Intel Releases Meltdown, Spectre Patch Benchmarks

(Source: Tom’s Hardware) Across the board, the biggest impact was to the SYSMark 2014 SE Responsiveness benchmark, which saw drops from 12% on an i7 8700K to 21% on an i7 6700K. This test is heavily affected by storage performance, so Intel’s numbers show there is definitely a concern that SSD performance could be seriously impacted.