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Minecraft CPU Bug Mitigation Impact

How is a sixth-generation Intel CPU model i3-6100 (Skylake)'s performance affected by Linux's Spectre/Meltdown mitigations and TSX Async Abort? These mitigations impact context switches, so to make the test more relevant Minecraft was always running along with QuickSync screen capture and a 1080p video playing in the background. Minecraft 1.16.3 is running at 3K@75 resolution via OptiFine. To turn off mitigations and re-enable full TSX, add "mitigations=off tsx=on" to your kernel boot parameters to test. WARNING: This disables security features against Meltdown/Spectre and the whole Intel CPU bug gang. Use at your own risk.

5 months ago

Distro: Arch Linux
Kernel: 5.8.13-ndf
GPU Driver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 455.28
GPU: GeForce GT 1030
CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz