I bet there are less than ten people on the [H] that would admit they believe the Earth is flat or that we never went to the moon. But something like this comes along and the forum becomes conspiracy theory central. Come on folks. It's a bug, a fault, design flaw. Just like the Pentium math bug from years ago, only that one was discovered within a few weeks. This one took years to discover but it is still just a bug - a serious bug but still just a bug. Intel will surely fix it in the next generation of CPUs and it and Microsoft will patch it for existing hardware. It may not be pretty with performance losses and whatnot but for the most part I doubt anyone, including most [H]er's, will notice an appreciable performance difference in most tasks. Yes you'll show the benchmarks indicating a few percentage points lower scores but honestly, is it going to be noticeable in day-to-day tasks? For home or office users probably not. Data centers are a different story and my remarks are not directed at that segment. It is what it is. It's not a reason to upgrade unless you are on or beyond the edge of acceptable performance now with your current hardware. Anything you buy now (on Intel platform) is still going to have the bug and still going to need to be patched with potentially performance robbing code. Just deal with it. Get your patches and move on.