Reply to post: Re: Intel "shouldn't be selling CPUs?"

Meltdown/Spectre week three: World still knee-deep in something nasty

jmch Silver badge

Re: Intel "shouldn't be selling CPUs?"

"Even if it can be fixed via software? Or would a fix that reduced performance by even 0.01% be unacceptable to you?"

It CAN'T be fixed by software. It can be (partly or mostly) mitigated. If it could be fixed with a 0.01% performance loss no-one would be kicking up the stink that they are, but reality is that it can be mitigated with a perforance hit of anywhere between 5-20% judging by reports I've seen.

Can you imagine if you paid north of 30 grand for a car with 200 bhp, and the manufacturer says hey, the brakes might fail at any given moment, very unlikely to happen guv, but here's a fix and by the way, your car now has 160bhp not 200.

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