Intel Kernel Security Flaw: You might lose up to 30% performance…

A terrible start for 2018 and Intel. A security flaw was discovered in Intel hardware, and the fix could be VERY costly. Depending on what processor is in your computer, you might see performance losses anywhere from 5% to 30%. Yikes. And yes, even you Mac users will be affected. Here’s the scoop on Intel’s Kernel Security flaw. Pretty sure my next PC build will be an AMD…

*** UPDATE ***

Intel press release acknowledging the issue.
Google press release detailing affected products
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AMD press release explaining why AMD CPU’s aren’t affected the same way.

ARM official response to exploit on mobile processors.

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One Reply to “Intel Kernel Security Flaw: You might lose up to 30% performance…”

  1. Hey Juan,

    This isn’t a harp on you directly but please take a look at this reddit post (http://www.reddit.com/comments/7o2tcc/) that actually breaks down how this topic is being poorly reported everywhere and how that statistic of 30% performance loss is alarmist at best and targeted misinformation at worst. Not to mention that there is a very similar issue called Spectre affecting AMD and ARM chips too, so while “Meltdown” doesn’t affect the competition they’re not really in any better position.

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