Intel Ice Lake "0x78" Microcode Update Having Small But Measurable Performance Hits

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 10 May 2020 at 07:39 PM EDT. Page 4 of 4. 15 Comments.

Web browser tests were also coming in slightly lower off this Friday update to the Ice Lake microcode.

That's it for now in the Ice Lake CPU microcode update testing for what I was able to accomplish this weekend... Look for more information on Phoronix over the coming days should anything else of interest come to light and if new CPU microcode updates get pushed for pre-Icelake.

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