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Tech & Gadgets => PCs => Topic started by: Sssith on January 03, 2018, 10:01:41 AM

Title: Intel Chip Design Flaw
Post by: Sssith on January 03, 2018, 10:01:41 AM
https://www.pcmag.com/news/358249/intel-chips-have-a-major-design-flaw-and-the-fix-means-slowe

Not sure yet how much of this is fear mongering.  The upshot is that a design flaw in the chip architecture allows code to be able access protected kernel memory.  The article above is stating that it might cause a 30% degradation of speed.  If true this is very very large problem.  The article states that it affects all Intel chips over the last decade.
Title: Re: Intel Chip Design Flaw
Post by: Ray Patean on January 05, 2018, 08:06:02 AM
If it's true and accurate, I'm really happy I went with a Ryzen CPU with my current computer. This could be pretty bad news.
Title: Re: Intel Chip Design Flaw
Post by: Godji on January 07, 2018, 07:07:04 AM
To update on this topc :

2 flaws, Meltdown and Spectre.
Meltdown is Intel only, but can be mostly mitigated by OS patches which have been rolling out already.
Spectre concernes EVERY chipset made in the last ~10 years (basically any chip which has branch prediction) and has no global possible fix, just possible mitigation software by software.

Pretty bad times :/