Gigabit Wi-Fi Powered by Intel

With the right solution from Intel, your Wi-Fi performs just as remarkably as you do—easily keeping pace with your entertainment, business, and super-connected lifestyle. For instance, a PC equipped with Gigabit Wi-Fi achieves speeds up to 1733Mbps.1 That’s nearly twice as fast as 802.11ac 2x2 with speeds of 867Mbps, allowing you to download an HD movie in less than a minute.1 2 3 At Intel, we’ve been creating technology to improve life at home, work, and on-the-go since the very beginning. Innovation is what we do.

Wi-Fi That Smashes Through the Gigabit Barrier

Experience faster Wi-Fi with Intel® Wireless-AC 2X2 160 MHz (1733 Mbps) inside your devices, featuring smooth gaming and 4K UHD video streaming, faster file transfers and backups, and two antennas for reliable connections throughout your home.1

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Game at the Next Level with Gigabit Wi-Fi

Faster Gigabit1 Wi-Fi and the speed, intelligence, and control of the Killer* Wireless-AC 1550 offer a competitive edge for gaming experiences. Killer Networking products are the perfect combination of Killer’s award-winning technology and the power and performance of the latest Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 & 9560 (2x2 AC/160) cards.

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The Whole Package

Intel and Xfinity* Deliver Gig Speed Wi-Fi to Your Home

Stop wasting time with slow wireless internet. Intel and Xfinity* have teamed up to bring you a reliable, high-performance Gigabit Wi-Fi experience for your super-connected lifestyle. Through extensive interoperability and performance testing,4 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor-based PCs featuring Gigabit Wi-Fi can now maximize the wireless benefits of Xfinity* Gig internet services.

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The Intel Advantage

Tested and Validated Like No Other

We don’t just create extremely fast, reliable wireless technology- we also create the processors and PC platforms where the technology runs. That means Intel® products work better together – because we can design, optimize, and test the entire platform to ensure our Wi-Fi operates best on Intel platforms. Additionally we test our products against a complete ecosystem of hotspots and networks closely approximating real-life situations. And that’s a huge advantage we bring to anyone looking for an amazing PC experience.

A Legacy of Innovation

Always on the Leading Edge

Innovation is in our DNA. In 2003, the release of Intel® Centrino® wireless technology expanded wireless access to laptops, coffee shops, and couches. Today’s Intel® Wireless-AC 160 MHz products with Gigabit Wi-Fi deliver amazing wireless speeds and reliability.

Gigabit Wi-Fi & Bluetooth® Technology

If your PC has super-fast Intel® Wireless-AC 160 MHz Gigabit Wi-Fi inside, that means it also has the latest Bluetooth® technology. These technologies are integrated on the same wireless adapter, optimized, and ready to make your experience even smooth and more enjoyable. Together, they allow your PC to experience dramatically faster Wi-Fi speeds1 and enable reliable wireless connectivity for keyboards, mice, headphones, and speakers.

Not All Wi-Fi Is the Same

There are huge performance and reliability differences among PC Wi-Fi solutions. The ability to consistently move large quantities of data from HD movies, high-resolution photos, and music play-lists at blazing speeds is essential for an excellent Wi-Fi experience. Standard Intel® Wireless-AC 2x2 products deliver nearly 6X faster data speeds5 compared to basic 1x1 BGN Wi-Fi solutions. Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds from Intel® Wireless-AC 2x2 160 MHz cards elevate the PC wireless experience to the next level with 2X faster performance than standard Intel® Wireless-AC products.1

Wi-Fi Benefits for the Desktop

Your PC is no longer locked in place next to a modem or ethernet port. With the benefits of Intel® Wireless-AC, desktops, mini PCs, and All-in-One (AIO) PCs can be placed in any convenient area of the home or office without the hassles and potential costs associated with cumbersome cables. Experience fast wireless download speeds and great streaming experiences on desktop PCs equipped with new Gigabit Wi-Fi powered by Intel.

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Wi-Fi Resources

Introducing Intel® Wireless-AC 2x2 160 MHz

Experience Gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity without the wires; introducing Intel® Wireless-AC 2x2 160 MHz for accelerated gaming, downloading, file sharing, HD and 4K video streaming, video conferencing, multitasking, and wireless performance.

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Find Out If Your Next PC Has Intel® Wireless-AC

Follow three simple steps to see if a PC has Intel® Wireless-AC 2x2 inside.

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802.11AC Wi-Fi for Dummies

Get Wi-Fi smart by reading this free practical guide and learning how to get the very most out of the latest, fastest Wi-Fi technology.

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Product Information and Support

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Product and Performance Information

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802.11ac 2x2 160MHz enables 1733 Mbps maximum theoretical data rates, 2X faster than standard 802.11ac 2x2 80MHz (867Mbps) and nearly 12x faster than baseline 1x1 BGN (150Mbps) Wi-Fi as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ac wireless network routers or better. To achieve Gigabit wireless speeds the network requires a wireless router/access point that supports 160MHz channels.

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Estimates for Wi-Fi download times are calculations based upon real-world, single client, best-case throughput speed assumptions of approximately 70% of IEEE 802.11 specification theoretical maximum data rates to account for networking overhead. Actual performance may vary based on system design, network configuration, and wireless environment. HD movie download calculation based on 802.11 BGN 40 MHz 150 Mbps theoretical maximum data rate and expected maximum throughput of 105 Mbps resulting in an 8GB movie download time of 10:54 seconds and 802.11AC 160Mhz 1733 Mbps theoretical maximum data rate and expected maximum throughput of 1213 Mbps resulting in a movie download time of 57 seconds.

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Intel technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at https://www.intel.sg.

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Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.sg/benchmarks.

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Nearly “3x/6x faster” Intel® Wireless-AC claims are based on the comparison of maximum theoretical data rates for single (433 Mbps) and dual (867 Mbps) spatial stream 802.11ac vs. single spatial stream (150 Mbps) 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ac wireless network routers or better. Tests document performance of components on a particular test, in specific systems. Differences in hardware, software, or configuration will affect actual performance. Consult other sources of information to evaluate performance as you consider your purchase. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit https://www.intel.sg/performance.