCM49408 SoC used in older models of ASUS wireless routers such as the RT-AX86U or RT-AX88U. From its predecessor, the BCM4912 SoC differs not only in a frequency increased by 200 MHz, but also in support for DDR4 RAM, an additional PCIe interface and updated blocks for accelerated processing of network packets and encryption. In addition, the BCM4912 offers support for the high-speed USXGMII bus, two USB ports and one 2.5G Ethernet interface in addition to a built-in four-channel Gigabit Ethernet switch. Using the USXGMII bus, a Broadcom BCM50991E physical level adapter is connected to the system-on-a-chip, which serves as one of the two 2.5G Ethernet ports, and a pair of Broadcom BCM6715 controllers are responsible for the operation of wireless networks, which ensure the operation of Wi-Fi 6 at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Among the features of the radio modules, it should be noted the support of a signal with a band of 160 MHz, OFDMA technology and MIMO multiple access according to the 4T4R formula. The use of two BCM6715 provides the novelty with transmission speed in wireless networks according to the IEEE802.11ax standard at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz at the level of 1148 Mbit/s and 4804 Mbit/s, respectively, which allows ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition to be included in the AX6000 class . Finally, it should be noted that the device is equipped with 1024 MB of DDR3 RAM and 256 MB of ROM.

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