- Apr 13, 2006
could be worse... news could have broke AFTER... I had pulled the trigger on an upgrade from my i7-4770K =)
but yeah..... this does sort of suck... AMD may however be slightly pleased currently.. I had been a pretty loyal team Red guy for many years, finally relenting to Intel's pretty clear advantage back in the C2D days...
next upgrade could be to AMD however... waiting on ryzen+
I am sure AMD is quite pleased about this if Intel cant fix it with a microcode update. If this also effects Windows users as rumored then I expect a massive lawsuit on Intel as big companies will be pissed as well if they suddenly have their servers run slower. This is all kinds of ugly for Intel if the whole rumor is true, looks like January 4th is the supposed embargo date so will know soon.