Intel Disables TSX for More CPUs via Microcode Updates

Intel Disables TSX for More CPUs via Microcode Updates

Intel users will soon trade performance for security once again. Phoronix reported that recent microcode updates would disable Intel Transactional Synchronization Extension (TSX) by default on the company’s 6th, 7th, and 8th Gen processors. Disabling the feature is supposed to make those CPUs more secure, but it’s also expected to result in worse performance in…