I patched my machine and did a test. My test project with a bazillion plugins hovering at 98% average asio utilization stayed the same and played with no glitches. The project has probably 60 insert plugins and more than a dozen VSTi including 3 Kontakt instances loading instruments from a NAS. Although the project played fine, Samsung Magician reported my SSD IOPS dropped 30%, I haven’t done the exact math but write IOPS went from 51K to 33K. I can believe this, as my project took forever to load. I suspect my network performance has been substantially impacted also, but I haven’t tested that. l I have a dual Xeon system with ancient processors. Old CPUs (with no CPID support) were expected to be impacted more severely than a newer processor would be. In any case, as long as the test projects behaves as before, which it did, I’m OK.