Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Spectre Patch Causes 'Significant Slowdown' On Older OS, Chips

This just keeps getting worse and worse.

Microsoft has begun updating its Windows operating systems against the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but not all users will be too happy about it. According to the company, machines running Windows 7 and 8, as well as computers based on Haswell chips or older, will see “significant slowdowns” from the update. Intel’s own findings largely confirm Microsoft’s results.