For those who didn’t click the link it appears to be an i7-8700 on an Asus Prime Z370-A Mobo tested using RealBench.
This is something that I've noticed. No mention of the micro code bios patch that is going to cause the big hit to performance, because it affect speculative branch prediction more so than the OS update. They mention the motherboard bios upgrade, but only grab the windows update! Expect further losses in performance!http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/windows_vulnerability_cpu_meltdown_patch_benchmarked
8700K(ASUS M10F BIOS 1003) +960Pro
13415.77 IOPS ---> 10423.99 IOPS
52.41 MB/s ---> 40.72 MB/s
45250.04 IOPS ---> 37399.2 IOPS
176.76 MB/s ---> 146.09 MB/s
Fact is that all OSes will need to be patched, yours as well. For Windows, this will be done through an incremental software update, and very likely your motherboard will need to be upgraded with a new BIOS as well. On Tuesday that patch will automatically become available, and who knows perhaps it is propagating already. The new security patches for Windows 10, however, can be download as standalone already. I decided to grab it, install it and see what happens.
So you don't login to email or any secure sites that might contain personal private or financial data on that computer?i really don't care if they hack this machine... its my gaming machine.... at most they will find what? a few pictures of my doberman, some screen shots of the games i play, and my steam gaming directory.
This was a team in a lab performing these attacks with non-public information on the processors. But, what about the miles of building that include the chineses hacking force? I think you can see an exponential increase in manpower(from bad actors) devoted to learning secrets and deploying various Java Script malware exploits. These will surely evolve into new more creative way to attack this vulnerability know that it's known. A.I. is having fun beating games at a record pace. Sounds like there is a new game in town that's even more fun to play!sigh.... i really want to pass on the bios update... seriously..
i really don't care if they hack this machine... its my gaming machine.... at most they will find what? a few pictures of my doberman, some screen shots of the games i play, and my steam gaming directory.
Even then for me to be hacked, they would need to single me out of millions, and then get past my firewall and network.
Hell by the time they got that far, it would obviously be an inside job, and i honestly think someone in my family has a higher chance of downloading a adware virus before i get hacked and compromised via meltdown/specter.
Is a motherboard UEFI/BIOS patch necessary in addition to the OS patch?This is something that I've noticed. No mention of the micro code bios patch that is going to cause the big hit to performance, because it affect speculative branch prediction more so than the OS update. They mention the motherboard bios upgrade, but only grab the windows update! Expect further losses in performance!
Look at the bright side: If the NSA isn't already having a field day with his creaky old machines, they will very soon.Kim Jong un... "shall we play a game?"
Kim Jong un is going put his vast warehouses of human tech labor and Dyno powered mechanical computers running Win 2000 to work on this.
To properly patch for Meltdown and Spectre, you will need to update UEFI and patch OS. Which vulnerabilities need patching will vary from system to system.Is a motherboard UEFI/BIOS patch necessary in addition to the OS patch?
It's "entirely possible" that phynaz' account has been hacked by intel PR.I knew you'd be back with your "anything is possible" argument. You do realize your bolded part basically says that it's entirely possible the CPU may be hacked in some other way? Well of course, that's true for any CPU and for any other type of hack method. You also realize by the same argument, these patches wouldn't block that attack either, because the patch specifically fixes issues associated with these 3 forms of attacks.
I doubt it, seems rather more likely that AMD execs really will have that "liquid lunch" referenced above, all of them will get arrested for DWI, and intel will have everything smoothed over before they get bailed out...Well, looks like this will be a big year for AMD and their Threadripper.
Intel stock is nearly back up where it was before the news hit, it is down less than 5% now. Seems that AMD has reaped more benefit (up 15%) than intel has been punished by this.Hey you never know, this security issue affects nearly every relevant Intel CPU from that last 10 years.
Their stocks is tumbling and AMD will be right on their heels.
This might just fire up the CPU race again.
An indicator of Intel's Damage control skills perhaps
Good god that's almost apocalyptic. I hope that's not the norm.Epic Games servers after applying patches to one server
All of them? Most servers for multiplayer games process large amounts of very small packets, much smaller packets then web-servers. Mining pools servers will probably get hit as well - lots of small packets and lots of IO when syncing blockchain.That is pretty bad. I wonder how many other game servers are going to suffer the same fate?