There are major security vulnerabilities in the global processor, and Intel repeatedly claims it will not slow down computer performance after it has been patched. But Microsoft (Microsoft) hitting Intel, announced two or three years after the release of the personal computer, the speed will be significantly slowed down after the update. As soon as the news came out, both Intel and AMD lost ground.
MarketWatch, CNBC, CNNMoney reported that the two major vulnerabilities “Meltdown” and “Specter” threaten the global PC, mobile phone, server, industry release patch, plug loopholes. Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft Windows & Device Group, posted an official blog on the 9th to assess the impact of security updates on Windows operating systems.
He said that if the computer is installed with Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems and uses chips shipped in 2015 or earlier, the update speed will be significantly slower and the user will feel the difference. Windows 10 systems have less of an impact, with Intel’s new chips Skylake, Kaby Lake, and so on, users will not think the computer slows down; however, slower speeds will be achieved with older Haswell chips.
Microsoft said the security update will have a greater impact on Microsoft’s server operating system, Windows Server, and cloud providers will see significant slowdowns after installing updates, so they need to be carefully considered before making any trade-offs. Microsoft is still testing, unable to release more specific data.
Microsoft said there are discrepancies with Intel, Intel said on the 9th, the update has little effect on the average user, the speed will not slow down significantly.
Stacy Rasgon, an analyst at Bernstein Research, said it’s too early to say that everyone is still learning about the problem. He predicts the cloud industry may be hit, Intel may have to concessions, take some responsibility. Shares of semiconductor and cloud makers may continue to fluctuate in the coming weeks.
source : technews.tw