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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors.

Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

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Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds require Intel® Wi-Fi products with optional 160 MHz channels support, similarly capable Access Points/Routers/Gateways/devices, and may also require access to Gigabit Internet service (or better), which may not be available in all areas.

6 GHz Wi-Fi 6E functionality requires Intel® Wi-Fi 6E products, Wi-Fi 6E APs/Routers/Gateways, Operating System support for 6 GHz operation, along with country-specific 6 GHz spectrum allocation for non-licensed use, and associated regional regulatory approvals.

The Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) software application enables automated network traffic prioritization and connection optimization for Intel PC platforms configured with Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) products.

Claim Products/Technologies Segment Measurement Specification or Testing Information Claim/Test Date
Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) enables up to 66% lower latency on real-time voice/video calls. (during network contention) Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) & Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) Corporate + Consumer

The Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) software application enables automated wireless traffic prioritization and connection optimization for Intel PC platforms configured with Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) products. Wireless Traffic Prioritization: ICPS automatically analyzes and prioritizes critical wireless data packets for latency & quality sensitive real-time usages such as videoconferencing, gaming, video streaming, and productivity applications.

Smart Access Point (AP) Switching: ICPS continuously evaluates available wireless access points and bands based on several key metrics including signal strength, traffic load, device congestion, wireless technology, wireless band, security, and other variables to determine the best possible connection and dynamically switches the PC client to a new connection if conditions change.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing (conducted MAY-2021) on a congested network with a 50Mbps broadband connection measured ZOOM videoconferencing latency during (2) concurrent 2.7GB file downloads. The results highlighted packet receive/send latencies of 337ms/337ms compared to 115ms/111ms under the same conditions using ICPS traffic prioritization which represents reductions of 66%/67%.

Test platform: HP Spectre x360 13, 10th Gen Intel® Core™ CPU, Microsoft® Windows® 10 (20H2) 64-bit operating system, Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 card and 22.20.06 driver. (similar NB received ZOOM call) Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite software v1.0.340. The large downloaded file was Ubuntu 20.10 (2.7GB). Wi-Fi 6 Routers: TP-Link AX50: 192.168.0.1, TP-Link AX20: 192.168.1.1

Test data represents best case results in a controlled local network to show relative platform performance differences with vs. without ICPS software application wireless traffic prioritization.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing in a congested network environment demonstrated a dramatic reduction in Zoom videoconferencing latency due to ICPS application prioritization. May-2021
Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) enables up to 4X better resolution for 4K video streaming. (during network contention) Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) & Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) Corporate + Consumer

The Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) software application enables automated wireless traffic prioritization and connection optimization for Intel PC platforms configured with Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) products.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing (conducted MAY-2021) on a congested network with a 50Mbps broadband connection measured YouTube 4K video streaming during (2) concurrent 2.7GB file downloads. The results highlighted video resolution was reduced to 480p compared to 2160p under the same conditions using ICPS traffic prioritization which represents a resolution improvement of 4.5X.

Test platform: HP Spectre x360 13, 10th Gen Intel® Core™ CPU, Microsoft® Windows® 10 (20H2) 64-bit operating system, Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 card and 22.20.06 driver. Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite software v1.0.340. The large downloaded file was Ubuntu 20.10 (2.7GB). Wi-Fi 6 Routers: TP-Link AX50: 192.168.0.1, TP-Link AX20: 192.168.1.1

Test data represents best case results in a controlled local network to show relative platform performance differences with vs. without ICPS software application wireless traffic prioritization.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing in a congested network environment demonstrated a major improvement in video streaming resolution due to ICPS application prioritization. May-2021
Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) enables up to 30% faster speeds. (by choosing best available AP) Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) & Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) Corporate + Consumer

The Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) software application enables automated wireless traffic prioritization and connection optimization for Intel PC platforms configured with Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) products.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing (conducted MAY-2021) on a congested network with a 1000Mbps broadband connection measured wireless throughput of a test plaform (Device Under Test = DUT) with vs. without ICPS Smart AP Switching for three scenarios: 1) AP Traffic Load-based Switching,, 2) AP Link Quality Switching, and 3) AP Channel Congestion Switching. 1) Traffic Load-based Switching: the test platform (DUT) was initially connected at 545Mbps to AP1 while a similarly configured NB2 was also connected. However, as NB2 began to generate network traffic via IPERF application, the DUT speed dropped to 234Mbps, ICPS then dynamically switched the DUT connection to an unloaded AP2 located at equal distance and enabled an improved speed of 702Mbps (200% faster speed than AP1 that exceeded the ICPS 30% improvement target). 2) AP Link Quality Switching: as the DUT was moved away from AP1 and closer to AP2 its measured Wi-Fi speed was 135 Mbps and well above standard OS-based roaming triggered performance levels. However, ICPS continuous connection scanning and scoring identified a better connection with a slightliy closer AP2 and dynamically switched the DUT enabling speed of 249Mbps (84% faster speed than AP1 that exceeded ICPS 30% improvement target) 3) AP Channel Congestion Switching: The DUT connected to AP1 at a speed of 116Mbps and at a similar distance to AP2. A second NB2 was connected to AP3 on the same channel as the DUT and AP1 and began to generate network traffic via IPERF application creating interference and caused the DUT speed to drop to only 33Mbps. ICPS recognized the poor AP1 connection and dynamically switched the DUT to AP2 on a different channel and enabled 141Mbps (327% faster speed than AP1 under interference and exceeded the ICPS 30% improvement target)

Test platform specifications: HP Spectre x360 13, 10th Gen Intel® Core™ CPU, Microsoft® Windows® 10 (20H2) 64-bit operating system, with Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 card and 22.20.06 driver. Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite software v1.0.340. Network traffic generating software application: IPERF The Wi-Fi 6 Access Points: Cisco 9130, FW: 8.10.142.0. Test data represents best case results in a controlled local network to show relative platform performance differences with and without ICPS software application smart access point switching.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing in a congested network environment demonstrated a significant improvement in Wi-Fi speeds due to ICPS Smart Access Point (AP) Switching. May-2021
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) products enable up to 6X faster speeds on new 6 GHz IT-managed networks configured with 80/160 MHz channel widths vs. Wi-Fi 5 products on standard 5 GHz networks configured with 20/40 MHz channel widths. Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) Corporate

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on the IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Only Wi-Fi 6E products have access to the new, larger 6GHz Wi-Fi spectrum vs. Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 products which can only operate in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum for access to large channel widths.

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products support optional 160 MHz channels which enable the fastest possible maximum speed for typical 2-stream PC client Wi-Fi products.

The new 6GHz Wi-Fi spectrum has many more channels vs. legacy 5GHz Wi-Fi spectrum, which can enable IT-managed networks to transition from typical 20/40 MHz to new 80/160 MHz deployments.

Based on the theoretical maximum data rate comparison in the 802.11 specifications, 2x2/80 MHz Wi-Fi 6/6E (802.11ax) can deliver 1201 Mbps, which is 6.9X faster vs. 2x2/20MHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), which can only deliver 173 Mbps.

Also, 2x2/160 MHz Wi-Fi 6/6E (802.11ax) can deliver 2402 Mbps, which is 6.0X faster vs. 2x2/40 MHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), which can only deliver 400 Mbps.

Based on the IEEE 802.11ax and 802.11ac specifications in legacy 5 GHz vs. new 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum. With more large channels in 6 GHz, the technology advantages of Wi-Fi 6E networks enable higher maximum theoretical PC client speeds vs. 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 Dec-2020
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) products facilitate mainstream Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds. Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Only Wi-Fi 6E products have access to the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum vs. Wi-Fi 5/6 products which can only operate in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum for access to large channel widths.

New 6 GHz spectrum will include up to 7 new 160 MHz channels vs. only 2 which are currently available in legacy 5 GHz spectrum.

Intel® Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in legacy 5 GHz spectrum.

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products support optional 160 MHz channels which enable the fastest possible maximum speed for typical 2-stream PC client Wi-Fi products.

With access to up to 9 x 160 MHz channels, accross both the legacy 5 GHz (2) and new 6 GHz (7) wireless spectrums, Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) products are much more capable of delivering of Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds.

Based on the IEEE 802.11ax specification and the characteristics of the legacy 5 GHz vs. new 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrums. The new 6 GHz wireless spectrum available to Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) products will include many more 160 MHz channels which enable Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds. Dec-2020
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) products enable improved neighbor Wi-Fi network protection. Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Only Wi-Fi 6E products have access to the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum vs. Wi-Fi 5/6 products which can only operate in the legacy 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz spectrums.

While operating on a 6 GHz network, Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) product performance should not be materially impacted by devices operating on legacy 2.4/5 GHz networks due to the 6 GHz spectrum's frequency separation.

Additionally, the greater number of available channels and redued propogation characteristics of 6 GHz frequencies will help Wi-Fi 6E devices avoid interference from other future 6 GHz networks.

The new, much larger, 6 GHz wireless spectrum is exclusively available to Wi-Fi 6E products. This enables protection from neighboring legacy 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi networks and provides more channel options if needed to avoid similar future neighboring 6 GHz networks. Dec-2020
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) products enable up to 6X faster file downloads/uploads on new 6 GHz networks configured with 80 MHz channels vs. Wi-Fi 5 products on legacy 5 GHz networks configured with 20 MHz channels. Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) Corporate

Wi-Fi 6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Only Wi-Fi 6E products have access to the new, larger 6GHz Wi-Fi spectrum vs. Wi-Fi 5 products which can only operate in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum for access to large channel widths.

The new 6GHz Wi-Fi spectrum has many more channels vs. legacy 5GHz Wi-Fi spectrum, which can enable IT-managed networks to transition from typical 20 MHz to new 80 MHz deployments.

(1) Intel® Core™ vPro notebook was used to measure time required to upload/download a 2.3GB file via Wi-Fi in a simulated enterprise IT-managed network 20 vs. 80 MHz deployment scenarios.

The Wi-Fi 5 client required 272 seconds to complete the task vs. 41 seconds required for the Wi-Fi 6E client, which is 231 seconds or 85% / 6.63X faster.

Notebook: Dell Latitude 5410, Operating System: Windows 10 20H2 64-bit; Wi-Fi 6E/6/5 Cards: Intel® AX210/9260; Driver: 22.10.0.7; Enterprise Wi-Fi 6/5 APs: Cisco 9130/3800, FW: 8.10.142.0

Based on a large file upload / download test scenario on an enterprise network configured with 20 vs. 80 MHz channels. Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing highlighted a significant reduction in time due to technology advantages of 80 MHz Wi-Fi 6E vs. 20 MHz Wi-Fi 5. Dec-2020
Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) are best-in-class Wi-Fi technologies. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate + Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products support optional 160 MHz channels, enabling the fastest possible theoretical maximum speeds (2402 Mbps) for 2x2 Wi-Fi 6/6E (802.11ax) PC Wi-Fi products.

Premium Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products enable 2-4X faster maximum theoretical speeds compared standard 2x2 (1201 Mbps) or 1x1 (600 Mbps) Wi-Fi 6/6E (802.11ax) PC Wi-Fi products, which only support the mandatory requirement of 80 MHz channels.

Based on IEEE 802.11ax specification, Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products support for optional 160 MHz channels enabling faster speeds vs. standard Wi-Fi 6/6E products which only support the mandatory 80 MHz channel certification requirement. Apr-2019 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

Dec-2020 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) are the best Wi-Fi technologies for videoconferencing. (in typical multi-client, IT-managed networks) Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 utilize the legacy 5 GHz spectrum vs. the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum which is exclusively available to new

Wi-Fi 6E products. Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing of a standard 20/40 MHz IT network deployment in a multi-client environment with (7) active notebooks generating network traffic and (1) notebook engaging in a Skype video conference and showed >60% latency reduction with Wi-Fi 6 vs. Wi-Fi 5 technology, which translates to a relatively much higher quality Wi-Fi 6 video conferencing experience.

All (8) notebooks were Dell XPS 13 (10th Gen Intel® Core™ CPU) with Killer™ AX1650 card and 21.90 driver. A 9th Callee notebook wired to a Skype server was a Dell G7 15 7588 with Killer E2400 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Driver 9.0.0.42.

Notebooks were all configured with Windows 10 19H1 64-bit operating system. The enterprise access points were Wi-Fi 5: Cisco 3800, FW: 8.10.128.91 and Wi-Fi 6: Cisco 9130, FW: 8.10.128.91.

Wi-Fi 6/6E performance benefits require use of a Wi-Fi 6/6E commercial AP based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless standard specification.

Test data represents best case results in a controlled local network to show the relative Wi-Fi 6/6E vs. Wi-Fi 5 technology differences.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) multi-client Wi-Fi testing in a typical IT-managed network environment highlighted a major reduction in Skype videoconferencing latency due to the core technology advantages of Wi-Fi 6/6E vs. Wi-Fi 5. Apr-2020
Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) are the best Wi-Fi technologies for videoconferencing. (in typical multi-client home networks) Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications. Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 utilize the legacy 5 GHz spectrum vs. the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum which is exclusively available to new Wi-Fi 6E products. Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing shows PC platforms with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) can deliver >50% lower latency and jitter vs. Wi-Fi 5 in Zoom videoconferencing screen sharing scenarios with several similarly configured additional clients simultaneously consuming network capacity. (8 NB PC client).

Test network: (7) PC clients maximizing network capacity with Wi-Fi traffic while (1) PC client conducted a 5 min Zoom video conference session with a (9th) PC client connected via 10/100/1000 Ethernet to a local server.

Test Platform specification: Dell Latitude 5410 (10th Gen), Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201, Driver 21.110.1.1; OS: Windows 10 19H1 64-bit. 7 NB Wi-Fi network client specifications: Dell XPS 13 (10th Gen), Killer AX1650, Driver 21.110.1.1; OS: Win 10 19H1 64-bit. 9th (wired) NB Callee client specifications: Dell G7 15 7588, Killer E2400, Driver: 9.0.0.42, OS: Win 10 19H1 64-bit. Consumer Wi-Fi routers: Wi-Fi 6 = ASUS RT-AX88U, FW: 3.0.0.4.384_​​6436; Wi-Fi 5 = ASUS RT-AC66U, FW: 3.0.0.4.382.51641

Wi-Fi 6/6E performance benefits require use of a Wi-Fi 6/6E router which supports 160 MHz channels and is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless standard specification.

Test data represents best case results in a controlled local network to show relative Wi-Fi 6 vs. Wi-Fi 5 technology differences.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) multi-client Wi-Fi testing in a typical consumer home network environment highlighted major reductions in Zoom videoconferencing latency due to 160 MHz channels and the core technology advantages of Wi-Fi 6/6E vs. Wi-Fi 5. Aug-2020
Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) are the best Wi-Fi technologies for gaming. (in typical multi-client home networks) Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications. Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 utilize the legacy 5 GHz spectrum vs. the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum which is exclusively available to new Wi-Fi 6E products. Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing of a multi-client environment with (7) active notebooks generating network traffic and (1) notebook gaming (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) showed >60% latency reduction with Wi-Fi 6 vs. Wi-Fi 5 technology, which translates to a relatively much more responsive Wi-Fi 6 gaming experience.

The (1) Gaming notebook was a Dell Alienware Area 51m (9th Gen Intel® Core™ CPU) with Intel® AX200 card and 21.90 driver. The (7) other notebooks were Dell XPS 13 (10th Gen Intel® Core™ CPU) with Killer™ AX1650 card and 21.90 driver. Notebooks were all configured with Windows 10 19H1 64-bit operating system. The Wi-Fi 6 router was Asus RT-AX88U with FW: 3.0.0.4.384.7968, and the Wi-Fi 5 router was Asus RT-AC66U with FW: 3.0.0.4.382.51641.

Wi-Fi 6/6E performance benefits require use of a Wi-Fi 6/6E router which supports 160 MHz channels and is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless standard specification.

Test data represents best case results in a controlled local network to show relative Wi-Fi 6/6E vs. Wi-Fi 5 technology differences.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) multi-client Wi-Fi testing in a typical consumer home network environment highlighted a major reduction in Counter Strike game latency due to 160 MHz channels and the core technology advantages of Wi-Fi 6/6E vs. Wi-Fi 5. May-2020
Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) are the best Wi-Fi technologies for education. (in typical multi-client classroom networks) Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Education

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications. Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 utilize the legacy 5 GHz spectrum vs. the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum which is exclusively available to new Wi-Fi 6E products. Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing of a multi-client environment with (28) active notebooks generating network traffic showed >50% increase in network capacity. Additionally, single client Wi-Fi speed testing highlighted >60% increase in maximum Wi-Fi speeds with Wi-Fi 6/6E vs. Wi-Fi 5 technology, which translate to a relatively better Wi-Fi 6/6E networking experience for a typical K-12 classroom environment.

Multi-client environment: (14) Dell XPS 13 (10th Gen Intel® Core™ CPU) with Killer™ AX1650 card and (14) HP Spectre x360 15 (10th Gen Intel® Core CPU) with Intel® AX201 cards were configured with 21.70 drivers and Windows 10 19H1 64-bit operating system. Enterprise access points: Wi-Fi 5: Cisco 3800, FW: 8.10.128.91 and Wi-Fi 6: Cisco 9130, FW: 8.10.128.91.

Single client max performance testing: (1) Dell Latitude 7490 (8th Gen Intel® Core CPU) with Intel® AX200 card configured with 21.80 driver or with RTL8822BE card with 2024.0.8.110 driver and Windows 10 19H1 64-bit operating system. Enterprise Wi-Fi 5/6 access point: Cisco 9130, FW: 8.10.128.91.

Wi-Fi 6/6E performance benefits require use of a Wi-Fi 6/6E commercial AP based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless standard specification.

Test data represents best case results in a controlled local network to show relative Wi-Fi 6/6E vs. Wi-Fi 5 technology differences.

Intel Over The Air (OTA) multi-client Wi-Fi testing in a typical IT-managed classroom network environment highlighted major improvements in total network capacity and maximum client speeds due to 160 MHz channels and the core technology advantages of Wi-Fi 6/6E vs. Wi-Fi 5. Apr-2020
Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products enable nearly 3X faster speeds vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 products. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products support optional 160 MHz channels which enable the fastest possible maximum speed for typical 2-stream PC client Wi-Fi products.

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) (802.11ax 2x2 160 MHz) products enable a 2402 Mbps maximum theoretical data rate, which is nearly 3X (2.77X) faster than the standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac 2x2 80 MHz) products capable of a theoretical max data rate of 867 Mbps, as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax / 160 MHz wireless network routers.

Based on the IEEE 802.11ax specification, 160 MHz channels and Wi-Fi 6/6E technology advantages enable significantly higher maximum theoretical PC client speeds vs. standard Wi-Fi 5/80 MHz products. Apr-2019 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

Dec-2020 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products enable up to 75% lower latency vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 products. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate + Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products support optional 160 MHz channels which enable the fastest possible maximum speed for typical 2-stream PC client Wi-Fi products.

Based on the IEEE 802.11ax specification and Intel simulation data of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) performance using 9 clients, the average latency without OFDMA is 36ms compared to 7.6ms with OFDMA (79% reduction). Latency improvement requires that the 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) router and all clients support OFDMA.

Based on the IEEE 802.11ax specification and Intel simulation, the Wi-Fi 6/6E technology advantages related to network managed traffic enable lower latencies, more efficient operation, and higher reliability vs. random, contention-based traffic of standard Wi-Fi 5 networks. Apr-2019 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

Dec-2020 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products enable up to 4X greater capacity/scalability vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 products. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate + Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products support optional 160 MHz channels which enable the fastest possible maximum speed for typical 2-stream PC client Wi-Fi products.

Based on a comparison of overall network capacity for similarly sized Wi-Fi 6/6E (802.11ax) vs. Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) networks.

The IEEE 802.11-14/0165r1 802.11ax specification amendment defines standardized modifications to both the IEEE 802.11 physical layers (PHY) and the IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control layer (MAC) that enable at least one mode of operation capable of supporting at least four times improvement in the average throughput per station (measured at the MAC data service access point) in a dense deployment scenario, while maintaining or improving the power efficiency per station.

Based on the IEEE 802.11ax specification, 160 MHz channels and Wi-Fi 6/6E technology advantages related to network managed traffic enable significantly higher maximum theoretical network capacity vs. random, contention-based traffic of standard Wi-Fi 5 networks. Apr-2019 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

Dec-2020 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products enable up to 1.5X faster file downloads/uploads vs. Wi-Fi 5 products on standard 5 GHz IT-managed networks configured with 20 MHz channel widths. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on the IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in legacy 5 GHz spectrum. 5GHz has few channels available that are not impacted by radar. As a result, standard managed IT deployments that require many access points use 20 MHz channels to enable channel reuse and to avoid co-channel / adjacent channel interference.

(1) Intel® Core™ vPro notebook was used to measure the time required to upload/download a 2.3GB file via Wi-Fi in a simulated enterprise IT-managed network 20 MHz deployment scenario.

The Wi-Fi 5 client required 272 seconds to complete the task vs. 166 seconds required for the Wi-Fi 6/6E client, which is 106 seconds or 39% / 1.64X faster.

Notebook: Dell Latitude 5410, Operating System: Windows 10 20H2 64-bit; Wi-Fi 6E/6/5 Cards: Intel® AX210/9260; Driver: 22.10.0.7; Enterprise Wi-Fi 6/5 APs: Cisco 9130/3800, FW: 8.10.142.0

Based on a large file upload / download test scenario on an enterprise network configured with 20 MHz channels. Intel Over The Air (OTA) Wi-Fi testing highlighted a significant reduction in time due to technology advantages of Wi-Fi 6/6E vs. Wi-Fi 5. Dec-2020
Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products enable nearly 70% faster speeds vs. Wi-Fi 5 products on standard 5 GHz IT-managed networks configured with 20 MHz channel widths. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on the IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in legacy

5 GHz spectrum. 5GHz has few channels available that are not impacted by radar. As a result, standard managed IT deployments that require many access points use 20 MHz channels to enable channel reuse and to avoid co-channel / adjacent channel interference. 5 GHz Wi-Fi 6/6E (2x2 802.11ax) in 20 MHz mode can deliver a maximum theoretical data rate of 287 Mbps, which is 1.66X faster when compared to Wi-Fi 5 (2x2 802.11ac), which is only capable of only 173 Mbps maximum rate in 20 MHz mode.

Based on the IEEE 802.11ax and 802.11ac specifications in legacy 5 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum. Typical 5 GHz managed IT networks are deployed in 20 MHz channels. Wi-Fi 6/6E technology advantages enable higher maximum theoretical PC client speeds vs. Wi-Fi 5. Dec-2020
Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products enable up to 40% faster speeds vs. Wi-Fi 5 products on smaller 5 GHz IT-managed networks configured with 40 MHz channel widths. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on the IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in legacy

5 GHz spectrum. 5GHz has few channels available that are not impacted by radar. As a result, smaller managed IT deployments that require fewer access points use 40 MHz channels to enable channel reuse and to avoid co-channel / adjacent channel interference. 5 GHz Wi-Fi 6/6E (2x2 802.11ax) in 40 MHz mode can deliver a maximum theoretical data rate of 574 Mbps, which is 1.4X faster when compared to Wi-Fi 5 (2x2 802.11ac), which is capable of only 400 Mbps maximum rates in 40 MHz mode.

Based on the IEEE 802.11ax and 802.11ac specifications in legacy 5 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum. Smaller 5 GHz managed IT networks can be deployed in 40 MHz channels. Wi-Fi 6/6E technology advantages enable higher maximum theoretical PC client speeds vs. Wi-Fi 5. Dec-2020
Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products enable Wi-Fi speeds nearly 2X faster than Gigabit Ethernet. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate + Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 utilize the legacy 5 GHz spectrum vs. the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum which is exclusively available to new

Wi-Fi 6E products. Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum.

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products support optional 160 MHz channels which enable the fastest possible maximum speed for typical 2-stream PC client Wi-Fi products.

Under industry recognized ideal conditions for both Wi-Fi and wired connections, the expected 70% of maximum theoretical throughput for 2x2 802.11ax is 1681 Mbps is 1.87X greater than the expected 900 Mbps resulting from 90% of maximum theoretical throughput for 10/100/1000 Ethernet.

Based on the IEEE 802.11ax specification, the expected speed of Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products are nearly 2X faster than expected speeds of standard wired Gigabit Ethernet products, based on theoretical maximum speeds and standard industry network overhead assumptions. Apr-2019 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

Dec-2020 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products enable enhanced Wi-Fi performance reliability vs. Wi-Fi 5 products. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate + Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 utilize the legacy 5 GHz spectrum vs. the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum which is exclusively available to new

Wi-Fi 6E products. Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum.

The 802.11ax specification allows the AP, Router, or Gateway to more efficiently manage network traffic vs. networks based on 802.11ac where network traffic is random and contention-based.

Based on the IEEE 802.11ax specification, Wi-Fi 6/6E technology advantages related to network managed traffic enable faster speeds, lower latencies, and more efficient operation which yield higher performance reliability vs. random, contention-based traffic of standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) networks. Apr-2019 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

Dec-2020 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products can enable up to $300 in potential cost savings through wireless workplace transformation. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 utilize the legacy 5 GHz spectrum vs. the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum which is exclusively available to new Wi-Fi 6E products.

Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum.

Intel Corporation Information Technology networking specialists provided the estimated cost savings associated with transitioning enterprise network users from wired Ethernet LAN and traditional office phones to a 100% wireless environment.

The $334 per user estimate assumes 15 users per AP and includes $194 Wi-Fi savings from network cabling ($180) elimination and net hardware savings ($14); combined with $140 net Softphone savings associated with the elimination of traditional office phone hardware ($180) and the incremental $40 costs associated for the procurement of softphone headsets and software application licensing.

The Intel IT estimated costs are based on industry average estimates and may vary by region/enterprise/business deployment.

The cost reduction scenarios described are intended as examples of how a given Intel®-based product, in the specified circumstances and configurations, may affect future costs and provide cost savings.

Circumstances will vary. Intel does not guarantee any costs or cost reduction.

Based on Intel internal analysis (April 2019) by Intel IT Subject Matter Expert's Guidance. Intel corporate IT specialist estimates highlighted significant potential cost savings due to cabling elimination and use of software-based phones that are associated with workplace transformation from traditional wired to wireless networks. Apr-2019 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

Dec-2020 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products require the use of WPA3, the latest Wi-Fi security protocol, which enables simplified passwords and military grade encryption. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate + Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 utilize the legacy 5 GHz spectrum vs. the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum which is exclusively available to new

Wi-Fi 6E products. Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum.

The Wi-Fi Alliance industry consortium will certify Wi-Fi 6/6E products for compliance with the IEEE 802.11ax standard and will require

WPA3 security certification as a pre-requisite to ensure the latest in Wi-Fi security features. WPA3 Simplified Passwords: WPA3 uses Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) to replace the Pre-Shared Key (PSK) exchange protocol used by WPA2. SAE more securely handles initial key exchange and uses forward secrecy, which makes it more resistant to offline decryption attacks and provides stronger password-based authentication.

WPA3 Enhanced Protection: Additional network protection comes from the available equivalent of 192-bit cryptographic strength across an 802.11ax networks which is superior to the 128-bit AES encryption available with legacy WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol.

Based on Wi-Fi Alliance certification requirements, WPA3 is the latest iteration of Wi-Fi security which replaces WPA2 introduced in 2004 and is required for Wi-Fi 6/6E certification. Apr-2019 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

Dec-2020 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products enable Wi-Fi 6 operation. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) Corporate + Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 utilize the legacy 5 GHz spectrum vs. the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum which is exclusively available to new

Wi-Fi 6E products. Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in the legacy

5 GHz spectrum. 5 GHz PC Wi-Fi 6 operation requires use of Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products in conjunction with routers/APs/Gateways that support Wi-Fi 6, together regional regulatory certification.

5 GHz PC Wi-Fi 6 operation requires use of Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products in conjunction with routers/APs/Gateways that support Wi-Fi 6, together regional regulatory certification. Apr-2019 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

Dec-2020 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E products enable nearly 40% faster speeds on standard legacy 5 GHz networks configured with 80 MHz channels vs. standard legacy Wi-Fi 5 products. Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E Corporate + Consumer

Wi-Fi 6/6E products are based on IEEE 802.11ax and Wi-Fi 5 products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard specifications.

Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 utilize the legacy 5 GHz spectrum vs. the new, larger 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum which is exclusively available to new

Wi-Fi 6E products. Wi-Fi 6E products operate in Wi-Fi 6 mode when used in the legacy 5 GHz spectrum.

The maximum theoretical data rate for 2-stream Wi-Fi 6/6E 80 MHz products (1201 Mbps) is (39%) faster vs. that for standard 2-stream Wi-Fi 5 80 MHz (867 Mbps) products, as documented in IEEE wireless standard specifications and requires the use of similarly configured Wi-Fi 6/6E wireless network routers.

Based on the IEEE 802.11ax specification, Wi-Fi 6/6E technology advantages enable faster speeds vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 products when used in similarly configured Wi-Fi networks. Apr-2019 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

Dec-2020 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)