News Intel abandons older chip Spectre patch plans

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  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees Nebuchadnezzar's fixit man.

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    Is it reasonable to assume, having read the article, that Ivybridge will be patched?
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The microcode patch for Ivy Bridge has been out since early March.
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    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...
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

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    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...
     
  6. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees Nebuchadnezzar's fixit man.

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    Thank-you both. :grin:
     
  7. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Daddy or chips?

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    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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