Recent Spectre Updates Can Slow Your PC Down

There have been reports of possible performance issues.

Microsoft has been transparent about the recent discovery two major CPU security flaws.  Last week, in a effort to fix the issue windows released an update.  Windows 10 pushed the update automatically and if you are on a newer computer, most likely,  you will not notice any difference in performance.  If you are on windows 7 or 8 there will be some noticeable performance changes.   Also you might need to check for updates to install the latest updates.

Impacts:

  • Windows 10 running on Skylake, Kaby Lake or newer CPU show benchmarks show “single-digit slowdowns”, but most users shouldn’t expect to see noticeable slowdowns
  • Windows 10 running on Haswell or older CPUs “show more significant slowdowns” and “some users will notice a decrease in system performance”
  • Windows 7 or Windows 8 running on Haswell or older CPUs means “most users will notice a decrease in system performance

If you are on windows 7 or 8 and experiencing slowdowns consider upgrading for increased security and speed.  I love windows 10 and have not experienced a slowdown with this update. If you have questions about upgrading to Windows 1o or are unhappy navigating Windows 10 give us a call. We have lots of tips and tricks to make your user experience betting in Windows 10.