It has become common knowledge that there is an Intel CPU design flaw but there is no need to worry if you are a gamer. While it is more than likely that a Windows patch will be able to cover up the issue. While the effects of this flaw might not appear instantly this could slow down your CPU in the long run. Having that said, it should not impact gaming.
Phoronix has published multiple gaming benchmarks related to this Intel CPU design flaw and the impact on gaming is minimal and negligible so you need not worry about it having an effect on your FPS. The impact on FPS is 1-3 FPS. Even less in some cases.
It is important to note that this Intel CPU design flaw will have a major impact on large-scale applications, such as cloud services. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are already working on patching the issue and we shall have a quick fix in the next few days. The following benchmarks have been performed by using the Intel Core i7 8700K with an AMD Radeon RX Vega 64.
A summary of the issue is as follows:
There is presently an embargoed security bug impacting apparently all contemporary CPU architectures that implement virtual memory, requiring hardware changes to fully resolve. Urgent development of a software mitigation is being done in the open and recently landed in the Linux kernel, and a similar mitigation began appearing in NT kernels in November. In the worst case, the software fix causes huge slowdowns in typical workloads.
We will let you know about this Intel CPU design flaw in the upcoming days as we get more information regarding the matter and we will see how companies respond to this problem.
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