Judging by the results he could determine, that the RTC Bug gets triggered only with the combination of Windows 8 and Intel. In case of AMD systems, which were based on FM2 processors as well as AM3 chips, he hasn't been able to replicate the issue. All the benchmarks he ran showed the correct results and weren't influence positively by downclocking the CPU.
Now the question remains, what is different when it comes to Intel systems compared to AMD, that could trigger this bug within Windows 8. So far one thing is for sure, it's not only Microsoft who is to blame. It looks like Intel plays a role in this game too and could also be of help solving this issue.
Windows 8 RTC bug only affecting Intel-based systems?
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 20 2013 @ 10:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck