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Old January 3rd 18, 09:23 PM posted to
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Default “Intel Chips Have a Major Design Flaw and the Fix Means Slower PCs”

Lynn McGuire wrote:
“Intel Chips Have a Major Design Flaw and the Fix Means Slower PCs”

“Over the next few weeks there’s a very good chance your PC or laptop is
going to take a significant performance hit. The worst case scenario
being it will get 30 percent slower. Worse than that is the fact you can
do nothing about it as the slow down is a side effect of fixing a major
design flaw in Intel processors.”

I cannot tell yet if this is a real problem or not.

BTW, I am wondering if this is another CIA backdoor.

Intel is gone. The class action on this one will force them into
bankruptcy as the flaw is apparently in all Pentium and newer Cpus.


This one (finally) adds a bit more context.

A comment from the Ars article, points here.


In the ComputerBase editorial office, the last used processor test
system was again used after the holidays with an Intel Core i7-7700K.
On a second SSD exactly the same benchmarks were loaded, but there
was not installed the Windows 10 Case Creators Update , but the latest
Insider Preview Build 17063 from 19 December 2017, in which the patch
is already active . The selected benchmarks do not depend on the
performance of the SSD.

Windows benchmarks: applications

In the six applications, there is almost no difference, only the
benchmark of 7-Zip, which runs in RAM, falls 2 percent behind
measurably lower.

Let's hope the 17063 didn't ship as an A versus B patch, with
only half the users having the KPTI patch enabled, for telemetry
and testing.