Intel security bug

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  • detritus0

    Although the details are a bit inscrutable at the moment, losses are apparently only relevant in a percentage of operation types, particularly in those related to how Virtual Machines work - hence the panic in cloud operations and AMD's apparent stock price rise.

    The effect on the likes of us will be a small percentage of the stated percentage range - ie. your processor won't suddenly become 30% slower.

    If this isn't the case, then Intel's truly fucked as it may be open to a massive class action suit - the sort here they have to either replace your chip, or refund a significant percentage of the cost, as per the Pentium FPU fuck up back in the 90s.

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