I am just now seeing that Netgear has released the R7500v2, which seems to have done away with the Quantenna solution on 5GHZ and has switch both radios over to a QCA based solution.
QCA9880 3-stream 802.11ac for 2.4 GHz
QCA9980 4-stream 802.11ac MU-MIMO for 5GHZ
Qualcomm dual-core IPQ8064 Internet Processor @ 1.4 GHz
Qualcomm Atheros QCA8337
It appears the Router has also 512MB of internal RAM and 128MB Flash
Would it be feasible to think that OpenWRT could support this router? Seems very similar to the TP-Link C2600. Expect according to SNB, the TP link has a smaller 32MB flash (vs the 128MB of the R7500v2). And the C2600 uses the QCA9980 4-stream on the 2.4 band (vs the QCA9980 3-stream of the R7500v2), and is listed as having Skyworks Poweramps.
Thoughts? The CPU power of this router would be nice for those who wish to run a VPN client on the router.
Food for thought, the R7500v2 seems to be available at Wal-Mart in the U.S. for $149.00 currently.
(Last edited by cybrnook2002 on 10 Jan 2016, 20:51)