Google: Our Meltdown and Spectre Patches Don’t Slow Down Devices

While both Microsoft and Intel confirmed that their Meltdown and Spectre updates cause a more or less noticeable slowdown on devices, Google says no performance impact is being experienced following its own security patches.

Google says it started patching the three variants of the discovered vulnerabilities in September when the first mitigations for Variants 1 and 3 were released (Variants 1 and Variant 2 are generally referred to as Spectre, while Variant 3 is called Meltdown).

“Thanks to extensive performance tuning work, these protections caused no perceptible impact in our clou… (read more)

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