Linksys unveils a bad-ass router for gamers: The Linksys WRT32X Wi-Fi Gaming Router

The new Linksys Velop is one of the most powerful mesh network routers we’ve tested, but Linksys has something else in mind for hardcore gamers: the WRT32X Wi-Fi Gaming Router. The exterior embodies the iconic industrial design of the Linksys WRT series, but with a roguish all-black color scheme. On the inside, you’ll find a dual-band, 3×3 AC3200 wireless router, with Rivet Networks’ Killer Prioritization Engine running on a 1.8GHz dual-core ARM CPU.

“Our competitors have been marketing their routers as ‘gaming routers,’ but that’s really just been marketing,” Linksys product manager Justin Doucette said in a pre-CES briefing. “We wanted to build something that would really speak to gamers.” Looking at the success Rivet Networks has had with gaming PC builders including Alienware, Razer, MSI, and others, Linksys decided to integrate the company’s Killer Prioritization Engine software into its latest high-end router.

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