Nowadays, there are more and more category of network cables. Some customers do not know the difference between CAT.6 and CAT.7. Today, COMNEN engineers will tell you about their differences from the perspective of performance and structure.
1. Differences in performance
The big difference between Cat6 and Cat7 is the speed and frequency. Compared with the current mainstream Cat6 cables, Cat 7 cables have the most significant difference data transmitting speed up to 10 Gigabit, it’s 10 times faster than Cat6 network cables’ Gigabit(1000BASE-T). What’s more, the Cat7 has a higher frequency than the Cat6. Cat 7 cables support 600MHz bandwidth networks, but Cat6 cables support 250MHz bandwidth.
2. Difference in construction
Another difference between Cat6 and Cat7 cables is their construction. Cat6 system has UTP(Unshielded) and FTP(Shielded), while Cat7 system is only based on shielded cable. In Cat7 cables, there is one shield per pair and one overall shield. This double-shielded structure can meet those fields where shielded twisted pair systems are the mainstay. Double shielded solutions are primarily used in harsh EMI environments, but can also be used for safety applications requiring extremely low EMI environments. Cat7 twisted pair can meet all the requirements in cabling with higher performance and lower cost.
Comnen’s Cat 7 patch cords are tested with network patch cords on the market, Fluke tested and peak speeds up to 800 MHz. Our cat6 network jumpers have also welcomed and helped us gain many users.
Overall, the choice between Cat6 and Cat7 cables depends on the specific requirements of the networking application. Cat6 cables are sufficient for most high-speed networking needs, while Cat7 cables are typically used in more demanding environments where maximum speed and performance are required.