Originally Posted by rush2049
When Intel eventually releases its next generation chips that do not have these flaws (or less of them); Are they going to compare the percentage improvement in IPC or overall performance to pre sidechannel fixes earlier generations, or post sidechannel fixes variants of earlier generations?
Almost certainly post-fix. It will put the newer parts in a more positive light performance wise (good for marketing), and generally be more representative of most relevant real-world scenarios as well. Most OSes are integrating microcode updates and major OEMs have been pushing out updated firmware.
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