IPC; I thought it always though it stood for 'inter-process communication' and was always confused how that translated to single threaded performance, but now i know that it's 'instructions per clock cycle' which makes perfect sense.
IPC is the most important thing to increase, along with power efficiency.
I sure hope they bring 14nm to laptops and perhaps desktop in 2014. You can't slow down, CPU real-world performance improvements are slow enough as it is these days!
I want a 10 Skymont midrange gaming/engineering laptop in 2016!