Product and Performance Information
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.
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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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 http://www.intel.com/performance.