3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 27, 2018 12:57 PM by Intel Corporation

    System stuttering during video playback after Spectre microcode update on Broadwell-E




      I'm running a Core i7 6950X on a Asrock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard. After updating to the latest BIOS with the Spectre microcode update for Broadwell-E version 0B00002A, I get heavy system stuttering during video playback from streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Video (never had those before) and longer loading times in general. If I revert to the previous BIOS, everything is fine. It must have something to do with the new microcode implementation on this CPU, I can't see any other culprit. Is there something I can do, besides reverting back and hoping and waiting for a better iteration of the microcode? Is that even planned, or older CPU families like mine are EOL?