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News Intel warns of decade-old AMT vulnerability

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 2 May 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    No worries. :)
     
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    Not at all: if you're running a consumer motherboard, AMT is not available. You only get it on workstation (Cxxx series) or business (Qxxx series) chipsets. Been that way for many years too.
    AMT is only one component of vPro. vPro is not the 'matching feature for the workstation', but the umbrella branding Intel use to say "this box has all our cool features available" (e.g. Hyperthreading, Turbo Boost, VT-, TXT, etc). But the vPro label only means anything when applied to the entire PC: you could have a vPro CPU but not a vPro chipset, and you will not magically get the missing features.

    tl;dr: if your i7-7700 has the "vPro" box ticked on ARK, but your Z270 doesn't, then no vPro for you. Likewise for AMT: all those ducks need to be in a row for it to be active (including it being active in the BIOS).

    Maybe Mr. Porter needs to read the spec sheets a bit more closely.
     
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