Looks like there could be more performance implications with latest Security Advisory from Microsoft. https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV190013 Potential performance impacts Specific performance impact varies by hardware generation and implementation by the chip manufacturer. For most consumer devices, impact on performance may not be noticeable. Some customers may have to disable Hyper-Threading (SMT) to fully address the risk from MDS vulnerabilities. In testing Microsoft has seen some performance impact with these mitigations, in particular when hyperthreading is disabled. Microsoft values the security of its software and services and has made the decision to implement certain mitigation strategies in an effort to better secure our products. In some cases, mitigations are not enabled by default to allow users and administrators to evaluate the performance impact and risk exposure before deciding to enable the mitigations. We continue to work with hardware vendors to improve performance while maintaining a high level of security.