Ubiquiti Networks launches AmpliFi HD Gamer's Edition mesh Wi-Fi system with NVIDIA GeForce NOW QoS

When Apple abandoned the home networking business by discontinuing its popular AirPort routers, there was a huge void left behind. Sure, there are plenty of router manufacturers out there, but Apple's offerings were fast, stable, and super easy to set up and maintain. Also important was the AirPort designs -- they didn't look out of place in a living room or bedroom. There really wasn't much like them. Rest in Peace!

Seeing there was an opportunity in the market, popular company Ubiquiti Networks set its sights on the home with its AmpliFi HD mesh networking system. Not only did it match Apple's AirPort excellence, but it exceeded it with features like an LCD touch screen. Last month, Ubiquiti launched the AmpliFi Instant for shoppers on a budget, but today, it goes in the opposite direction -- the high end. Its newest product, the "AmpliFi HD Gamer's Edition," features NVIDIA GeForce NOW QoS which should provide lower latency when playing games like Fortnite and PUBG.

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"Optimized for cloud gaming services, including NVIDIA's GeForce NOW free beta, AmpliFi Gamer's Edition delivers incredible network speeds with low latency online gaming performance. With turbocharged 802.11ac Wi-Fi mesh technology, AmpliFi HD Gamer’s Edition utilizes multiple self-configuring radios and advanced antenna technology to deliver powerful, whole-home Wi-Fi coverage. The AmpliFi HD Gamer’s Edition is equipped with a GeForce NOW QoS mode, developed by Ubiquiti with NVIDIA’s support to quickly adjust networks for optimal game streaming performance. The QoS implementation offers gamers a simple solution for detecting latency or frame loss issues, resulting in a top-quality experience when other traffic is present on the network," says Ubiquiti Networks.

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The much-respected company further says, "AmpliFi Gamer's Edition is specifically designed to deliver low latency, high performance whole-home Wi-Fi to gamers across all platforms: online gaming and streaming, e-sports, and game consoles. The touchscreen display, black exterior and LED lights make this system a showcase piece in your home. Newly designed MeshPoints rotate 270 degrees for optimal positioning for concentrated signals to your devices, which means stronger and faster Wi-Fi."

Ubiquiti Networks shares the following specifications for the AmpliFi Gamer's Edition.

Router

Dimensions 99.5 x 97.8 x 99.6 mm (3.91 x 3.85 x 3.92")
Weight 410 g (14.46 oz)
Max. TX Power 26 dBm
Radios

2

MIMO Chains 6
Speed 1750 Mbps
Networking Interface

Wi-Fi/Gigabit Ethernet (1) WAN, (4) LAN

Max. Power Consumption

11W

ESD/EMP Protection ± 24kV Air/Contact

Buttons

Reset

Antennas (1) Dual-Band Antenna, Tri-Polarity
Display

40.6 mm (1.6") Diagonal, 240 x 240, 212 ppi, G+F Touch, Full Color

Wi-Fi Standards

802.11ac

Power Save

Supported

Wireless Security

WPA2-PSK AES/TKIP

Operating Temperature

14 to 131° F (-10 to 55° C)

Operating Humidity

5 to 95 percent Noncondensing

Certifications

FCC / CE / IC

Supported Data Rates and Operating Frequencies

802.11ac

13 Mbps to 1300 Mbps (MCS0 - MCS9, VHT 20/40/80)

802.11n

6.5 Mbps to 450 Mbps (MCS0 - MCS23, HT 20/40)

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

MeshPoints

Dimensions

243.83 x 54 x 57.75 (9.60 x 2.13 x 2.27")

Weight

224 g (7.90 oz)

Max. TX Power

26 dBm

Radios

2

MIMO Chains

6

Speed

1750 Mbps

ESD/EMP Protection

± 24kV Air/Contact

Buttons

Reset

Antennas

(1) Dual-Band Antenna, Tri-Polarity

Wi-Fi Standards

802.11ac

Power Save

Supported

Wireless Security

WPA2-PSK AES/TKIP

Operating Temperature

14 to 131° F (-10 to 55° C)

Operating Humidity

5 to 95% Noncondensing

Certifications

FCC / CE / IC

Supported Data Rates and Operating Frequencies

802.11ac

13 Mbps to 1300 Mbps (MCS0 - MCS9, VHT 20/40/80)

802.11n

6.5 Mbps to 450 Mbps (MCS0 - MCS23, HT 20/40)

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

Kris Kido, Vice President of Marketing for Ubiquiti, Inc offers the following statement.

Ubiquiti is excited to be launching our first router designed specifically with the gamer in mind. AmpliFi Gamer delivers an amazing whole-home online gaming experience, the result of combining Ubiquiti’s technology leadership in networking and Wi-Fi with NVIDIA's strong expertise in gaming and streaming. Gamers demand perfection and Amplifi HD Gamer's Edition is a great solution for improving network-intense cloud gaming sessions.

You can pre-order the AmpliFi HD Gamer's Edition starting today here for $379.99. That money gets you the full kit -- one Gamer's Edition router and two MeshPoints. The company will begin shipping them out next week.

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