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    Phoronix: Intel Volleys New Sandy Bridge CPU Microcode

    For reasons currently unknown, Intel released new CPU microcode on Wednesday for their Sandy Bridge processors...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-SNB-CPU-Micro

  • #2
    Thank for the info! Sandy Bridge still works very well for everyday use, this is a good news that is still so well supported.
    I will wait for your benchmarks, hoping no performances issue with this update...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Axl_Mas View Post
      I will wait for your benchmarks, hoping no performances issue with this update...
      You can most certainly bet on performance issues, as this non-transparent binary crap even does this for Skylake with certain workloads. I need to boot Linux without intel-ucode to achieve the same JavaScript performance in Firefox as on Windows, despite of setting mitigations=off.
      Yes, it's really that craptacular what Intel does on Linux.

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      • #4
        Probably more performance mitigations ...

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        • #5
          could it have to do with the recent attacks on supercomputers like the SuperMUC in Munich?

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          • #6
            Figures. My current main laptop is a Sandy Bridge i3 (as soon as I find an IdeaPad 7 14" with a Ryzen 4800u available that'll change). Hopefully this doesn't cripple an already aging laptop even more than the spinning rust drive already does.

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            • #7
              What about ivy bridge? I've upgraded my personal laptop from sandy bridge myself, as the Intel HD 3000 is borderline unusable.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by aufkrawall View Post
                You can most certainly bet on performance issues, as this non-transparent binary crap even does this for Skylake with certain workloads. I need to boot Linux without intel-ucode to achieve the same JavaScript performance in Firefox as on Windows, despite of setting mitigations=off.
                Yes, it's really that craptacular what Intel does on Linux.
                I wonder what sort of seriously bloated JavaScript you are trying to run....

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                • #9
                  Great ..... more slowdowns.My wifes FX 8350 is going to end up faster soon.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HighValueWarrior View Post
                    Great ..... more slowdowns.My wifes FX 8350 is going to end up faster soon.
                    Still a perfectly decent and usable machine IMO.

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