However, Google was perhaps the only company that didn’t seem to significantly be impacted. This is because the company developed “Retpoline,” a different solution to deal with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that doesn’t affect performance. Starting with Windows 10 version 1903 (19H1), Microsoft is expected (via Neowin) to use the same Retpoline solution to revert the effects of the security vulnerabilities caused by flaws on Intel processors. If you’re a participant of the Windows Insider Program, the latest preview of Windows 10 already includes the Retpoline solution implemented.

— Mehmet Iyigun (@mamyun) October 18, 2018 And it looks promising, as Microsoft’s engineer, Mehmet Lyigun, explains that enabling Retpoline users will notice a significant boost in performance to almost identical as the performance before the Spectre and Meltdown. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.