Recent PCs have little to fear from Intel's Spectre microcode updates


Testing the side effects of Spectre-cide

Intel recently released stable microcode updates to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability on Skylake and newer CPUs. We ran back-to-back tests with and without the patch on one of our Kaby Lake systems to see just how much performance suffers in exchange for safety.
Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
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