[quotemsg=10771540,0,769386]Why is there an X in the cpu name? Are people really going to OC a laptop?[/quotemsg]
Not sure about the X but yeah people overclock laptop CPUs in their laptops. Some laptops have decent stock cooling systems and so they like to push the limits.
For instance my tactic is generally to buy a laptop with great cooling, great looks, and decent GPU and underlying hardware and interfaces. Then down the road when the highest end CPU is like $150 I buy it and swap it in! For instance with my G50VT, started with a P8700 then went to an X9100 for $110 and keep that guy at about 3.3GHZ and 90C when I'm crunching (nearly 24/7). Tough CPU
3GHZ stock clocks on a mobile quad core is awesome! First time they've hit that clockrate with the Nehalem/post Nehalem architecture.
I remember when it topped out at 2.133GHZ with the 1st gen quad core i7 (45nm), the dual cores at the time were 32nm.
14nm, who knows, bet they will reduce the power to 45w and bump it to 3.2GHZ base and then 10nm hopefully 6 cores.
Why no Iris graphics (HD 5200) in this CPU? Since it isn't a thermal problem, since the components can dynamically clock on demand, why not put it in.