No, I get 300-500 mbps the way the most people test the devices. I get 200-300 Mbps from my laptop. I gave you real numbers from a long-range 5 GHz link.
Here you go, does this "600 Mbps" number make you feel better?
tx bitrate: 292.6 MBit/s VHT-MCS 6 80MHz short GI VHT-NSS 1
rx bitrate: 292.6 MBit/s VHT-MCS 6 80MHz short GI VHT-NSS 1
Same link, "600 MBit/s connection" (2x2 devices)
I quote actual throughput over a path that most devices can't even connect over, not link rates.
Yeah, sure QSDK drivers might be a bit better in the lab. After all that's where reviews are done. That's about the only place you can ever run 160 MHz bandwidth, which is what the manufacturers advertise. Manufacturers don't advertise, "Oh, if you actually try to run 802.11n on 2.4 GHz in an urban setting, you might get 2 Mbps throughput, if you're lucky."
Yeah, right "1200" for an EA6350 or "AC3200". It's a number, that's not a measure of throughput. It's just marketing hype.
I didn't see any meaningful throughput difference between the stock firmware and the OpenWrt firmware on an IPQ4019, either at moderate or at long range.
I could give a $%& what a router does in the same room.