Windows 10 Meltdown/Spectre Patch Performance Impact Assessment

Blender

Windows 10 Meltdown/Spectre Patch Performance Impact Assessment

Blender

Blender is a popular open source 3D graphics software tool that is popular amongst some of our readers, making it an ideal tool to start off with when looking at the performance impact of this update from a productivity perspective. 

When testing Blender, we utilised our custom Blender rendering workload and found that Microsoft's new security patch had no real performance impact on the time it took to complete the task. An extra three seconds on a job that took almost 12 minutes to complete and a 13-second increase in a render that took around 45, not exactly enough to call more than a margin of error impact. 

  

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05-01-2018, 15:11:33

AlienALX
Just going to a pic dude.Quote

05-01-2018, 15:26:48

RedSymphony
"we must preface this with the fact that AMD systems will not be affected in the same way as an Intel-based system by this update, because AMD CPU architectures are vulnerable to Meltdown".
I think you mean invulnerable, right?
Nice to see the performance hit for the average user is minimal.Quote

05-01-2018, 16:25:51

WYP
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Just going to a pic dude.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedSymphony View Post
"we must preface this with the fact that AMD systems will not be affected in the same way as an Intel-based system by this update, because AMD CPU architectures are vulnerable to Meltdown".
I think you mean invulnerable, right?
Nice to see the performance hit for the average user is minimal.
Fixed and fixed.

Yeah, I am very happy to know that the performance hit is minimal for most standard users. Only slightly annoying that so much time was spend testing it.Quote

05-01-2018, 17:48:33

donp
Being new here, Hello first of all. Plus thank you for taking the time and effort with the testing Thank you again, regardsQuote

06-01-2018, 18:22:58

WYP
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Originally Posted by donp View Post
Being new here, Hello first of all. Plus thank you for taking the time and effort with the testing Thank you again, regards
You are welcome. Your thanks are greatly appreciated.Quote
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