Originally Posted by tpi2007
Phoronix has good news for games (at least on Linux, but should probably be the same on Windows), no impact on the games tested - CS:GO, the latest Deus Ex, Dota 2, Dawn of War III, F1 2017 and The Talos Principle)
Games don't access the kernel that much. I/O heavy tasks do.
Databases and servers are probably in trouble. Consumer tasks, not so much.
Windows users should bench their most common tasks while they have the "show kernel times" option checked in taskmgr's graphs. The more kernel time, the bigger the performance hit from a fix is likely to be.
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