02-17-2018 08:08 AM
There are reports of extreme throttling on X1 Carbon Gen6 (reviews on Lenovo reviews US page, or reddit). It seems X1C6 is limited to 23W/29W TDP, while X1 Yoga Gen 3 is limited to 44W TDP for short and long term bursts.
It makes little sense as physically X1C6 cooler looks bigger thus thould be able to handle longer/harder loads. Can we hope that it will be fixed in the nearest future? Or is there an actual reason for lowering X1C6 TDP, so people who expect 8650U to run at 44W should just look into buying X1Y3?
02-18-2018 08:29 AM - edited 02-18-2018 08:29 AM
With the help of reddit ThinkPad community we were able to reach some conclusions. Both X1C6 and X1Y3 are very solid, but slightly different thermally machines. Both are able to perform well and will likely be tuned further with BIOS updates.