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AMD Releases Spectre Microcode And Software Patches

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jpe1701

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Coincidentally I just put together an half from spare parts and a g4560 I purchased for really cheap and noticed a big difference from the benchmarks in the reviews and my own. I used an app to shut off spectre/meltdown protections just to see if that was why my scores were so off and my cup-z single thread score went from 258 to 372. It made a huge difference. Much more responsive too.
 

kinney

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It is a massive difference as JPE1701 said, the press is covering up the massive performance hit in IO operations for Intel. In productivity the losses are up to 30%, but it's up to 50% for minimum framerates (all that matters, really) in games. Titles affected do heavy texture streaming. https://np.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/7obokl/performance_impact_of_windows_patch_and_bios/ds88idv/

I really hate to see what will happen once everything is patched. I'm not updating any hardware until 2019 when all Spectre variants are fixed in hardware by Intel & AMD. If I had to buy anything before then, I'd recommend the AMD stuff. Especially the 2400G, love that chip & no Meltdown worries with it.
 
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