Windows 10 Meltdown/Spectre Patch Performance Impact Assessment

Gears of War 4

Windows 10 Meltdown/Spectre Patch Performance Impact Assessment

Gears of War 4

When testing Gears of War 4, we found that game performance was not notably impacted by the patch when using our CPU in its standard 6-core, 12-thread setup.

To ensure that the game was more CPU limited we decided to conduct our games testing using our CPU with two active cores and four total threads, where we did find a small difference that was replicable across multiple runs, but not enough to impact gameplay noticeably. 

 

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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