Seems there is a major security bug in Intel processors that is getting a software work around in Windows, Linux and Mac very soon.
Looks like the work around makes a big performance hit. Like 30% !
AMD not affected.
Makes me giggle. Back in the day, when I worked for Northern Telecom, our team got a huge thick document from Intel, under NDA, detailing all the know bugs in then new 286 processor. Most of them were holes in it's memory protections. Seems the tradition continues.