Cat8 is severe overkill and is rated up to 40gbps with the right hardware. Cat6 is capable of up to 10gbps and is more than enough. The installed hardware is only 1gbps in speed.
@Athalagos Wrote: Is there any downside besides cost to run the cat 8 vs running cat 6?
One of the drawbacks could be the physical size of the cabling, and stiffness' of same. For your reference please see the following outline of the various cable types...
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