Help comparing 2 routers

I am looking to upgrade my router to a router that can handle a higher volume and faster, but the number is confusing me a little.

I currently have a Ubiquiti ER-X and looking at the ERPoe‑5, I compared all the specs [RAM, Storage size, 1518 byte packets] and the ERPoe‑5 is higher or same, except for 64 bytes packets which the EX-R the throughput and pps, same is with the CPU frequency on theses 2 the EX-R is higher [EX-R throughput 957 Mbps pps 1,400,000 and the ERPoe‑5 throughput 490 Mbps pps 730,000, CPU frequency ER-X 880 MHz ERPoe‑5 500 MHz both CPU core count 2]

Please help.
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAsked:
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N. SpearsSr.Net.EngCommented:
The ER-X throughput is almost double the ERPoe-5. I would choose that one. CPU is faster too. It's a no brainer, unless you absolutely need the POE.
N. SpearsSr.Net.EngCommented:
Just for clarity the throughput is how fast the router can transfer data from WAN to LAN. Higher is always better.
Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
That is what is confusing me on the 1518 byte packets the ERPoe‑5 throughput is 3 Gbps, pps 240,000 vr the ER-X throughput is 1 Gbps, pps 80,000. But on the 64 bytes packets EX-R throughput 957 Mbps pps 1,400,000 and the ERPoe‑5 throughput 490 Mbps pps 730,000
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N. SpearsSr.Net.EngCommented:
Ok, I misread your initial question. I went to the site to see the comparison. Yeah, that makes no sense to me. The POE has more RAM, but less CPU. I'd think it would be slower on both the larger and smaller packet size. I can only assume the lower CPU is coming into play for the smaller packet size throughput, yet the larger amount of RAM is coming into play for the larger packet sizes.
Steve JenningsSr Manager Cloud Networking OpsCommented:
Maybe the EXR is doing hardware / ASIC processing on 64-byte packets . . . but who cares? Unless the bulk count of your traffic is in 64-byte chunks (not likely) processing 64-byte packets faster won't really help you.
Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
When is 64-byte packets used and when is 1518 byte packets used
N. SpearsSr.Net.EngCommented:
@Steve

I thought the same thing, but on their site, the table comparing these different speeds are under the heading of using Fast Path, so apparently both models are using the same method of data transfer.
Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I don't need the Poe the only reason I prefer the ERPoe‑5 over the ER-4 is I have 2 wan and 3 lan and this 2 have 5 ports the next with 5 ports is the ER-6P which is expensive when coming from the ER-X. But still I can't make sense of this configuration wondering if I am missing something
N. SpearsSr.Net.EngCommented:
It doesn't to me either. I would honestly contact them for them to explain before making the decision.

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