- Apr 27, 2000
Because security is not representative of real world benchmarks.
Heehee. Funny, but if that were the case, all the patches going back to Meltdown would have been released the same way . . .
From many peoples perspective the speculative execution attacks are medium risk, and as such don't warrant overreaction (including those in my company). So perhaps Microsoft is leaving it up to the admins to decide if it's worth the effort/performance to apply it?
Heh! Possibly. Intel has likely noticed a number of their users looking for ways to disable mitigations just to claw back some performance.