Ow I agree , I was more thinking off do we actually know the patches will work? if I understand it correctly some of the spectre stuff are still being investigated if they can be patch properly , in that context is it ok to still sell/launch the product ? More like a moral question of it all.I think that’s a little extreme.
For intel to get in trouble legally with coffee Lake someone must be harmed. There’s been no known exploit so no one harmed that way.
The home market probably won’t see more than a few percent performance difference once this is patched. So again no one harmed.
Remember they aren’t liable if your processor can’t reach the same Cinebench R15 score or FPS in LootBox II that AT got. They just have to sell you a chip that runs at the base frequency and single core turbo at TDP advertised. That’s why you have no recourse when your HP or Dell 8700k PC ends up 15% slower than your favorite review because you only have mediocre cooling, a power limited mobo and they’ve locked the turbo down to maintain TDP.
Where they could be in trouble is corporate purchases. If they sold chips that had to meet certain performance requirements and they knew or should have known the fix could preclude that then they are in trouble.
For the rest of us it probably won’t effect us much so not buying needed PCs or staying off the inter webs to protect ourselves from an exploit that hasn’t been seen in the wild doesn’t seem like the smartest thing.
Another saying we have in the human spaceflight biz is, if you want zero risk in your mission stay home.