Windows 10 Meltdown/Spectre Patch Performance Impact Assessment

3DMARK Time Spy

Windows 10 Meltdown/Spectre Patch Performance Impact Assessment

3DMARK Time Spy

In our games testing we decided to test our CPU in both a dual-core quad thread configuration as well as the i7 6850K's standard 6-core 12-thread setup, hopefully allowing us to see how if the patch has a greater or lesser impact during a more CPU-limited workload. 

In 3DMARK Time Spy the difference in performance was minimal, but it remains to be seen how this applies to games, not synthetic benchmarks. 

 

Windows 10 Meltdown/Spectre Patch Performance Impact Assessment  
Windows 10 Meltdown/Spectre Patch Performance Impact Assessment  

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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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