A Look At The CPU Security Mitigation Costs Three Years After Spectre/Meltdown

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 6 January 2021. Page 3 of 9. 26 Comments

Google Chrome 87 sees most of its performance penalties on the older CPUs lacking hardware mitigations:

Google Chrome 87 appeared to perform better than Firefox 84 for the relative performance difference on the newer Intel/AMD CPU models, but with the older pre-2019 processors was still obviously seeing a sizable performance degradation.

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