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[–] ten_comments_is_dumb 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

As an AMD guy, how will the slowdown patches affect me? AMD CPU, Radeon graphics. Is MSFT going to sabotage my performance because many dumbshits use intel?

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[–] GumbyTM 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Info is not fully released yet so no one knows anything for sure but from everything I've seen AMD should not be affected performance wise. As of this afternoon this problem now affects basically everyone. ARM, AMD and Intel.

The mitigation for this is a software workaround (kernel patch) AMD says theirs won't hit performance.

Sauce:

http://fortune.com/2018/01/03/intel-kernel-security-flaw-amd/

AMD said its chips were affected by some but not all of a series of related security exploits uncovered by researchers. AMD has already developed a simple software fix for its chips that will not impact PC performance, an AMD spokesman said. “Due to differences in AMD’s architecture, we believe there is a near zero risk to AMD processors at this time,” the company said in a statement. “We expect the security research to be published later today and will provide further updates at that time.”

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[–] MetalAegis 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What would the potential harm be if hypothetically one had an AMD machine and decided not to update/patch at all?

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[–] Alopix 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Just don't accept any updates until the community finds and unfucks whatever stupid crooked shit M$ decides to deploy

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[–] jizzswizzler 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

yeah intel isnt M$

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[–] Aliens_R_Us 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

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[–] lanre 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes, appears so at this point. Possibly same on Linux but you could probably disable that.

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[–] Salbuchi_2019 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

AMD landed a kernel patch that disables this shit if an AMD CPU is detected.

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[–] LewsTherinTelamon 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

You can, thus far, disable it with a kernel boot parameter.