Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mac Performance Drops Up to 40% With Intel Vulnerability Mitigations

It's not like Macs were fast to start with but cutting performance by 40%? Ouch.

Apple has joined Google in advising customers to disable Intel CPUs' Hyper-Threading feature. This drastic measure is supposed to defend against Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) issues that Intel disclosed on Monday.