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Intel Secretly Firefighting a Major CPU Bug Affecting Datacenters?

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The german website Computer Base just posted some benchmarks including Assassin's Creed: Origins which is said to be quite CPU hungry because of it's "interesting" copy protection.

They are using the latest Win10 Insider build which has the fix enabled. The test system consists of an i7-7700K and an Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Strix.

See screenshot below or this link for all benchmarks. As expected performance in AC only decreases when the CPU is the limiting factor (low details, high framerates). This could mean that the impact is a lot higher on lower performing systems (e.g. i3 or Pentium processors) where the CPU is the bottleneck.

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What's interesting is how this potentially disastrous flaw could affect old OS, ATM's anyone? Unpatched systems like win7 or older (govt)infrastructure & the much bigger financial sector could be at serious risk!
If someone is running vm code or uploading exes to atms, you need to work on a different kind of security.
 
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The german website Computer Base just posted some benchmarks including Assassin's Creed: Origins which is said to be quite CPU hungry because of it's "interesting" copy protection.

They are using the latest Win10 Insider build which has the fix enabled. The test system consists of an i7-7700K and an Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Strix.

See screenshot below or this link for all benchmarks. As expected performance in AC only decreases when the CPU is the limiting factor (low details, high framerates). This could mean that the impact is a lot higher on lower performing systems (e.g. i3 or Pentium processors) where the CPU is the bottleneck.

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Not really, the gap you see here is of no relevance and could be a dozen other things too. Its equal or 126 vs 122 FPS. I do not see the relation to AC Origins at all, either...

It would surprise me if there is a noticeable loss for gaming. This will hardly hit the consumer space.
 
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As far as I can tell, it's not much of a secret at all, but I don't want to draw unwanted attention to something "under embargo". I made a private pastebin that I can point to later, that is time stamped today, for proof that I knew. ;-)
 
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