Originally Posted by motoray
The most elaborate pc upgrade scheme in history. *Slides on tinfoil hat* lol
I was really hoping this wasn't the case, but then it struck me as highly suspicious that the older the CPU, the bigger the performance impact. Could Intel be intentionally bricking CPU performance with this patch the same way Apple has bricked performance of the iPhone in the name of saving battery life?
If there's any truth to this, it's that CPUs are hitting a brick wall in that it's harder to make them faster, and adding more cores only improves performance so much. So what other alternative is there than planned obsolescence through updates that slow the performance down only on older hardware.
And there's also the matter of Intel purposely using inferior thermal interface material under the IHS which hinders heat transfer to the heatsink ever since Sandy Bridge.Edited by aweir - 1/13/18 at 8:05am