I asked over on techspot how vulnerable we really are and this sums up what I really wanted to know
What sums up what you really wanted to know, cos I'm not seeing anything?
Evidently, the full effect of the patches won't be known until the BIOS patch becomes available and is applied. And then I'm wondering if the I/O operations are going to be most affected, what does the combination of patches do to uploading and downloading, particularly with larger files? Things like skin uploads and downloads would probably be only minimally affected, but what about driver/firmware downloads from Nvidia, for example? Some of those can reach up to 140GB and more.
Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand this, it won't matter how fast your internet is, I/O operations, uploads and downloads will be slowed. Is that right? If so, then the impact of this may be greater than was first revealed.