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Does Patching Spectre/Meltdown Slow Down Your Gaming PC?

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Two massive security issues are plaguing PCs - codenamed Meltdown and Spectre. Fixed are now starting to roll out in the form of Windows updates and BIOS microcode updates... but do they slow down your PC gaming performance? Rich runs some benchmarks...



1.1 GB

1920x1080, 59.94fps, 18.9mbps

AAC 2.0, 448kbps, 48000Hz



555.4 MB

1920x1080, 59.94fps, 9.3mbps

AAC 2.0, 448kbps, 48000Hz

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