Intel Processor Design Flaw

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  1. DNT

    DNT Prominent Member

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    You might already read about it in any tech news site around the globe, but just in case I'm sharing it here anyway...
    Source: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/

    AMD processors are unaffected by the flaw, but is not yet clear if patches will have some performance impact on them.

    On 9 January, 2018 more details will be revealed by Intel.

    Edit: Intel responds to security research findings
    Source: https://newsroom.intel.com/news/intel-responds-to-security-research-findings/

    Edit: https://meltdownattack.com/
     
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    Microsoft issued an update yesterday which be beneficial to the Intel problem.
     
  3. Hal9000

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    I've seen some people say they have run before and after benchmarks with results between 1% - 25% slower. That's like knocking 100 bucks or more off some processors in one go, if true. :eek:
     
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    It's true for Broadwell and older generation.
     
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