Earlier this week, a new vulnerability was discovered in Intel CPUs that can allow people access to sensitive information through the computer’s CPU. Dubbed Microarchitectural Data Sampling, or MDS by Intel, it makes use of speculative execution technology used by Intel CPUs, to improve performance.
Thankfully, gaming performance doesn’t seem to adversely affect by MDS ZombieLoad attacks or their
Depicting the same patterns as the CPU benchmarks, the performance hit increases with heavier workloads. Phoronix will be performing further tests on low-end systems. For the detailed benchmarking results, check out Phoronix’s site.