How convenient for Intel - they have been unable to improve significantly on the single threaded performance since the 4790K but with this "fix", newer CPUs will magically start to look better than the old ones..
Do Microsoft etc see this as an opportunity in disguise perhaps? A problem out of their hands, that's not their fault, that might make people think about upgrading their machines. And the best bit is that it also effects your competitors.
> This means the typical home and business PC user should not see significant slowdowns in common tasks such as reading email, writing a document or accessing digital photos.
How can Intel possibly continue to claim this when the majority of home and business PC users are on Windows, and probably mostly on hardware older than Skylake too?
Haswell and older will see more-significant slowdowns, Skylake and newer will see less-significant slowdowns... what about Broadwell? I have a 6850k.
Was hoping to see some benchmarks, or at least rough percentages. Sounds like vague marketing-speak.
All I really know is that it won't be faster--thanks.
The wording re. the difference between Windows 10 and 7 seems intriguing:
> Windows 10 PCs with Haswell or older processors will see "more significant slowdowns" and Microsoft notes that a segment of customers may "notice a decrease in system performance”. > Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs powered by Haswell or older processors will see a "decrease in system performance" for "most users".
Does it mean that if you care about performance, it's better to use Windows 7 instead of 10? It's not spelled out explicitly, but they way they worded it suggests so.