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Intel Core i5-8600K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo) Newegg via eBay $249.99 F/S

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This about as cheap as this processor can be found. I picked it up for $230 from Micro Center a few weeks ago, but after tax, it was almost the same price ($247 vs $250).
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Are you guys aware of Intel Cpu chipset bug?.. its huge!
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Are you guys aware of Intel Cpu chipset bug?.. its huge!
Indeed. with recent info I would expect this to be the tip of the iceberg and as such waiting 6 months should reap dividends when buying Intel stuff. betcha this is half this price in 5 months
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How soon til hardware is released where that hardware design flaw is fixed? Glad I've kept waiting to upgrade my rig.
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Are you guys aware of Intel Cpu chipset bug?.. its huge!
Not really unless you're running a data server at home. I see absolutely zero real world difference pre and post patch on my 8700.
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How soon til hardware is released where that hardware design flaw is fixed? Glad I've kept waiting to upgrade my rig.
years...
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years...
Guess I'll be going with AMD then.
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Aren't AMD processors also affected b the security flaw? I don't think this issue pertains solely to Intel.
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Aren't AMD processors also affected b the security flaw? I don't think this issue pertains solely to Intel.
They're affected by Spectre, not meltdown. Funny thing is that it is AMD CPUs getting the BSODs after MS released the meltdown fix today. MS blanket patched Windows for all CPUs, so I don't see any advantage for going AMD.

Again, this is overblown for home users. I wouldn't let it influence your opinion one way of the other.
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I mean, as long as i know, it is not about the performence of cpu, the real problem is the security bug, which means anyone can go through your system with some hugh chipset bug. Thats what i know.. if im wrong , correct me please
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I mean, as long as i know, it is not about the performence of cpu, the real problem is the security bug, which means anyone can go through your system with some hugh chipset bug. Thats what i know.. if im wrong , correct me please
The exploit was patched at the OS level. As long as you're running a patched operating system, you're OK.
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Not really unless you're running a data server at home. I see absolutely zero real world difference pre and post patch on my 8700.
Intel improvements come in at 5-30% per generation. Software patching the flaws is said to drop performance by 5-30%. If you wait until the hardware patched generation, we're now talking about twice the performance improvement.

I was in the market for a hardware upgrade, but it seems pointless to upgrade when in the process you're accepting a downgrade to keep it secure.

My advice? Hold on to what you have, and hold out until until Intel/AMD figures out how to hardware patch it.
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Long live AMD
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