After months of tests, the Asus RT-AC86U is right at the top of my list of recommendable gaming routers. Currently selling for about $180, this dual-band wireless router with a 1.8GHz dual-core processor offers terrific performance and features for the price. In fact, it was the top overall finisher in our latency tests, which is key for online gaming.
Asus also boasts an excellent router app and web control interface for easy setup, along with helpful features like quality of service engine and lots of other ways to optimize your connection. Plus, the design is gamer-friendly without being too over-the-top. If you want a gaming-minded wireless router upgrade but you're worried about buying more than you need, look no further -- this gaming router hits the sweet spot.