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AMD's Fortunes Are Improving
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https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/int...,6146.html
Quote:Intel, and the chipmaking industry at large, have their hands full lately. Not only are new vulnerabilities appearing from left and right, but the patches often equate to big losses in performance. AMD hasn't been as exposed to these vulnerabilities, and as a result, the red team has caught up to Intel quite a bit and even taken the lead in some areas.

In synthetic testing, the performance impact can be huge--upwards of a 41% reduction in 4K random metrics. But the performance drop in real-world applications isn't quite as frightful. Our application testing measured a ~1-10% reduction in performance, depending on the test. While the difference isn’t huge, now we are faced with performance losses due to these patches if we want to keep our data safe.

If you have an Intel CPU with Hyper-Threading, things can get worse. Disabling Hyper-Threading is the only way to be fully protected from the MDS vulnerabilities, leading Google to disable Hyper-Threading on its Chrome OS 74 (and later). If you have a processor with Hyper-Threading, that can cost you up to 40% of your performance in applications. The price for full protection in some cases comes at the cost of a feature that users have already paid for: To assure 100% protection from the latest vulnerabilities, you essentially have to transform your expensive 8C/16T Core i9-9900K into an 8C/8T Core i7-9700K.

Even worse for Intel, AMD has caught up in storage performance, and even surpassed Intel in some instances, due to the latest patches. AMD’s Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT), which is similar to Intel's Hyper-Threading., also isn’t affected by the latest wave of attacks. That could open up an even larger gap in application performance and change the value comparison in the hotly-contested mid-range price bands.

Intel is working mitigations into silicon for next-gen CPUs as we speak, but how many more vulnerabilities will there be, and will the industry be able to fully catch up? How much slower could systems get over the coming months due to new mitigations? The answers to these questions are unknown, but things are sure looking good for AMD right now.
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AMD's Fortunes Are Improving - by SteelCrysis - 03-01-2018, 04:03 AM
RE: AMD's Fortunes Are Improving - by SteelCrysis - 03-01-2018, 05:44 AM
RE: AMD's Fortunes Are Improving - by SteelCrysis - 03-06-2018, 10:13 PM
RE: AMD's Fortunes Are Improving - by SteelCrysis - 03-10-2018, 10:41 AM
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RE: AMD's Fortunes Are Improving - by SteelCrysis - 03-13-2018, 09:14 PM
RE: AMD's Fortunes Are Improving - by SteelCrysis - 04-26-2018, 09:20 AM
RE: AMD's Fortunes Are Improving - by SteelCrysis - 10-11-2018, 07:40 AM
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