Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 4 Apr 2018.
Is it reasonable to assume, having read the article, that Ivybridge will be patched?
The microcode patch for Ivy Bridge has been out since early March.
Will intel patch it, yes [as gareth says they have]...
Will your mobo OEM update the bios/uefi with said patch... probably not [and this is largely why intel aren't bothering with anything older than SB iirc]
Your best bet is the/a windows update containing the microcode, which MS have done for more recent CPUs because of the above. Have MS released one for Sandy/Ivy yet? I'm not sure.
EDIT: Before gareth shouts at me, most linux distros include or have the option of including updated microcode, the most recent of which is here.
mac? **** knows...
Yarp, but it took 'em a while to re-release the latest microcode through built-in repositories after they rushed out the first one and it crashed everyone's systems...
It's not only Intel, but the MB companies that are under intense pressure to actually apply the patches. It's not unreasonable to assume pre-2010 hardware is unavailable to test it, or those people who worked on the boards are no longer around after 8 years.
SoFIA Atom is a bit of a surprise, but I guess they DGAF about Spreadtrum.
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