24. January 2022 MikroTik

10G networking meets the unparalleled power of a modern ARM CPU. The most powerful CCR so far!

The new generation of processors offers mind-blowing performance. If we look at the CCR1036 – the powerhouse with a 36 core CPU, the new CCR2116 can easily double the performance. 16 cores vs 36 cores. Double the performance of the router. Or even more.

If you are a rather large ISP, dealing with dynamic routing, massive BGPs, complex  firewall rules, and intricate quality of service configurations..This is the right device for you. Combination of raw power and utility with the reliable 10G networking.


There is also an M.2 PCIe slot. It supports SSD`s up to 8 terabytes. This could be extremely useful for all kinds of Container apps (coming soon in v7). But we are very excited to see what kinds of interesting use-cases you will come up with this router.

We wanted to see the full potential of the good old, reliable 10G networking combined with a modern CPU. CCR2116-12G-4S+ allows you to forget about CPU limitations in your setup. Like its younger  brother – the amazing CCR2004, this router features the mighty Amazon Annapurna Labs Alpine CPU.

There are four 10G SFP+ ports. They have a separate, full-duplex line connected to the Marvell Aldrin family switch chip. Then we have Gigabit Ethernet ports. 12 of them are  running through the Marvel chip. And there is another Gigabit port connected directly to the CPU.

Each group of 4 ports has a separate full-duplex connection to the switch chip. No bottlenecks here. You can expect switch-like throughput in most setups. But with 16 cores running at 2 GHz, this CCR eats the other one for breakfast.



  • CPU: AL73400 2 GHz
  • CPU architecture: ARM 64-bit
  • CPU core count: 16
  • RAM size: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR4
  • Memory: 128 MB, NAND
  • Number of 1G Ethernet ports: 13
  • Number of 10G SFP+ ports: 4
  • Number of M.2 slots: 1
  • Operating system: RouterOS (licence level 6)
  • Switch chip model: 98DX3255
  • Dimensions: 443 x 199 x 44 mm
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C

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