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  Shop for a PC now to experience this incredible speed. 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 smoother gaming and 4K UHD video streaming, faster file transfers and backups, and two antennas for reliable connections throughout your home.

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Game at the Next Level with Gigabit Wi-Fi 

Take your gaming to the next level with a Rivet Networks Killer* Wireless-AC 1550 series equipped PC. These wireless solutions are powered by the latest Gigabit1 Wi-Fi adapters from Intel and deliver enhanced networking speed, intelligence, and control that almost guarantees more wins. Shop for a new PC with Rivet Networks Killer* Wireless-AC 1550 today.

The Future of Wireless

Get Ready to Meet the Next Generation of Wi-Fi

Today, Intel® Wireless-AC delivers speed and reliability that was once impossible. Tomorrow, we’ll take another giant leap forward with 802.11ax, which is expected to provide close to 40% faster4 data rate and greatly enhanced network management. This next generation of Wi-Fi will dramatically improve your wireless experience—especially in device-dense environments like airports and large workspaces.

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A Legacy of Innovation

The Leading Edge Is Where We’ve Always Been

At Intel, innovation is in our DNA. In 2003, the release of our Centrino Mobile Technology expanded wireless access to laptops, coffee shops, and couches. Today, Intel® Wireless-AC delivers speed and reliability that were entirely unheard-of not that long ago. But while all of that may be quite impressive, it’s nothing compared to what we have planned for tomorrow.

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.

Intel® Wireless-AC and Bluetooth® Technology — For an Even Better Experience

When your PC has blazingly fast Intel® Wireless-AC inside, that means it also has Bluetooth® technology—integrated, optimized, and ready to make your experience even smoother and more enjoyable. Integrated in your PC, these powerful technologies improve network reliability and reduce interference while providing wireless connectivity for your keyboard, mouse, headphones, and speakers.

The Intel® Wireless-AC Difference Explained

Efficiently moving lots of data is what an excellent Wi-Fi experience is all about. And Intel® Wireless-AC 2X2 does it better.5

Wi-Fi Resources

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

Have questions? Find wireless product information and other resources here.

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Shop for Products with Intel® Wireless-AC

View our list of retail and OEM partners selling PCs with Intel® Wireless-AC.

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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 40% higher peak data rates” Intel® Wireless-AX claims are based on the comparison of the expected maximum theoretical data rates for dual spatial stream 802.11ax 80Mhz (1201 Mbps) vs. dual spatial stream 802.11ac 80Mhz (867 Mbps) Wi-Fi solutions as documented in IEEE 802.11ax draft 1.4 spec and IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers.


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