The pages for the RT-BE96U are up on both the US and worldwide ASUS websites. The GT-BE98 is listed on the worldwide site but not the US site, (seems very far from release). Release firmware is available for download (for the RT-BE96U), and the ASUS US store says it is "expected" on 8/22/23, which is tomorrow.
With a $699.99 price tag that is $100 more than the TP-Link Deco BE95 which is sold as a 1 pack on Amazon. I'd rather buy that one. Anyone waiting for this model, the GT-BE98, or another WiFi 7 router?
They are now showing an GT-BE98 Pro on the site but no specs. listed. I am guessing by the end of the year, since they are supposed to finalize the Wi-Fi 7 specifications around that time.
Some websites are suggesting Wi-Fi 7 wireless adapters from Intel, will not be available until 2024. I wonder which type of adapter the new motherboards will have since folks will be stuck with those for a while.