1. Robbie_Jardine's Avatar
    As most of you know from the media, Intel has been working with hardware partners to release Bios Updates to fix CPU vulnerability 'Spectre' in many of their processors covering 10 years.

    Gigabyte have released Bios Update for my motherboard, however I decided to run a benchmark test before and after applying the update.

    I have noticed a vast difference in performance and although I was expecting this I wanted to see how other have been impacted.

    Here are my system specs

    Windows 10 Pro 16299.192
    Intel Core i7 (Skylake) 4.0GHz
    Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 8 - Bios Update F9a
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB)
    Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    HyperX Fury 480GB

    Pre Update
    pre-spectre-patch-bios-update-1.pngpre-spectre-patch-bios-update-2.png

    Post Update
    post-spectre-patch-bios-update-1.pngpost-spectre-patch-bios-update-2.png
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-12-2018 09:18 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Good idea!

    Almost a drop in 8% (overall)... interesting to see how others fare overall.

    As most of these are synthetic the difference will be noticeable depending on your work load / what you do on the PC.

    If it's just gaming then the drop won't be that much yet.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-13-2018 01:21 AM
  3. Robbie_Jardine's Avatar
    I mostly use my PC for gaming and have yet to test for any in game performance differences, however 2D/3D Graphics performance has decreased as well.

    It remains to be seen if there will be future bios updates that will remedy or improve performance degradation.
    01-13-2018 11:36 AM

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