Intel Finally Details Slowdowns Caused by Meltdown & Spectre Updates

Intel has already confirmed earlier this month that its Meltdown and Spectre updates are likely to have a performance impact on computers that install it, and in a new press release on Wednesday, the company reveals more information collected following a series of tests.

Basically, Intel says that the slowdown experienced by systems depends on workloads and configurations, a thing that the company reiterated on several occasions.

In other words, older computers running high-demanding tasks are the most likely to be affected by a noticeable slowdown, while the newest chips on Windows 10 shouldn’t experience anything else than a minor performance impact which most users wouldn’t even detect.

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