Windows 10 19H1 reduces impact of Spectre Mitigation to noise level

    Windows 10 19H1 reduces impact of Spectre Mitigation to noise level

    Windows 10 19H1 reduces impact of Spectre Mitigation to noise level


    Posted: 19 Oct 2018
    Earlier this year two major vulnerabilities were discovered which affected the core processes of the computer. Named as Spectre and Meltdown, these “speculative execution” vulnerabilities meant hackers could steal data by simply visiting a website.

    Though there were no known incidents of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild, the processor microcode patches could have up to a 30% impact on the performance of PCs that have been patched.

    Various tech companies have been working on mitigation for this, and in Microsoft’s latest move, they are working to implement Retpoline in the next major version of Windows 10, 19H1 due early next year...



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    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    19 Oct 2018

  1. Faith's Avatar
    Posts : 1,561
    Windows 10 Home 20H2 64-bit
       #1

    Wow, really? Why can't they just start updating/enabling this accross the board when it is done? Why wait until 19H1?
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  2. Posts : 99
    Windows 10
       #2

    I have just checked, using skippy 19H1 compared to 1809 on an old i7-2600 there is a 33% improvement in 4K Random read performance (writes only slightly improved) using an 960 EVO 250GB SATA3 SSD.
    Last edited by MUser; 19 Oct 2018 at 14:32.
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  3. sgage's Avatar
    Posts : 1,155
    Windows 10 Pro (Build 18362.418)
       #3

    Faith said:
    Wow, really? Why can't they just start updating/enabling this accross the board when it is done? Why wait until 19H1?
    Probably because it takes a recompiling of the kernel to implement the retpoline function. But who knows, maybe they'll backport it 1803.
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