Motherboards with Wi-Fi 6

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Asus ROG Strix X570-E GamingGigabyte TRX40 Aorus XtremeAsus ROG Zenith II ExtremeAsus ROG Crosshair VIII FormulaAsus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark HeroAsus ROG Strix TRX40-E GamingGigabyte X299X Designare 10GGigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme WaterforceGigabyte X570 Aorus MasterGigabyte X570 Aorus XtremeGigabyte B550 Vision DAsus ROG Rampage VI Extreme EncoreASRock Z490 AquaGigabyte X299X Aorus MasterASRock Z490 Taichi
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Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme
Asus ROG Zenith II Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
Asus ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming
Gigabyte X299X Designare 10G
Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme
Gigabyte B550 Vision D
Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore
ASRock Z490 Aqua
Gigabyte X299X Aorus Master
ASRock Z490 Taichi
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Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivityWi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivityWi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
RAM speedIt can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
RAM speedIt can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.2666MHz
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Overclocked RAM speedThe motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.
Overclocked RAM speedThe motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.4400MHz
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Memory slotsMore memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
Memory slotsMore memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.4
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Maximum memory sizeThe maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
Maximum memory sizeThe maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.128GB
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Fan headersFan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
Fan headersFan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.6
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SATA 3 connectorsSATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
SATA 3 connectorsSATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.8
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PCIe 3.0 x16 slotsPCIe slots allow you to connect various components to the motherboard, such as graphics cards and sound cards. The number after the 'x' represents the number of lanes, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCI Express 3.0 has a bit rate of 8 GT/s, delivering 985 MB/s per lane.
PCIe 3.0 x16 slotsPCIe slots allow you to connect various components to the motherboard, such as graphics cards and sound cards. The number after the 'x' represents the number of lanes, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCI Express 3.0 has a bit rate of 8 GT/s, delivering 985 MB/s per lane.N.A.0
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USB 3.0 portsMore USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
USB 3.0 portsMore USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.N.A.N.A.4
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USB 2.0 portsMore USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
USB 2.0 portsMore USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.0
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Did you know that Samsung was the first major manufacturer to release Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphones when they released the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy S10? That was just in 2019. But, what about motherboards with Wi-Fi 6 capabilities? They’re out there, but they’re just not as widespread yet. 

Simply put, the technology is pretty new, and despite offering users the possibility of up to a 75% decrease in latency and increased connection steadiness, the adoption and incorporation of Wi-Fi 6 in new devices such as motherboards are still slowly happening. Here’s what to know.

What is Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 5 is technically called 802.11ac, and Wi-Fi 6 is based on the IEEE 802.11ax standard and offers higher top speeds than its predecessor. How does it kick up the speed compared to Wi-Fi 5? It uses an increased focus on connectivity to ensure optimal performance and low latency in wireless spaces such as corporate networks and even public venues. This increased connectivity, particularly in public spaces, can lead to enhanced possibilities for innovations in technology, augmented reality, healthcare, and even in the corporate sphere.

Which motherboards have Wi-Fi 6?

It’s worth mentioning again that perhaps the biggest benefit of Wi-Fi 6 for computer users and network owners is that it allows for the connection of unlimited devices. This means that a large corporate building with ten floors all full of offices and computers can easily connect to the same network without having to whip up some wild network scheme.

With that in mind, however, few motherboards currently support Wi-Fi 6; the ones that do tend to be motherboards designed for graphics-heavy gaming and streaming. The Asus ROG Maximus XII Hero is one such example, as is the ASUS TUF Gaming Z490-Plus. The former uses a Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module to allow for Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, allowing users to experience speeds up to 40% faster than previous versions of Wi-Fi.

What else to look for in a motherboard

Right now, you’ll have to settle for a high-end, gaming-geared motherboard if you want to reap the benefits of Wi-Fi 6. And, if you’re opting for a motherboard of that caliber, be sure to check out the other specs as well. Namely, the number of ports and the types of connections available are essential features to look at. Check to see how many SATA 3 connections there are and whether or not there is an HDMI connection straight to the motherboard. Read more on that here where we talk about the motherboards with the best connectivity.

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