A major security vulnerability has been discovered in Intel’s modern processor designs and requires some invasive OS updating to squeeze it out. Unfortunately, the current fix can tank Cpu Performance by up to 49%... thankfully, though, not for us gamers.
It’s not all doom and gloom. If you do want to take a look at AMD’s Ryzen for unrelated reasons, however, then here are the best gaming CPUs around.
This newly-discovered bug is more likely a danger to systems running multiple virtual machines (VMs). A big data, server-scale problem, mostly. While this Security Flaw is an issue in itself, the patch that has been sneaked into the Linux kernel over the past few weeks is causing significant headaches for Intel as well, as it can slow CPU performance in a server environment.