DarkReading: Microsoft Confirms Windows Performance Hits with Meltdown, Spectre Patches

DarkReading: Microsoft Confirms Windows Performance Hits with Meltdown, Spectre Patches. “Microsoft in a blog post today confirmed that Windows servers will experience noticeable performance slowdowns, as will Windows 7 and 8 client machines running older processors (2015-timeframe PCs with Haswell or older CPUs). While newer Windows 10 platforms won’t experience perceptible performance drops, those on older hardware will.”