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just how badly will anything older than Haswell be affected by the recent Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

just wondering how the older gens will be patched and if so, fully? what kind of losses could be expected, say, with my i7 4930K? 


My PC (Known as Ivy):

—CPU: i7 4930K; Ivy Bridge-E 6 core LGA2011

—Ram: 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133mhz

Graphics: GTX 1070 (EVGA ACX 3.0 Gaming)

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 LGA2011

Storage: 128GB OCZ Vertex4 and 1TB 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda

—CPU Cooling: Corsair H100i V2

Case: Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower

—PSU: Corsair GS800 V2 

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From what I've heard it depends greatly on workload.  I've heard from a few percent all the way up to 30% depending, with gaming being near the former.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

my main concern is if it'll even get a full coverage patch, rather than just the OS one. Seeing as I'm using an older platform on a 2013 CPU, (even though my 4930k still has warranty until sept 2018) as the pc is used by four people for work stuff, uni work and the likes?


My PC (Known as Ivy):

—CPU: i7 4930K; Ivy Bridge-E 6 core LGA2011

—Ram: 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133mhz

Graphics: GTX 1070 (EVGA ACX 3.0 Gaming)

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 LGA2011

Storage: 128GB OCZ Vertex4 and 1TB 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda

—CPU Cooling: Corsair H100i V2

Case: Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower

—PSU: Corsair GS800 V2 

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have asked the same question a week ago, no answer that make it clear

personally i am affected with one device and know 4 more which will run for years longer even if they are unsafe 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Oh?, just concerned cause I use a Ivy Bridge-E based build and I read up on YouTube and such that anything older than Haswell is basically screwed haha


My PC (Known as Ivy):

—CPU: i7 4930K; Ivy Bridge-E 6 core LGA2011

—Ram: 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133mhz

Graphics: GTX 1070 (EVGA ACX 3.0 Gaming)

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 LGA2011

Storage: 128GB OCZ Vertex4 and 1TB 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda

—CPU Cooling: Corsair H100i V2

Case: Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower

—PSU: Corsair GS800 V2 

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