This basically. I'm sick of hearing about the A series CPU and how great they are for single threaded performance, without the appropriate context. Out of all the various computing platforms, mobile depends on single threaded performance more than anything; which is why Apple spent so much of their engineering resources on improving single threaded IPC. It would be totally nonsensical for AMD and Intel to follow suit, as they are targeting different platforms that place greater emphasis on scalability and multithreaded IPC so their designs need to reflect this.It isn't IPC, it's scaled benchmark results. It has almost no real-world applicability, just like the benchmarks that produce the result. Case in point: when was the last time someone completed a big project using single-thread-limited SPEC or Geekbench? Because those are the only performance wins the A13 has over current mainstream x86.
You'll have to ask Andrei why he would "throw money and time out of the window by performing totally useless tests" re: single-threaded scaled benchmark results (that are unfairly set up and esoteric to boot). I think you were being sarcastic. I'm not.